Cook Charitable Foundation

The Cook Charitable Foundation was setup and is controlled by Peter Cook, the president of Mazda Great Lakes and a former director of Michigan National Bank. The Cook Charitable Foundation has made contribution to “religious right” organizations including Teach Michigan (advocating vouchers), Gospel Films (Gospel International), Focus on the Family, Michigan Family Forum, Campus Crusade, Mackinac Center, and the Acton Institute (Russ Bellant, The Religious Right in Michigan Politics, Americans for Religious Liberty, 1996).

General Information

618 Kenmoor Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Directors

Note: This is current as of the most recent grant year that we have on file.

  • Peter C. Cook, President
  • Thomas M. Cook, Director
  • Thomas H. Claus, Director
  • Robert D. Brower, Secretary/Director
  • Carrie L. Boer

Grants Awarded

2002

Organization City State Amount Year
Abounding Hope Ministries Lowell MI $1,000 2006
Abundant Life Ministries Grand Rapids MI $3,000 2005
Abundant Life Ministries Grand Rapids MI $2,000 2006
Access of West Michigan Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2005
Ada Christian Schools Grand Rapids MI $50,000 2004
Ada Christian Schools Grand Rapids MI $50,000 2005
Afterward Music Ministry Grand Rapids MI $15,000 2003
Afterward Music Ministry Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2004
Afterword Music Ministry Grand Rapids, MI MI $15,000 2005
Afterword Music Ministry Grand Rapids MI $15,000 2006
Alliance Capital Management $59 2003
ALS Association of West Michigan Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2006
Alzheimer’s Association West Michigan Chapter 225 Holland MI $5,500 2006
Alzheimers Association Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2002
Alzheimers Association Holland MI $1,000 2003
Alzheimers Association West Michigan Chapter Grand Rapids MI $6,000 2004
Alzhelmer’s Association West Michigan Chapter Holland MI $500 2005
American Cancer Society Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2002
American Lung Association Grand Rapids MI $500 2003
Aquinas College Grand Rapids MI $101,000 2003
Aquinas College Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2004
Aquinas College Grand Rapids MI $3,000 2005
Aquinas College Grand Rapids MI $2,000 2006
Arthntrs Foundatron Grand Rapids MI $12,500 2006
Arthritis Foundation Grand Rapids MI $12,500 2005
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Grand Rapids MI $370 2002
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2004
Baxter Community Center Grand Rapids MI $100,000 2003
Belle Maer $201 2004
Belle Maer $130 2005
Belle Maer Associates $140 2002
Belle Maer Associates LTD $348 2003
Bethany Christian Services Grand Rapids MI $2,000 2004
Big Brothers / Big Sisters Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2002
Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Greater Grand Rapids Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2003
Blodgett Butterworth Foundation Grand Rapids MI $90,000 2004
Boersma Charitable Foundation Holland MI $3,000 2002
Boy Scouts of America Walker MI $10,000 2002
Boy Scouts of America Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2003
Boy Scouts Of America Gerald R. Ford Council Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2005
Boy Scouts of America Troop 334 Grand Rapids MI $1,500 2004
Calvin College Grand Rapids MI $250,000 2002
Calvin College Grand Rapids MI $250,000 2003
Calvin College Grand Rapids MI $250,000 2004
Calvin College Grand Rapids MI $125,000 2005
Camp Geneva Grand Rapids MI $50,000 2003
Camp Geneva Holland MI $50,000 2004
Camp Geneva Holland MI $50,000 2005
Camp Henry Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2004
Camp Henry Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2005
Camp Henry Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2006
Camp Newaygo Fremont MI $3,000 2006
Camp Roger Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2003
Camp Roger Rockford MI $10,000 2005
Camp Tall Turf Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2003
Camp Tall Turf Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2004
Camp Tall Turf Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2005
Campus Crusade for Christ International Orlando FL $11,500 2002
Campus Crusade for Christ International Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2003
Campus Crusade for Christ International Orlando FL $10,000 2004
CBH Ministries Grand Rapids MI $15,000 2004
