The Big Give

Men's Giving Circle

The Big Give is a group of men from the greater Midland area who are dedicated to helping local nonprofit agencies. The idea is simple: Meet three times per year, donate $100 per member at each meeting, and vote on a local nonprofit to receive the funds.

To date, over $240,000 has gone to Midland County nonprofits through The Big Give. To see the full list of agencies that have benefitted from The Big Give, click here.

How does it work?

Members agree to provide a total of $300.00 annually (or $100.00 per meeting) to support a total of three nonprofit organizations each year.

TBG will meet three times each year to vote on the group which will receive the funds. Members may make one payment to the Midland Area Community Foundation of $300.00 or make individual $100.00 payments.

Meetings are held at the Midland Country Club three times per year – in February, June, and October. Three nominations from the prior meeting will be selected to present. The submitting organization or the member submitting a prospective candidate will make a 3-5 minute presentation about the particular need of the organization. Following the presentation, members may have questions answered for another 3-5 minute duration.

Members of The Big Give hand a giant check to Family and Children's Services
Members of The Big Give pose with a check for Foster Closet of Michigan

Become a member

It’s easy to join The Big Give. You will need to complete our by-laws agreement and e-mail it to John Wilson at john@wilsonlawpc.com. Please note that the by-laws commit you to pay $300 every calendar year in order to support our selected organizations and enable us to make donations.

Payments can be made in one of three ways:

1. Mail a check to the Midland Community Area Foundation: 76 Ashman Circle, Midland, MI 48640

2. Complete an ACH form for your bank for direct deposit

3. Donate online

Submit an organization

Eligible organizations include non-profits, schools, or municipal entities such as a public safety groups, parks and recreational facilities, libraries, etc.

Click here for the submission form.

Logo for The Big Give