Designated Purpose Funds

Adam and Imogene Dziadosz Memorial Endowment Fund #681

To provide grants in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Alan D. Groom Memorial Fund #269

To finance an annual Alan D. Groom Award to a student of the Midland High School.

Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art Endowment Fund #378

Combination of Arts Midland: Galleries and School Endowment Fund (378) & Hall of Ideas Endowment Fund (381).

Animal Assistance Endowment Fund #204

The Animal Assistance Endowment Fund is a designated fund that supports the spaying or neutering of animals adopted from the Humane Society of Midland County, as well as helping HSoMC with the cost of spaying or neutering of pets already owned by residents of limited income in Midland County.

Arbury Park Sculpture Maintenance Endowment Fund #217

To provide grant dollars to the City of Midland to maintain the sculpture by Neil Goodman, the Parducci mural, four bronze plaques, and to provide for the general care and maintenance of the surrounding garden and the Ned S. Arbury Park.

Arnold Center Endowment Fund in Memory of Amy VanDeMark #544

To provide grants in support of the Arnold Center's annual ice cream social for their participants.

Arthur Hintz Park Fund #280

To provide grants to support maintenance and capital expenditures in connection with the children's park owned by the city of Midland and known as Hintz Park.

Beaverton Public Schools Endowment Fund #564

Supports the mission and operations of the Beaverton Public Schools to provide students a quality education and the skills necessary to be competent, productive, and contributing members of society.

Bergstein Fund #215

To serve needy people as well as physically and mentally challenged children and adults through the Probate Court.

Brighter Futures Fund #711

Support nonprofit and public organizations who are striving to continue, expand, sustain and/or launch new programs that address the needs of Clare County youth ages 0-18 and their families.

Bullock Creek School District Endowment Fund #223

To support the mission of the Bullock Creek School DistrictL to provide effective schools and to educate all students in identified essential competencies, enabling students to become contributing members of society.

Bullock Creek/Kuehl Family Vocational Training Endowment Fund #403

Provide vocational training for the students of the Bullock Creek School District.

Camp Neyati Maintenance Endowment Fund #405

Provide financial support to ensure the facilities at Camp Neyati are able to meet to mission of the Midland Camping Council, which is to provide facilities for nonprofit organizations to enjoy the experience of nature in Michigan promote outdoor education and offer camping enjoyment to the people of Midland County.

Center Stage Choral Endowment Fund #384

Provide grants to support this following mission: The Music Society of the Midland Center for the Arts is a premier, voluntary musical arts organization serving Mid-Michigan.

Center Stage Theatre Endowment Fund #383

Provide grants to support the following mission: The mission of the Theatre Guild is to provide the community with education and participation opportunities in Live Theatre and our audiences with an excellent theatre experience.

Central Park Band Shell Maintenance Endowed Fund #609

To provide grant dollars to the City of Midland for the general care and maintenance of the Central Park Band Shell, its adjacent pavilion and pathways connected to the band shell and pavilion in addition to other aspects of these areas.

Central Park Pavilion Project Fund #688

To provide for the development and construction of the Central Park Pavilion.

Chemical City Band Endowment Fund #545

Supports the mission and operations of the Chemical City Band.

Chippewa Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund #481

Support the capital maintenance of the Chippewa Trail where you can walk, run, bike or skate to and from Chippewa Nature Center and downtown Midland at the Tridge on this 3.7 mile, non-motorized paved pathway.

Clare County Youth Fund #703

Support the work of the Youth Advisory Committee in Clare County in accordance with the guidelines and expectations of the CMF and WK Kellogg Foundation.

Clare Public Schools Endowment Fund #729

Supports the mission of the Clare Public Schools to provide students quality education and the skills necessary to be competent, productive, and contributing members of society.

Clela G. Kortge Orchestral Enrichment Endowment Fund #470

To provide grants in support of orchestral music programs in the Midland (MI) Public Schools.

communityGives Project Fund #546

To provide an opportunity for elementary through high school age students, through school groups, sports teams and service clubs, affiliated with a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization or public or private school district, to earn grant funding for priority projects through volunteerism.

Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Shelterhouse) Endowment Fund #460

To eliminate domestic and sexual violence by providing advocacy, education, and shelter for people in Midland and Gladwin Counties.

Currie Family Endowment Fund for the Currie Golf Course #538

To provide grants in support of projects for and enhancements to Currie Golf Course.