Central Grand Rapids Young Life Grand Rapids MI $1,500 2006
Central Reformed Church Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2002
Children’s Assessment Center Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2005
Children’s Bible Hour Grand Rapids MI $75,000 2002
Children’s Bible Hour Ministries Grand Rapids MI $15,000 2003
Children’s Miracle Network Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2003
Christ Memorial Church Holland MI $10,000 2002
Clancy Street Ministries Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2005
CLC Network Wyoming MI $2,000 2006
Community of Joy Traverse City MI $50,000 2002
Cornerstone University Grand Rapids MI $15,500 2004
Cornerstone University Grand Rapids MI $22,500 2005
Council of Michigan Foundations Grand Haven MI $1,400 2002
Council of Michigan Foundations Grand Haven MI $1,400 2003
Council of Michigan Foundations Grand Haven MI $1,400 2004
Council Of Michigan Foundations Grand Haven MI $900 2005
Criminal Justice Chaplaincy Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2004
Criminal Justice Chaplaincy Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2006
DeVos Children’s Hospital Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2004
Dwelling Place Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2002
En-Gedi Resource Center Holland MI $25,000 2002
En-Gedi Resource Center Holland MI $10,000 2003
Family Talk, Inc. Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2002
Fellowship of Christian Atheletes Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2002
Ferguson Renaissance Center Project Grand Rapids MI $50,000 2002
Focus on the Family Colorado Springs CO $500 2004
Fountain Hill Center Grand Rapids MI $20,000 2006
Frederick Meijer Garden Grand Rapids MI $2,500 2003
Friends of the Public Museum Grand Rapids MI $350 2003
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2002
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids MI $9,000 2004
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids MI $400 2005
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids MI $20,000 2006
Gilda’s Club – Quad Cities Davenport IA $11,000 2003
Gilda’s Club – Quad Cities Davenport IA $100 2005
Gilda’s Club – Quad Cities Davenport IA $500 2006
Goodwill Industries Grand Rapids MI $20,000 2003
Goodwill Industries Grandville MI $15,000 2004
Gospel Communications International Muskegon MI $25,000 2002
Gospel Films Muskegon MI $1,000 2002
Grace Bible College Grand Rapids MI $20,000 2002
Grand Rapids African American Health Institute Grand Rapids MI $9,000 2006
Grand Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2005
Grand Rapids Area Health Ministry Consortium Grand Rapids MI $2,500 2006
Grand Rapids Art Museum Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2003
Grand Rapids Art Museum Grand Rapids MI $50,000 2004
Grand Rapids Art Museum Grand Rapids MI $50,000 2005
Grand Rapids Ballet Company Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2004
Grand Rapids Ballet Company Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2005
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2004
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Grand Rapids MI $3,000 2005
Grand Rapids Christian Schools Grand Rapids MI $90,900 2002
Grand Rapids Christian Schools Grand Rapids MI $2,000 2005
Grand Rapids Public Museum Grand Rapids MI $66,667 2004
Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation Grand Rapids MI $11,000 2003
Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation Gra
nd Rapids
MI $11,000 2004
Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2005
Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation Grand Rapids MI $1,500 2005
Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2006
Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation Grand Rapids MI $1,500 2006
Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth Grand Rapids MI $2,500 2005
Grand Valley State University Allendale MI $15,000 2003
Grandville Avenue Academy for the Arts Grand Rapids MI $50,000 2002
Grandville Avenue Academy for the Arts Grand Rapids MI $14,500 2003
Grandville Avenue Academy for the Arts Grand Rapids MI $21,000 2004
Grandville Avenue Academy for the Arts Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2005
Grandville Avenue Academy for the Arts Grand Rapids MI $3,000 2006
Grandville Avenue Neighborhood Association Grand Rapids MI $35,000 2003
Grandville Avenue Neighborhood Association Grand Rapids MI $35,000 2004
