Application for 2018 Minigrants is Now Open!

The 2018 McLaren Brooksie Way minigrant application is now available! Proceeds from the McLaren Brooksie Way are given back to the community in the form of minigrants. All non-profit groups and agencies in Oakland County offering activity and fitness-related programs are eligible to apply.

Grants will be distributed in two rounds. Applications for Round 1 are due by March 9 and will be distributed at the Brooksie Way Kick-off event scheduled for April 24. The public is welcomed to attend. Applications for Round 2 are due by Aug. 1 and will be distributed the week prior to the 2018 Brooksie Way, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23.

“The Brooksie Way minigrant program is proving to be extremely popular,” said L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive.  “It helps local communities by supporting programs that promote good health. Since its inception, it has returned to the communities over $200,000 in grants.  I’m delighted to make those awards in my son’s name.”

Application Deadline

Minigrants Awarded

Round 1 – March 9

Tuesday, April 24, location TBA

Round 2 – Aug. 1

Wednesday, Sept. 19, Brooksie Way VIP reception, location TBA

To see if your organization qualifies to apply for a minigrant, click here for the criteria.

Click here for a minigrant application

Please direct inquiries to Shelley Wyant, Chair of the Brooksie Way Minigrant Committee at