Service Club Alliance

The Service Club Alliance is a collaborative partnership between Midland area service clubs to simplify the grant application process to effectively serve applicants that provide essential support to Midland County residents. The Midland Area Community Foundation is not responsible for the grantmaking made by the organizations below. We are merely the convenor of this alliance.

The attached grant application will need to be sent to whichever service club you request funds from. Each service club has rotating deadlines. Please get in touch with the applicable service club(s) for more information. 

 

Kiwassee Kiwanis Club

Funding priorities (provided by Kiwassee Kiwanis Club): In our community, we provide financial support and “sweat equity” to programs that deliver meaningful services to children, youth, and their families. Each of our committees focuses on different ages & stages of child development from birth through 18 years old. Financial donations are based on the consensus of each committee, with board approval.

 

Midland Civitan Club

Funding priorities (provided by Midland Civitan Club): The Midland Civitan Club works to add value to the lives of people with disabilities and their families and to support all high school and college young people of Midland County. Supports Individuals with disabilities and youth

 

Midland Evening Exchange Club

Funding priorities (provided by Midland Evening Exchange Club): The Midland Evening Exchange Club is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse.

 

Kiwanis Club of Midland

Funding priorities (provided by Kiwanis Club of Midland): The focus of Kiwanis International and our local club is the well-being of children. We have combined financial resources with personal skills to assist teachers in preschool and elementary classrooms, to build local playgrounds, to fund scholarships, books and equipment, classroom improvement purchases, and holiday parties at many schools and preschools in Midland County. Projects are identified during annual interviews and visits with local schools and community centers and from applications made through the club’s website. Funds are controlled by the club’s committees and by the Midland Kiwanis Foundation Board, which oversees the management of the club’s investment income and provides most of the finances for the club’s projects.  Note that only 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible for grants from the Midland Kiwanis Foundation.

 

Midland Lions Club

Funding priorities (provided by Midland Lions Club): Midland Lions Club is a chartered club of Lions Club International (LCI). LCI is one of the most extensive service organizations worldwide, with over 1.4 million members. Individual clubs within LCI retain considerable autonomy and determine their programs.

LCI and the Midland Lions have five pillars of service: Vision, Hunger, Diabetes, Cancer, Environment, in addition to hearing conservation. Vision and sight conservation are critical priorities for LCI and Midland Lions. About 40% of our charity’s budget addresses vision needs, from Project Kids Sight to assisting with eye exams, eyeglasses, and supplies for the blind (e.g., white canes). We also help address hearing needs (e.g., assistance with hearing aids).

In addition to direct programs administered by the club, much of the Midland Lion’s service is via monetary support to other organizations (e.g., Leader Dogs for the Blind, Camp Fishtales, Food Bank, etc.). We also consider organizational and individual requests for assistance on a case-by-case basis.

 

Midland Morning Rotary Club

Funding priorities include promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation, hygiene, environmental causes, education, and growing the local economy.

Midland Morning Rotary’s grants are typically $500– $5,000, but occasionally larger.

 

Midland Noon Rotary Club

The Midland Rotary Club Community Needs Committee serves to meet the financial needs for youth-oriented projects that are smaller in nature and otherwise not served by other grantors.  The maximum grant is $3000, and grants are made on a just-in-time, as-needed basis.

 

Midland Rotary Foundation

MRF supports projects benefitting disadvantaged youth in Midland County. Our grants typically range up to $5,000.  We do not fund ongoing operations. There are two annual grant cycles, with grant applications due on October 1 and April 1.

 

Noon Exchange Club

Through the Programs of Service – Americanism, Community Service, and Youth Programs – members support activities that benefit youth, promote pride in our country, and honor military and public service providers, to name a few. Exchange’s National Project is the prevention of child abuse.

 

Zonta Club

Zonta International and our members work at the international, national, and local levels to realize our vision of a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman can achieve her full potential, where women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men, and where no woman lives in fear of violence. We awarded scholarships for women returning to school/non-traditional students.

 

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Initiatives

2020 Census Hub Established to ensure our region gets an accurate count in the upcoming 2020 census
Access to Recreation Advancing inclusion and accessibility for all Midland County citizens and visitors.
Cultural Awareness Coalition Our Mission: To promote, encourage, share and sustain cultural awareness throughout Midland.
Exploring Our Future Ensuring Midland remains a strong, vibrant, welcoming community well into the future
Impact Investing Through impact investing, we can deploy capital locally instead of making investments in more typical capital markets, where the dollars flow all over the world. When communities need more resources, many community foundations are seeking ways to have their endowment fund investments put to work to accomplish their mission and financial target goals.
Lloyd Osborn Memorial Award The purpose of this award is to memorialize the qualities of dedication and service to sports and community exemplified by the late Lloyd Osborn, long-time coach and teacher at Northeast Intermediate School (now, Northeast Middle School).
Midland Area Career & College Access Network Working to provide everyone in Midland County access to postsecondary education
Midland Area Youth Action Council Providing grantmaking and other philanthropic opportunities to area youth
Midland Believes Midland Believes is a different kind of scholarship targeting economically disadvantaged and first-generation college-going students i.e. none of the parents/guardians have earned a college degree
Public Arts Midland Public Arts Midland is a space to help people create connections through public art.
Ready For School The goal of this initiative is for every child in Midland County to receive at least one year of high-quality preschool prior to kindergarten.
River Days The free family event culminates with a spectacular fireworks show
Santa House Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving. He arrives at the Tridge, makes his way up Ashman St. and helps our community light the Courthouse for the Holidays. Then he makes his way over to the Santa House where he brings joy to the community throughout the Christmas season.
Service Club Alliance The Service Club Alliance is a collaborative partnership between Midland area service clubs to simplify the grant application process to effectively serve applicants that provide essential support to Midland County residents.
The Big Give A men's Giving Circle impacting nonprofits in Midland County
Youth Impact Partnership Building empathy and kindness amongst youth.