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Gladwin County Community Foundation provides $10,000 for COVID-19 response

April 1st, 2020

The Gladwin County Community Foundation (GCCF) is engaging in a collaborative approach to impact small businesses in Gladwin County affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through a $10,000 grant.

GCCF is granting $10,000 to the Gladwin County Economic Development Corporation to supplement their support of the Michigan Small Business Relief Program. The Michigan Small Business Relief Program is designed to support businesses most impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Through this program, Middle Michigan Development Corporation has received funding in order to provide up to $10,000 grants to small businesses that have encountered a significant hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Gladwin County Community Foundation is excited to collaborate with Gladwin County Economic Development Corporation on this philanthropic venture,” said Terry Brokoff, Chair of the Gladwin County Community Foundation. “We believe working with local partners who genuinely care about the business community in Gladwin County is the most effective way to impact small businesses patrons cherish and love.”

Grant applications are currently available to small businesses affected by COVID-19 through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The deadline for businesses to apply for grants is April 1st with decisions for funding to be made the week of April 6th.  More information can be found by visiting The grant application can be found at

“The GCCF has done amazing work throughout Gladwin County for years, providing tens of thousands of dollars in financial support for programs and projects that help define who we are as a community” said Bob Balzer, Director of the Gladwin County Economic Development Corporation. “We are incredibly thankful to the GCCF and its board members for this generous financial support that will bring some relief to many local businesses.”

The GCCF is gathering information from community partners, organizations, and individuals to best understand how to help Gladwin County during this unprecedented time. More information will be coming out soon as the Community Foundation looks for ways to assist throughout this pandemic.

For more information about the Gladwin County Community Foundation, visit or call (989) 839-9661.