Mission: To provide philanthropic leadership to strengthen our community by fostering collaboration and giving today and in the future. 

Vision: To be the catalyst and recognized leader for community philanthropy.


What is a Community Foundation?

Most of us don’t have the ability to donate millions of dollars toward our favorite cause.  However, when a lot of people pool their resources together to work toward a common goal, amazing things are possible. That is the essence of a community foundation. We reflect and support our donors’ wide array of interests including arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health, human services and recreation.

As money is endowed to MACF, the gifts grow forever, providing ongoing support to help the community prosper.

We fund several types of philanthropy, including:

Grants – The Midland Area Community Foundation provides over $2 million every year to support a wide variety of community programs. Grant applications are accepted four times each year. To apply, click HERE (link to grant donation) 

Scholarships – We’re dedicated to providing students the opportunity to continue their education beyond high school. Scholarships provide an investment in the community’s future and help students achieve their dreams. To apply for a scholarship, click HERE (link to scholarship application)

Projects – Project funds allow our members to donate for specific purposes. Individuals, corporations, and family foundations may all be a part of a project. The Tridge is perhaps the best example of a project that MACF helped bring to life, with generous support from several family foundations. 

Individuals can start a fund in honor of someone they love or to celebrate a special event. Donors can direct their gifts broadly or narrowly to issues they care about or to wherever the needs are greatest. However an individual gives, the gift can change lives today and in the future. All gifts are tax-deductible, and in most cases the tax benefits of donating to MACF outweigh the benefits of establishing your own private foundation.


To donate to one of our funds, click here.

To learn more about establishing your own fund with MACF, click here.