Grants Approved 1st Quarter 2015

The Leiphart School House located on the Midland County Fairgrounds will receive $20,000 toward their renovation project.

The Leiphart School House located on the Midland County Fairgrounds will receive $20,000 toward their renovation project.

  • Midland Public Schools - $27,000

These funds will be utilized to help launch the International Baccalaureate Career-related Program (IBCP) at both Midland and Dow high schools. IBCP encourages high school students to prepare for careers through Career-Technical Education (CTE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes.

  • Sanford Youth League - $25,000

A collaborative project between the Sanford Youth League, Village of Sanford and Disability Network of Mid-Michigan, this project will add ADA accessibility to the Village of Sanford Park baseball diamonds for both players and spectators. Once completed, a new Challenger League will be established for players with physical or developmental challenges.

  • Midland County Fairgrounds - $20,000

This grant will help fund the restoration of the Leiphart School House. The one-room school, originally built in 1881, is in need of major repairs to restore functionality. Once renovated, the house can be utilized for functions such as reunions, weddings, showers, craft shows and other gatherings at the Midland County fairgrounds.

  • Junior Achievement - $10,000

This grant will bring the Junior Achievement programs to Coleman Elementary School. The “JA in a Day” concept will be utilized to ensure volunteer involvement. The program will impact all 23 classrooms, which includes 575 students, and will become ongoing after the initial grant.

  • West Midland Family Center - $10,000

These funds will assist with a partial renovation of the WMFC Childcare Center. WMFC plans to add an additional restroom and remove a portion of a wall to create a larger room in the childcare center. Enhancing this space will increase their ability to provide care for additional children and better serve current children in the program.

MACF funds a wide variety of programs through its competitive grant making. These programs include arts and culture, civic improvement, education, environment, health, human services, recreation and youth. Many new programs and special initiatives have started due to MACF grants.

The next deadline to apply for a grant through MACF is April 15th. To inquire about making a donation, establishing a fund, or applying for a grant, contact MACF at (989) 839-9661 or