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 a year.

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.

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. 

You can donate to an existing fund - like the Community Investment fund to make improvements to Midland, or the Open Door fund to combat homelessness - or you can start your own fund.  Either way, you can direct your gifts broadly or narrowly to whatever issues you care about the most. However you choose to give, your gift will 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.