Dixon Endowment Fund for the Midland Center for the Arts #408

Provide grants in support of the annual drive for the Midland Center for the Arts.

Dixon Endowment Fund for the United Way #409

Provide grants in support of the annual fund drive for the United Way of Midland County.

Dorothy Arbury Pinecrest Endowment Fund #331

To support the operations and maintenance of the Pinecrest Farms, an adult foster care facility owned by Midland County.

Dorothy Mae Grice Endowment Fund #518

To provide grants to each Catholic school located in the City of Midland to assist with tuition for one of their students based upon need as determined by the school.

Dorothy May Florance Endowed Fund for Family Life Radio #529

To provide annual grants to Family Life Radio of Midland, Michigan.

Dorothy May Florance Endowed Fund for the Midland County Habitat for Humanity #530

To provide annual grants to the Midland County Habitat for Humanity of Midland, Michigan.

Dorothy May Florance Endowed Fund for the Salvation Army #531

To provide annual grants to the Salvation Army of Midland, Michigan.

Dorothy O. Minikel Business Education Endowment Fund #434

Provide grants in support of the participation of the Members of the Business Professional of America and the Distributive Education Clubs of America in competition at all levels.

Duck Hunters’ Memorial Fund #248

The mission is to support the development of a memorial project with the dual purposes of 1) honoring Jim Ayre, Rod and Brad Burnside, and Howard Swift, local citizens and duck hunters who lost their lives in a hunting accident in November of 1995, and 2) offering the general public the opportunity to enjoy duck habitat and nature in the same way it has been enjoyed by duck hunters since the beginnings of the sport.

Eastlawn Elementary School Art Endowment Fund #569

Established in memory of Leslie E. Stuart who was the Eastlawn Elementary School art teacher who passed away in 2011 after a lengthy battle with lymphoma.

Eastlawn Elementary Student Supplemental Educational Endowment Fund #373

To advance and promote educational experience for Eastlawn students at all ability levels.

Entranceways Initiative Endowed Maintenance Fund #591

To provide for the maintenance of aesthetic improvements to certain entranceways and corridors within and around the City of Midland as originally developed by the Entranceways Initiative Task Force.

Ernest R. and Martha E. Britton Memorial Fund #220

To provide for: 1) the Ernest R. Britton Humanities Award (in support of the Dow Corning Corporation Winter Art Card Contest at Arts Midland: Galleries and School) 2) the Ernest R. Britton Humanities Award (in support of substitute teacher costs and a small supplies stipend, so a regular humanities teacher-from one of the following public school districts: Midland, Coleman, Bullock Creek, Meridian, and the Midland County Educational Service Agency-may be released as often as every other year to participate in Rotary International's Group Study Exchange) 3) the Ernest and Martha Britton Memorial Scholarship. The availability of appropriate funds will determine the amount that can be afforded these opportunities in a particular year.

Farwell Area Schools Endowment Fund #740

To provide students a quality education and the skills necessary to be competent, productive and contributing members of society.

Fern Christenson Endowment Fund for the Lake Huron Area Council-Boy Scouts of America #422

Provide annual grants to the Council for scouting needs in Midland County, Michigan.

Fern E. Christenson Endowment Fund for the First United Methodist Church #423

Provide annual grants to the First United Methodist church of Midland, Michigan.

Fern E. Christenson Endowment Fund for the King’s Daughters Home #425

Provide annual grants to the King's Daughters Home of Midland, Michigan for its general corporate purposes.

Fern E. Christenson Endowment Fund for the Salvation Army #426

Provide annual grants to the Salvation Army of Midland, Michigan for its charitable uses among needy families in Midland County, Michigan.

Fern E. Christenson Scholarship Endowment Fund for Interlochen #424

Annually provide opportunities to residents of Midland County, Michigan to attend Interlochen. Financial need will not be a consideration in the selection of the recipients of this award.

Friends of Eagle Village Endowment Fund #427

Supports the mission and general corporate purposes of Eagle Village, Inc.

Fun Zone Maintenance Endowment Fund #326

To provide for the long-term continuation of the Fun Zone.

George Rockwell Charitable Endowment Fund #334

To provide monies to Pinecrest Farms, a home for the elderly or infirm, an agency of the County of Midland, for specific needs of that institution as listed in the fund agreement.

