What Do We Offer?

  • Grants – The Gladwin County Community Foundation provides grants for nonprofit organizations. The foundation is concerned about the community as a whole and supports a wide variety of community programs.  Grant applications are accepted four times each year. The basic principle is receive gifts, grow funds and give back. 
  • Scholarships – Promoting education beyond high school is a priority for the community foundation. Scholarships are offered to help students continue their education. Scholarship applications are accepted annually between February 1 – March 1. Scholarships provide an investment in the community’s future and help students achieve their dreams.
  • Projects – The community foundation allows project funds to be established for specific purposes. Individuals, corporations, and family foundations may all be a part of a project. While often not the largest donor, the community foundation provides a vehicle for the project to take place.
  • Giving Options - The community foundation idea is simple: anyone may use it to give something back to the community. Individuals can start a fund in honor of someone they love or to celebrate a special event. Donors can direct their gifts broadly or narrowly to issues they care about or to wherever the needs are greatest. However an individual gives, the gift can change lives today and in the future.

We Know Our Community

When you choose to invest in the future of our community, you want to work with someone who knows the territory. The broad cross-section of leaders who guide our work lends valuable insight that will help your charitable giving achieve maximum results.

We Help You Achieve Superior Tax Benefits

Since the IRS considers us a public charity, contributions are eligible for the highest available tax deductions.  In most cases, these tax benefits even outweigh using your assets to establish your own private foundation.

We Share Your Interests

We are here to help you become connected to the issues you care about most. Your charitable interests and priorities are important to us because committed, caring citizens are so important to our community’s well being.

We Care About the Future

By setting up or contributing to a fund, you have the ideal opportunity to create and/or grow a legacy for you and for our area.


GCCF Grant Committee

Art Adamec
John Caffrey
Pamela J. Cingano - Chair
Joan David
Jarrod Fruchey
Amanda Gerow
Bob Killian
Mike Bassage
Lauren Essenmacher

Gladwin County Youth Action Council

Tyler Schlitzkus, Advisor

Board of Directors

Terry Brokoff
Board Chair

Pamela J. Cingano
Vice Chair

Amanda J. Loar
Secretary

Dirk Presidio
Treasurer

Richard W. Beadle
Brent Mishler
Jason Pahl
David W. Poxon
Donna M. Ridley
Kristen Willert
Monica Wolfe