Stories from the Midland Area Community Foundation

Gladwin County Community Foundation grants over $12,000 in the first quarter

May 18th, 2022

The Gladwin County Community Foundation Board recently approved two grants to Gladwin area nonprofits, totaling $12,034.

“Gifts to the Community Foundation enable people to dream bigger. They work with donations by others to create greater impact, all while funding vital local causes and growing forever,” said Terry Brokoff, Board Chair of the Gladwin County Community Foundation. “Grants like these allow us to support long-term transformation and work to ensure all residents thrive.”

First-quarter grants for 2022 include:

  • The Seebeck Family Fund – $10,000

Granted funds will assist in expanding storage with the addition of a barn.

“The Seebeck Family Fund was beyond thrilled to learn of the grant award.  The new equipment barn will allow us to exponentially increase our park maintenance and trail grooming efforts,” said a representative from the Seebeck Family Fund. “Equipment will now be stored inside allowing our volunteer trail groomers to maintain and repair the equipment while being protected from the weather. Prior to this grant all of our maintenance was performed outside using flashlights at night and blue tarps to keep the snow and rain off! This grant is truly a game changer for us and will allow us to provide a better experience to all park patrons. Thank you!”

  • Gladwin Area Artist Guild – $2,034

The Gladwin Area Artist Guild will utilize granted funds to increase art exhibit opportunities.

“Thank you, Gladwin County Community Foundation, for awarding the Gladwin Area Artist Guild $2,034. This was the total amount needed to purchase hanging panels for exhibiting works by all artists in Gladwin County. Such inclusive displays are a dream come true for our small, but mighty, nonprofit,” said Linda Clark, President of the Gladwin Area Artist Guild. “The cadre of Artist Guild members willing to donate their time, talents, and heavy-lifting abilities to offer art opportunities for everyone in the county is at the heart of this grant’s successful implementation. Many Guild members are good artists but, more importantly, all are good people who care about bringing art to their community.”

These grants come from the Gladwin 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 in Gladwin County. The Gladwin 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