George Rockwell Memorial Endowment Fund #511

To provide grants in support of the indigent aged and indigent children of Midland County, with the Midland Area Community Foundation to have full power and discretion given in determining the beneficiaries of such grants, which beneficiaries may include The King's Daughters and Sons of Midland, Incorporated.

Gerald & Betty Hath Endowment Fund #117

The purpose of this fund is to provide grants in support of Teenage Musicals Inc.

Gerstacker Sculpture Maintenance Endowment Fund #345

To provide a means of recognizing the long-standing commitment of Carl and Esther Gerstacker to the Midland community, in the form of a bronze sculpture of Mr. and Mrs. Gerstacker to be located in the riverfront area of Midland.

Gertrude Oakes Endowment for King’s Daughters Home #311

To provide special purpose grants to the King's Daughters Home as determined by its Board.

Gilbert and Eleanor Currie Christmas Lighting/Santa House Endowment Fund #241

To ensure that aging holiday decorations owned by the Midland Foundation, and used on the Courthouse lawn and fa├žade, are maintained in good repair.

Gladys I. Lake Symphony Chair Fund #291

To establish a memorial, the Gladys I. Lake Assistant Concert Master Chair with the Midland Symphony Orchestra.

Harrison District Library – Surrey Home Renovation Project Fund #747

To provide for the design, development, and renovation of the Surrey House as the new location for the Harrison District Library.

Helen M. Copus and Floyd Copus Designated Charitable Endowed Fund #519

To provide equal annual grant distributions in support of the Midland County Council on Aging and the Visiting Nurse Association of Midland.

Homelessness Prevention Services Endowment Fund #541

For the creation of new activities or the expansion of existing prevention services that increase housing stability and permanency for at-risk households.

James and Anna Servinski Michigan State University Extension Services Endowment Fund #464

Provide grants in support of the Midland County Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Programs in its endeavor to provide practical, research-based information and educational programs to help residents meet local needs and respond to emerging issues in a timely fashion.

James E. and Edna I. Johnson Charitable Fund #372

To provide annual distributions (grants) to nonprofit organizations.

Jefferson Music Parents Endowment Fund

The mission of The Jefferson Music Parents Endowment Fund is to provide grants in support of the Jefferson Music Parents.

John A. and Audrey Brown Memorial Endowment Fund #737

To provide grants in support of medical expenses, research and education in the area of children's cancer, adolescent diabetes and adult and adolescent Multiple Sclerosis to benefit the citizens of Clare County.

Katherine Nehil Dexter / Big Brothers Big Sisters Endowment Fund #242

To provide camp opportunities through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland County for children who would otherwise be unable to take part in a camp experience.

Kathy Rynearson Homelessness Prevention Services Endowment Fund #712

Supports creation of new activities or the expansion of existing services that increase housing stability and permanency for at-risk households.

Kennett Athletic Assistance Endowment Fund #635

To provide grants to help expand the number of students involved in Midland Public School high school athletics by providing assistance with activity fees for students whose families struggle to afford these fees.

Kennylou Wold Educational Endowment Fund #390

To provide grants that will ultimately benefit high school and middle school students in the Midland Public Schools through the pursuit of two critical objectives: 1) improve the quality and inspiration level of their education, and 2) help individuals to develop relationships and techniques they can use to overcome life challenges.

King’s Daughters Garden and Grounds Maintenance Endowment Fund #284

To provide grants to the King's Daughters Home as needed to care for the gardens and grounds surrounding the facility.

Laur Big Salt River Endowment Fund #638

To provide grants in support of improvements, enhancements and maintenance of the Laur Big Salt River Park.

Lowry Family Endowment Fund #136

To provide grants in support of activities and projects benefitting people in the Village of Sanford.

Marvin C. and Adele T. Kubitz Memorial Endowment Fund #371

Provide annual grants in equal amounts to the three main musical organizations within the Midland Center for the Arts: The Music Society, Community Concerts & Midland Symphony Orchestra.

Mary E. McIntyre Memorial Athletic Fund #566

To provide grants to Midland High School student athletes that need assistance with "pay to play" as well as for out of pocket expenses related to the sport such as clothing, equipment, medical physical etc.

Mary Lou Hazleton Leadership Development Endowment Fund #417

Provide financial support for training programs, presenters, and conference attendance for member of the Board of Trustees of the Midland Area Community Foundation.

