Caring For Our People - Midland Disaster Relief

 

Midland Area Community Foundation has established the #ReliefMidland Flood Relief Project Fund to provide flood relief to all populations in Midland County, including Sanford, Bullock Creek, and the City of Midland. The fund was initially established with a $250,000 contribution from the Midland Area Community Foundation and an additional $250,000 in matching funds. The mission of The Flood Relief Project Fund is to provide for disaster relief in Midland County with use determined by the Midland County long-term recovery group in consultation with the Midland County Emergency Manager.

As the flood & COVID-19 continues to impact our community, a coalition of philanthropy, government, educational, and business partners have come together to provide a collective disaster response in Midland County. Visit reliefmidland.org to learn more. To register for MACF & the Long-Term Recovery Group’s Flood Recovery Update and Connections sessions, please visit midlandfoundation.org/zoomintoflood.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Scholarship Up For Grabs

Scholarships are available to Midland County high school seniors, regardless of ethnicity, who actively embrace Dr. King's dream of improving racial harmony and justice. Requirements: 1) Must be a high school senior. 2) Must have a 2.0 minimum GPA. 3) Must have plans to attend a college, university, or vocational program. Scholarships are $1,000 and nonrenewable. Applications are due by October 31, 2020.

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Learn about the importance of the 2020 Census!

Follow the link below to learn more about the 2020 census and download the toolkit.

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Together We're Making a

Difference

We granted$6,204,860to Midland area nonprofits in 2018.
We are home to600+active funds that benefit our community.
Since 1975, we have awarded$7,580,235in scholarships to local students.
1973

The Foundation is founded

1978

First scholarships are awarded

1981

Tridge opens

1987

Santa House constructed

1993

Pere-Marquette Rail Trail opens

1999

Trilogy Skate Park opens

2017

STEM playground opens at Central Park Elementary School

1973

The Foundation is founded

On October 2, 1973, twenty-five Midland leaders and volunteers came together to establish the Midland Area Community Foundation. Described as “by the people, for the people,” MACF grew out of the belief that everyone can positively impact their community through philanthropic giving.

illustration of The Foundation is founded
1978

First scholarships are awarded

These first scholarships included $2,460 in Interlochen scholarships and $500 for a Northwood student. Today the Midland Area Community Foundation awards almost $500,000 in scholarships each year!

illustration of First scholarships are awarded
1981

Tridge opens

The Tridge fund drive was completed with $367,641 raised through community gifts to match $366,000 from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation. The Tridge was completed on October 4, 1981.

illustration of Tridge opens
1987

Santa House constructed

Santa spends each winter at Midland's Santa House, one of the city's most notable landmarks. The house is also home to the world-renowned Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School. The Santa House is made possible by a fund held by the Midland Area Community Foundation.

illustration of Santa House constructed
1993

Pere-Marquette Rail Trail opens

The rail trail allows bikers, runners, and walkers to enjoy beautiful 30 miles of natural beauty between Midland and Clare. The project was spearheaded by a Foundation fundraising campaign.

illustration of Pere-Marquette Rail Trail opens
1999

Trilogy Skate Park opens

The Foundation led the campaign to build a skate park in Chippewassee Park. The 15,000-square-foot facility offers outdoor fun for skateboarders, in-line skaters, and BMX bikers.

illustration of Trilogy Skate Park opens
2017

STEM playground opens at Central Park Elementary School

The playground features large maps of the world, a musical section with large percussion instruments, and an outdoor planetarium.

illustration of STEM playground opens at Central Park Elementary School