Stories from the Midland Area Community Foundation

Pediatrics Rehabilitation Center Receives Grant for The Region’s First Adaptive Playground from The Big Give

May 12th, 2021

Over 200 children that receive therapeutic rehabilitation at Midland County Educational Service Agency (ESA) yearly will now have access to an adaptive outdoor playground, thanks to a grant by The Big Give. Midland County ESA treats children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. The recreation area will incorporate adaptive equipment to enhance their treatment, the first adaptive playground in Midland County.

The grant was provided by The Big Give, a giving circle representing more than 100 men from the greater Midland area who are dedicated to helping local nonprofit agencies. To date, over $240,000 has been donated to Midland County nonprofits through The Big Give.

“We are committed to ensuring this area remains one of the best communities in the country for families,” said Chris Chandler, Chair of The Big Give. “The adaptive playground project was a natural fit for our giving circle because it not only helps improve the quality of life for our citizens but supports our area children, our next generation.”

The Big Give fund is held at the Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF). MACF has been investing in the community by creating a way for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to contribute to community well-being for 45 years.

The Big Give is always welcoming new members to increase their ability to support nonprofits in need. To learn more about The Big Give, visit