MATRIX: MIDLAND FESTIVAL Endowment Fund #385

Provide grants to support the following mission, purpose and objective: The purpose of MATRIX:MIDLAND FESTIVAL shall be to encourage creativity of the highest level in the arts, sciences, humanities and all aspects of their interrelationships, principally by sponsoring a festival featuring performances, lectures, exhibits, commission works, educational offerings and other related events of the highest quality.

Men of Music Endowment Fund #375

Provides for the continuation of 4-part male vocal music in the local area by supporting the Men of Music.

Meridian Public Schools Endowment Fund #486

Supports the missions of the Meridian Public Schools to create and support a responsive learning environment, educating all students for the workplace and lifelong learning.

Michigan Society of Anesthesiology Education and Research Endowment Fund #449

Provide grants in support of education and research by Resident Physicians in Anesthesiology programs (M.D. and D.O.) in the state of Michigan.

Mid Michigan Community Action Agency Endowment Fund #708

Supports the mission of the Mid Michigan Community Action Agency to empower low income persons to become more self-sufficient by providing them with the resources, skills, knowledge, and motivation to improve their economic condition and develop strong family, social and community interactions.

Mid-Michigan Industries Endowment Fund #714

Supports the missions of Mid-Michigan Industries to provide jobs and training for persons with barriers to employment.

Midland Center for the Arts Endowment Fund #379

Provide grants to support the following mission: The Midland Center for the Arts provides facilities, staff and other resources for the education and entertainment of, and inspiration for, the people of Midland and the mid-Michigan region through the presentation, sponsorship and support for performances, exhibitions and cultural activities in the arts, sciences and humanities in partnership with its member groups.

Midland Community Affairs Council Fund #235

To provide for the confined audience program and the senior citizen's Christmas parties programs.

Midland Community Center Active Adults Endowment Fund #240

To support the mission of the Midland Community Center to provide affordable and quality recreational and self-development services to area resident adults who are fifty years of age or older.

Midland Community Orchestra Endowment Fund #693

Supports the mission and operations of the Midland Community Orchestra.

Midland Community Tennis Center Endowment Fund #445

Supports the mission of the Midland Community Tennis Center to serve a diverse community that enjoys tennis in a highly optimized facility.

Midland County Council on Aging Endowment Fund #239

The Midland County Council on Aging is committed to serving the community by enabling residents 60 years of age and older to achieve their highest levels of independence, quality of life, and dignity. The mission of the fund is to assist in facility maintenance and provide funding for the work of the council.

Midland County Court Charitable Families Endowment Fund #380

Provide grants for support services for identified needs of indigent families and children.

Midland County Drug Court Fund #548

Supports the mission and operations of the Drug Court program.

Midland County Health Initiative Endowment Fund #639

To provide grants in support of community-wide medical health initiatives with a priority given to at-risk or low-income residents within Midland County.

Midland County Rail-Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund #335

To support the maintenance and amenities of that portion of the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail of Mid-Michigan which is owned by Midland County.

Midland County Youth Leadership Endowment Fund #366

To provide a fun and educational leadership program for selected Midland County high school students to network with peers, develop leadership skills, and learn about their surroundings to be better prepared for involvement within their community.

Midland Junior/Senior Little League Baseball Endowment Fund #669

To provide grants in support of the general care, maintenance and improvements of the Junior/Senior Little League fields or related supporting infrastructure in Midland County.

Midland Neighboring Project Fund #570

The fund is intended to support neighborhood needs/projects that bring neighbors together to improve the community and become neighbors in the process.

Midland Soccer Club Endowment Fund #416

Supports the missions of the Midland Soccer Club to provide increasing opportunities for soccer players of all ages in the Midland area.

Midland Soccer Complex Development Fund #347

To provide monies to support the development and maintenance of the Midland Soccer Complex.

Midland-based HELPS Fund

To further educational, economic, medical and community development in the third world grants to U.S. based charities that in turn provide support to mission groups serving third world countries.

Midland-MSTCVS Educational and Quality Endowment Fund #137

To provide grants in support of excellence in cardiothoracic research and clinical care and to enhance the ability of the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons to conduct its educational program in the state of Michigan.

Orrin H. and Eleanor L. Barrett Community Needs Endowment Fund #567

To provide grants in support of the mission of the Midland Area Community Foundation, to benefit the citizens of Midland and Gladwin counties.

