Your Input is Needed!

We'd like to hightlight the areas of greatest need in Midland County - and we need your help to do it!  We've spent the last several months pouring over publicly available data (with the help of the great staff at SVSU), facilitating focus groups comprised of local leaders in several fields, and coming up with a plan on how to use the information we have obtained.

The raw data is important, but we've seen before that it doesn't always tell the whole story.  That's where you come in.  We'd like your input.  In relation to community needs, what does Midland county do well, what are we lacking and what are you reccomendations to make it better?

Here's a link to the input form if you'd like to share with us.  It takes just a few minutes and ensures that your voice will be heard as we compile our final report.

As a community foundation, we're interested in understanding our most pressing community needs because we support nonprofit organizations in Midland that meet those needs.  In fact, we're planning an additional round of funding next year that will have a proactive focus to meet the needs that are uncovered.

This information isn't only for us.  Early next year a website will be made public highlighting our findings.  This can be utilized by nonprofit agencies as they look at their specific goals and apply for grants, individuals & businesses as they look at where their donations can have the most impact, and anyone else who desires a better understanding of the needs of Midland County.

The assessment will be constantly updated as we get new information, which will allow us to re-evaluate and change focus when necessary.

As always, we appreciate your support and dedication to the community foundation and our community.