Stories from the Midland Area Community Foundation

ARPA Grantmaking 2023-2024

May 9th, 2023

The County of Midland is renewing a partnership with the Midland Area Community Foundation to grant $1.4 million 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 have the ability to further aid local nonprofits that positively impact the quality of life in Midland County.”

Application requests between $100,000 and $150,000 are being accepted through July 15, 2023. There is only one application cycle. $700,000 in grants will be awarded in August 2023, and $700,000 in grants will be awarded in the first quarter of 2024. 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

“We are pleased to renew our partnership with the Midland Area Community Foundation,” said Bridgette Gransden, Midland County Administrator/Controller. “Their grantmaking expertise is a valued asset to our community.”

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 get in touch with Sharon Mortensen, President and CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation, at