Racquet Up Detroit graduates

It is our privilege to support the important work being done by our grantees. They are the ones doing the “heavy lifting” every day, changing lives and improving our communities. We are grateful for their contributions of time and talent.

In the spirit of our founder, Mr. Art Van Elslander, we have a particular interest in working with organizations which are entrepreneurialminded and seek to be selfsustaining, rather than those which rely entirely on donor support.  

Learn more about the impactful work being done by our partners, by visiting their websites below.

“Buildings are just bricks and mortar.  The heartbeat of any organization is its people.”

Art Van Elslander

Benjamin's Hope

Benjamin’s Hope

Benjamin’s Hope is a “Live, Learn, Play, Worship” farmstead community for people of all abilities.

Racquet Up Detroit

Racquet Up Detroit

Racquet Up Detroit provides Detroit youth a long-term mentoring program of squash, academics and community service.  

Sanctum House

Sanctum House

A sanctuary for women survivors of human trafficking.

Solanus Casey Center

Solanus Casey Center

Inspired by the life and example of Blessed Solanus Casey, the Center strives to be a place of pilgrimage, healing, reconciliation and peace.

Ascension Providence Foundation and Acension St. John Foundation

Ascension Providence & St. John Foundations

Located in Detroit and metro Detroit areas, Ascension Providence and Ascension St. John hospitals deliver compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

Capuchin Brother Jerry & guest