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Clare County Community Foundation grants $10,000 in the first quarter

May 18th, 2022

The Clare County Community Foundation Board recently approved one grant request totaling $10,000.

“Gifts to the Community Foundation assist in funding vital local causes,” said Jim Allen, Executive Director of the Clare County Community Foundation. “Grants like the one we recently awarded to the MyMichigan Health Foundation allows us to support long-term transformation and work to ensure all residents thrive.”

First-quarter grants for 2022:

  • MyMichigan Health Foundation – $10,000

Granted funds will assist in funding a regional Cancer Center.

“We appreciate the Clare County Community Foundation’s support of the James T. and Elsa U. Pardee Cancer Center. The grant will help transform the current Towsley Building into a comprehensive cancer center on the campus of MyMichigan Medical Center Midland. Scheduled to open in 2024, the new Pardee Cancer Center will create an exceptional patient experience by bringing all necessary care for patients under one roof. The cancer program includes access to a team of 23 providers specializing in cancer care, certified oncology nurses, radiation therapists, the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology, clinical trials and a full range of support services,” said Gina Stevens, Director Oncology Service Line, MyMichigan Health.

This grant comes from the Clare Community Investment fund. Gifts to Community Investment funds help to meet ever-changing community needs. Community Investment funds are endowed which means gifts grow for good, for ever, and for all.

Competitive grants are offered quarterly. Grants are open to all 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies, public schools, and government entities servicing Clare County. The Clare County Community Foundation receives administrative support from the Midland Area Community Foundation. To inquire about donating, establishing a fund, or applying for a grant, contact the Community Foundation at (989) 839-9661 or