Fund List

For more information on how you can apply for a grant from one of the funds, please contact Melissa Kesterson at mkesterson@midlandfoundation.org.

Beaverton Activity Center Endowment Fund
upports the mission and maintenance of the Beaverton Activity Center and its program/project goals.

Beaverton Public Schools Endowment Fund
Supports the mission and operations of the Beaverton Public Schools to provide students a quality education and the skills necessary to be competent, productive, and contributing members of society.

DeVere and Carole Dennings Donor-advised Endowment Fund
Provide grants to nonprofit organizations in support of the mission of the Midland Area Community Foundation.  It is a donor advised fund, with DeVere, Carole and Brock Dennings being the donor-advisors.  One succeeding generation (Brock's children) may also serve as donor-advisors.   At such time as these advisors are no longer able or willing to serve in this capacity, distributions from the fund would support Gladwin County Endowment Fund.

Donna "Teach" Comfort Endowed Scholarship Fund
To provide an annual scholarship award to a Gladwin County resident to attend an accredited program - college or university, or long- or short-term vocational training program.  The recipient would have graduated from high school or obtained the GED prior to using this scholarship.  Recipients may reapply in one subsequent year provided they demonstrate at least a 3.0 GPA and absences of three days or less.

Gladwin Community Schools Education Endowment Fund
To provide grants in support of educational initiatives, supplies and programs for Gladwin Community Schools. The educational initiatives, supplies and programs are to be recommended by the building principals at Gladwin Community Schools upon teacher requests.

Gladwin County Community Foundation Administrative Fund
To support the ongoing administration of the Gladwin County Community Foundation.

Gladwin County Economic Development Corporation Endowment Fund
Supports the mission and activities of the Gladwin Economic Development Corporation.

Gladwin County Improvement Fund
To provide grant monies to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, nonprofit educational institutions, or governmental units for charitable purposes that serve the residents of Gladwin County.

Gladwin County Health Improvement Endowment Fund
To provide grants in support of community-wide medical health initiatives (examples would include access to care, population health education, population health strategies and health needs assessments) with a priority given to at-risk or low-income residents within Gladwin County.

Gladwin County Healthy Senior Endowment Fund
To support issues which support healthy seniors, such as smoking and substance abuse prevention and cessation, violence and conflict resolution, access to dental care, community alternatives for recreation, pharmaceutical issues, preventing and managing chronic disease, long-term care alternatives, mental health and aging, workforce and aging, etc.  Seniors are defined as those 65 and older.

Gladwin County Healthy Youth Endowment Fund
To support issues which support healthy youth, such as smoking and substance abuse prevention and cessation, violence and conflict resolution, access to dental care, community alternatives for recreation, child care, pharmaceutical issues, preventing and managing chronic disease, mental health, etc.  Youth are defines at those 17 and younger.

Gladwin County Historical Society Endowment Fund
Supports the mission of the Society to bring together those people interested in history, especially the history of Gladwin County, to collect and preserve all types of historical material (photographs, written material and artifacts) and to establish a museum to house these materials.

Gladwin County Youth Endowment Fund
To support the work of the Gladwin County Youth Action Council.

Gladwin Kiwanis Dallas Falls Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
The mission The Gladwin Kiwanis Dallas Falls Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund is to provide annual scholarship awards for post-secondary education. Scholarship applications will be considered from high school seniors at the following schools: Gladwin, Beaverton High School, Skeels Christian School and Gladwin home schools.

Kristin Garafalo, A Person of Excellence, Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund provides an annual scholarship to a Gladwin County High School graduate who is pursuing a degree in a medical-related field, with preference given to those studying neuroscience or psychology.  Applicants should have a minimum 3.5 GPA.  Preference will be given to students who have worked a job during their high school years and to those who have been in dance.