Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation

For good. For ever.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Isabella County, now and for generations to come, by holding and attracting permanent endowed funds from a wide range of donors, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.

Autism Advantage Fund

Courtney Heitmeyer has a strong passion for service to those with autism and their families. In 2017, she decided to spearhead fundraising efforts to provide resources for services for those with autism in Isabella County. Countless historic and contemporary innovators have been or likely would have been diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions. Many successful people with these conditions believe it gives them unique advantages to problem solve they can use to overcome challenges. Autism Advantage is an innovative practice devoted to working with adolescents and adults with these conditions to understand their unique personality styles and use their gifts to overcome social challenges and associated anxiety and depression. The Autism Advantage Fund is a field of interest fund that will provide grants to charitable organizations for projects or programs that address the needs of adults and adolescents with autism in the Central Michigan area.