Orrin H. and Eleanor L. Barrett Endowment Fund #600

To provide grants to United Way member agencies for special program and/or equipment needs.

Pere Marquette Rail Trail Solar System Sculpture Project Fund #687

To provide for the design, development and construction of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail sculptures which will serve as a tool to generate interest in the study of astrology, science, and mathematics.

Phoebe Barstow Symphony Chair Fund #211

To establish a memorial, the Phoebe Barstow Principal Cellist Chair with the Midland Symphony Orchestra.

Phyllis N. Pankratz Music Education Fund #377

Provide funding for Midland Public School High School students who may not otherwise afford such expenses as private voice lessons, fine arts camp for voice, vocal music competition expenses, etc.

Ralph and Imogene Beattie Memorial Endowment Fund #214

To provide grants in support of the Chippewa Nature Center, Michigan Audubon Society and King's Daughters Home on an equal basis annually.

Richard Dean and Evelynn Fay Koontz Memorial Endowment Fund #734

To provide grants to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clare to support the needs of children residing in Clare County and their sponsor (no residency required) to enable those children to participate in activities that they might not otherwise be able to enjoy.

Richard Thrune Marksmanship Endowed Fund #560

To recognize one member of the Midland County Sheriffs' Department and one member of the Midland City Police Department for excellence in marksmanship.

RIVERDAYS Festival #336

Fund to support annual Riverdays Festival.

RIVERDAYS Fireworks Endowment Fund #338

To provide for a fireworks display each year at RIVERDAYS.

Riverside Place Endowment Fund #341

To provide for the enrichment and well being of the residents of Riverside Place.

Robert and Barbara Stoppert Recognition Endowment Fund #450

Provide grants in support of awards recognizing the lives and work of Robert and Barbara Stoppert.

Roland R. Weaver Memorial Endowment Fund #472

To provide grants in support of the operation of Floyd School.

Ruth B. Bishop Memorial Endowment Fund #394

Provide grants to the Chippewa Nature Center in support of its Day Camp program and on behalf of the Little Garden Club.

Ruth D. Stenger Symphony Chair #354

To establish a memorial, the Ruth D. Stenger String Bass Chair with the Midland Symphony Orchestra.

S. Preston Jones Photographic Art Endowment Fund #573

To provide grants for the purpose of support to photography education at the Midland Center for the Arts to honor Mr. Jones' contribution to photographic art and to enhance the program which he initiated, led and so assiduously nurtured for the past 30 years.

Sharon L. Sims / PAWS WITH A CAUSE Endowment Fund #325

To provide support for the work of PAWS WITH A CAUSE organization-training Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities, providing lifetime team support which encourages independence, and promoting awareness through education.

SOS Animal Rescue Personal Pet Assistance Fund #555

To provide grants to benefit residents of Midland County who cannot afford the cost of providing primary care for their family pet.

The Access to Recreation Endowment Fund #482

To provide for long term funding for the Access to Recreation Initiative.

The Gladwin County Economic Development Corporation Endowment Fund #476

Supports the mission and activities of the Gladwin Economic Development Corporation.

The Legacy Center for Community Success Endowment Fund #459

To support/engage in research that identifies key issues affecting student success in grades K-12.

The Midland County Parks Averill Rollway Fund #473

To provide for improvements and enhancements to the proposed Averill Trailhead Park for the Midland County Parks and Recreation Department.

Thomas F. and Holly A. Valent Santa House Endowment Fund #343

To support the development, maintenance and operation of the Santa House of Midland.

Tina and Philip Van Dam Symphony Chair Fund #139

To provide grants in support of a Percussion Chair for the Midland Symphony Orchestra of the Midland Center for the Arts.

Tridge Endowment Fund #337

To provide grant dollars to the City of Midland for the care, maintenance and ultimate replacement of the Tridge and for the care, maintenance and enhancement of its immediate environment.

Volunteer Center of Clare County Endowment Fund #713

Supports the mission of "responsible volunteers enhancing the opportunity of the people of Clare County to care for one another."

Wallace R. and Bernice E. Leslie Memorial Fund #452

Non-endowed invested in the endowed pool. Will become Unrestricted Endowed after the last year of distributions.

Whiting Overlook Park Endowment Fund #509

To provide grants in support of the development and maintenance of the Whiting Overlook Park.