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Midland Area Community Foundation to grant $600,000 to local nonprofits in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding

July 26th, 2022

The Midland Area Community Foundation is partnering with the County of Midland to grant $600,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to local nonprofits, enabling them to continue providing vital services to Midland County residents.

“Our purpose is to cultivate the power of giving within our community, support long-term transformation, and help ensure all residents thrive,” said Sharon Mortensen, President & CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation. “Through our partnership with the County of Midland, we can aid local nonprofits that positively impact the quality of life in Midland County.”

Application requests between $100,000 and $150,000 are currently being accepted through October 15, 2022. This grant opportunity seeks highly collaborative proposals between nonprofits and diverse sectors in Midland County. Applications are being considered based on guidelines set forth by the State Budget Office’s American Rescue Plan Priorities.

The grant request rubric is based on the following nine categories:

  • Pandemic
  • Equity
  • Transformational
  • Leverage
  • Sustainability
  • Efficacy
  • Implementation
  • Direct Client Impact
  • Serves County

For more information about these nine categories, please visit

“The Midland Area Community Foundation has been engaged in grantmaking in Midland County for almost 50 years,” said Bridgette Gransden, Midland County Administrator/Controller. “We are pleased to have them assist the County of Midland with their grantmaking expertise to provide relief to impactful local nonprofits.”

This grant opportunity is open to all 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Midland County. If your organization is interested in applying or learning more about this grant opportunity, please contact Alysia Christy, Director of Community Impact for the Midland Area Community Foundation, at