Mattie McKinney-Hatchett Park Rehab and Community Engagement 

Estimated Cost: $100,000 (partially funded)

In Development

Oakland County Commissioner Emeritus Mattie McKinney Hatchett is a community activist and leader who served on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Since 1963, Commissioner Emeritus Hatchett has been actively involved with the Pontiac School District as an employee and volunteer. Her professional career in education reflects 50 + years of dedicated service. She is a well-respected leader who has served in many capacities over the years in the community and the school district. This park, named in her honor will receive a complete rehab and a grant available for local non-profits to provide community engagement in the park.



Estimated Cost: TBD

Launched: In Progress

A plan for Pontiac’s future, crafted by Pontiac’s future. Pontiac residents born 1980 and after gather regularly to assemble a plan for the future Pontiac - a plan they will have a chance to enact. The plan is focused on City Government, Public Spaces, Workforce Development, Green Living/Environmental Sustainability, Citizen Engagement, and Business Climate/Entrepreneurship.


Pontiac Community Foundation General Endowment Fund


Estimated Cost: UNlimited

This fund was created to support the ongoing causes of the Pontiac Community Foundation and its mission of engaging thought leadership, strategic collaboration, and the spirit of ingenuity and innovation, to tackle Pontiac’s most pressing issues. This fund helps support the general mission of PCF and also support the endeavors of other like-minded, good-will organizations in the city.


Non-Profit Community Grant


In Progress

The Pontiac Community Foundation’s funds can create a greater impact in the community by targeting a focused set of persistent challenges. To start we will support Pontiac-based non-profits, community groups and projects, focused on community engagement, development, or empowerment. Applications will be available to organizations beginning in April of 2019.


Leadership Oakland Grant

In Progress

GRANTS Available:
2 AT $3,000

The Pontiac Community Foundation aims to engage thought leadership and develop leaders by contributing to the Cornerstone Program through Leadership Oakland. It is a nine-month program that is designed to expose participants to current resources and issues impacting our region as well as prompt them to think more deeply about their individual and group leadership growth and actions. This program is for talented, committed professionals with a desire to strengthen their leadership, organizations and community. This grant will help fund two full tuition scholarships for Pontiac residents looking to be involved in the program.