Foundation Continues to Assist Local Nonprofits with Operational Funding

Board MembersAs part of an effort to impact the local community in a positive way, the Midland Area Community Foundation will extend the Operational Grants deadlines into 2011 to fulfill the intent of the program.

In 2010, Shelterhouse, Safe and Sound, West Midland Family Center, Community Christmas Closet, Railway Family Center, Open Door,  North Midland Family Center and several other agencies received operational funding to assist them as they have seen increased need and reduced funding sources as a result of the recent economic changes.

We’re proud to have impacted such a variety of nonprofits last year,” said Jim Hop, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation.  “We want to make sure that our nonprofits are able to continue to function with the increased need to we saw in 2010 into 2011.  We're providing critical funding so that the nonprofits can focus on the vital work they do in our community.”

The temporary grant program is intended to assist with administrative and operational expenses as opposed to the Foundation’s traditional grants for new projects.  “We felt this program was very successful last year and the Board of Trustees decided it would be appropriate to extend the program with limited funding this year to assist our local nonprofit agencies in maintaining their core programs and services,” said Jan McGuire, President and CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation.

The deadlines are April 15 and August 15, 2011. Nonprofits are asked to contact Jan McGuire or Ken Mault at the Midland Area Community Foundation to express intent to apply and to discuss process before submitting a grant proposal.