Grandville Avenue Neighborhood Association Grand Rapids MI $36,000 2005
Grandville Avenue Neighborhood Association Grand Rapids MI $4,500 2006
Guardian Angel Homes Inc. Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2005
Guardian Angel Homes, Inc. Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2003
Hauenstein Parkinson’s Center Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2004
Hauenstein Parkinson’s Center Grand Rapids MI $500 2005
Heart of West Michigan Grand Rapids MI $150,000 2002
Heart of West Michigan United Way Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2003
Heartside MInistry Grand Rapids MI $20,000 2006
Henry Beets Mission Society Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2003
Henry Beets Mission Society Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2006
Historical Society of Michigan East Lansing MI $10,000 2005
Holland Home Grand Rapids MI $100,000 2002
Holland Home Grand Rapids MI $2,000 2003
Holland Home Grand Rapids MI $77,000 2004
Holland Home Grand Rapids MI $3,000 2005
Holland Home Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2006
Holy Family Catholic Church Caledonia MI $500 2006
Hope College Holland MI $100,000 2002
Hope College Holland MI $1,000 2003
Hope College Holland MI $410,000 2004
Hope College Holland MI $1,500 2006
Hope Network Foundation Grand Rapid MI $75,000 2006
Hospice of Holland Home Grand Rapids MI $15,000 2003
Hospice of Holland Home Grand Rapids MI $57,000 2005
Hospice of Michigan Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2003
In the Image Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2002
In the Image Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2003
In the Image Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2004
In The Image Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2005
In The Image Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2006
Indian Trails Camp Grandville MI $2,000 2005
Indian Trails Camp Grandville MI $2,000 2006
Inner-City Christian Federation Grand Rapids MI $100,000 2004
Inner-City Christian Federation Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2005
Inner-City Christian Federation Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2006
International Aid Spring Lake MI $20,000 2006
International Fellowship of Christian & Jews Washington DC $3,000 2006
International Foundation Washington DC $12,000 2002
International Foundation Washington DC $12,000 2003
International Foundation Carrboro NC $5,000 2005
Jones-Johnson Family Ministries Grand Rapids MI $3,000 2006
Kandu Incorporated Holland MI $2,500 2006
Kent County Parks Foundation Grand Rapids MI $75,000 2003
Kent County Parks Foundation Grand Rapids MI $50,000 2004
Kent County Parks Foundation Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2005
Kid’s Wish Network Warren MI $1,000 2004
Lakeside Chapel Fremont MI $20,000 2005
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Grand Rapids MI $2,500 2006
Lumire Medical Ministries Gastonia NC $5,000
Lumire Medical Ministries Gastonia NC $5,000 2004
Lumire Medical Ministries Gastonia NC $5,000 2005
Make A Wish Foundation Lansing MI $2,000 2004
Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois Washington DC $1,000 2003
Mar’s Hill Bible Church Grandville MI $3,000 2004
Mayo Foundation Rochester MN $10,000 2005
Mel Trotter Ministries Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2004
Mel Trotter Ministries Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2005
Michigan Family Forum Lansing MI $20,000 2002
Michigan Military Preservation Society Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2003
Michigan’s West Coast Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2003
Moore Brower Charitable Foundation Grand Rapids MI $2,000 2003
New Creations Ministries Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2004
New Creations Ministries Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2005
New Kingdom Trailriders Sherrad IL $1,000 2004
New Kingdom Trailriders Moline IL $500 2006
New Kingdom Trallriders Sherrard IL $1,500 2005
New Life Community Church Hudsonville MI $30,000 2004
Northwood University Midland MI $5,659 2005
Opera Grand Rapids Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2005
Opera Grand Rapids Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2006
Optimist Club of Grand Rapids Grand Rapids MI $2,500 2005
Our Lady of Conselation School Rockford MI $500 2005
Our Lady of Consolation Education Foundation Rockford MI $1,000 2003
Our Lady of Consolation Education Foundation Rockford MI $1,000 2004
Our Lady Of Consolation School Rockford MI $500 2006
Partners for Christian Development Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2002
Pay Kids Foundation Lansing MI $2,500 2004
Porter Hills Foundation Grand Rapids MI $15,000 2003
Porter Hills Foundation Grand Rapids MI $16,500 2004
Porter Hills Foundation Grand Rapids MI $2,500 2006
Pregnancy Resource Center Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2003
Pregnancy Resource Center Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2004
Prison Fellowship Ministries Merrifield VA $10,000 2003
Project Access Grand Rapids MI $20,000 2005
Project Access Grand Rapids MI $20,000 2006
Promise Keepers Denver CO $3,000 2002
Public Museum of Grand Rapids Grand Rapids MI $66,667 2003
Reformed Church in America Grand Rapids MI $15,000 2003
Reformed Church of America Grand Rapids MI $20,000 2002
Resurrection Life Grand Rapids MI $2,000 2004
Resurrection Life Church Grandville MI $2,000 2003
Resurrection Life Worship Center Rockford MI $500 2005
Right to Life of Michigan Educational Foundation Grand Rapids MI $500 2003
Roosevelt Park Ministries Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2006
Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association Grand Rapids MI $36,000 2006
Saint Mary’s Parkinsons Center Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2003
Salvation Army Grand Rapids MI $7,500 2003
SAT-7 Easton MD $10,000 2004
SAT-7 North America Easton MD $10,000 2005
SAT-7 North America Easton MD $5,000 2006
SECOM Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2004
Servants Reformed Church Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2006
Sheperds of Independence Grand Rapids MI $20,000 2002
South End Communily Outreach Ministries Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2006
South End Community Outreach Ministries Grand Rapids MI $6,000 2005
St Mary Magdalen Catholic Church Kentwood MI $4,000 2006
St. Cecilia Music Society Grand Rapids MI $2,000 2002
St. Cecilia Music Society Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2003
St. Cecilia Music Society Grand Rapids MI $2,000 2004
St. Mary’s Doran Foundation Grand Rapids MI $50,000 2002
St.
Mary’s Doran Foundation
Grand Rapids MI $500 2006
Stephen’s Children Harleysville PA $5,000 2006
Stephen’s Children Foundation Inc Brea CA $1,000 2005
Sudanese Grace Episcopal Church Grand Rapids MI $3,000 2006
The Moore Brower Charitable Foundation Grand Rapids MI $3,000 2002
The Potter’s House Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2002
The Potter’s House Grand Rapids MI $135,000 2003
The Potter’s House Wyoming MI $75,025 2004
The Potter’s House Grand Rapids MI $75,000 2005
Tract League Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2004
Tract League Grand Rapids MI $20,000 2005
Tract League Grand Rapids MI $20,000 2006
Trinity Lutheran Church Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2002
Trinity Reformed Church Grand Rapids MI $50,000 2006
UCOM Grand Rapids MI $6,000 2004
United Church Outreach Ministry Grand Rapids MI $10,000 2005
University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI $135,000 2002
University of Michigan Depression Center Ann Arbor MI $1,000 2004
UNOS Foundation Richmond VA $5,000 2004
Van Andel Institute Grand Rapids MI $101,000 2004
Van Andel lnstitute Grand Rapids MI $51,000 2005
Van Andel lnstitute Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2006
Van Andel Museum Center Grand Rapids MI $66,667 2005
Wealthy Theatre Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2002
Wealthy Theatre Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2003
Wedgewood Christian Services Grand Rapids MI $5,000 2002
Wedgewood Christian Services Grand Rapids MI $1,500 2003
West Michigan Christian Foundation Grand Rapids MI $15,000 2006
Western Theological Seminary Holland MI $100,000 2004
Western Theological Seminary Holland MI $75,000 2005
YMCA Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2003
YMCA Kids to Y-Camp Grand Rapids MI $1,500 2002
YMCA Kids to Y-Camp Grand Rapids MI $25,000 2004
Young Life Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2002
Young Life Colorado Springs CO $1,000 2003
Young Life Grand Rapids MI $3,000 2004
Young Life Colorado Springs CO $2,000 2005
Young Life Grand Rapids MI $1,900 2005
Young Life Grand Rapids MI $1,000 2006
Youth for Christ Jenison MI $1,500 2002
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