MT. PLEASANT, MI - The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees recently awarded $38,660.04 in grants to organizations making an impact in Isabella County.
Art Reach of Mid-Michigan received $826.05 from the W. Sidney and Judith F. Smith Community Fund for the 2019 Art Walk. This annual art competition takes place in downtown Mt. Pleasant.
City of Mt. Pleasant received $1,500 from the Kellogg Youth Fund and $1,500 from the Morning Sun Community Fund for the Youth Police Academy, a three-week program in which youth are exposed to multiple police related topics by local law enforcement.
Girls on the Run received $1,000.00 from the Kellogg Youth Fund, $1,000 from the Jerry M. and Marilyn A. Morey Community Fund and $1,000 from the Women's Initiative Fund to help with registration fees, for participants with financial need.
Girl Scouts Heart of MI received $2,000 from the Women's Initiative Fund for a CPR manikin set, AED, and trainer certification. This funding will ensure that adult volunteers are able to ensure the safety and well-being of girls enrolled in Girl Scouts.
Isabella Child Development Center received $387 from the Fisher Companies Community Impact Fund and $200 from the Women's Initiative Fund to purchase three tricycles.
Isabella Citizens for Health received $2,050 from the Kellogg Youth Fund for a pediatric exam table. Currently, only adult sized exam tables are available.
Isabella County Restoration House received $2,000 from the William and Janet Maar Strickler Community Impact Fund and $2,000 from the Women's Initiative Fund for transportation from the day shelter/intake center each evening to host churches, and then to the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen the following morning. Buses will be contracted to carry guests to and from shower facilities several times each week as well.
Listening Ear received $2,332.06 from the Barbara A. Bissot Fund to purchase CPR and AED training manikins and other required materials to train employees servicing Listening Ear programs.
McLaren Central Michigan received $5,000 from the Harkins Community Fund to purchase a 3D digital mammography machine. This machine provides improved screenings to detect cancerous growths in patients.
Mt. Pleasant Community Church received $3,900 from the Women's Initiative Fund to purchase feminine products for The Care Store. This will pay for up to six months of supplies.
R.I.S.E Advocacy received $1,000 from the Ranck Family Fund and $1,000 from the Women's Initiative Fund for CMU's Mobile Health Lab to provide basic medical evaluation for both in-shelter and outreach clients every other month beginning in March 2019.
Shepherd Public Schools received $1,000 from the Shepherd Community Fund in Honor of Robert Bates to support the Shepherd High School After Prom, a safe alternative available to prom-goers between 11:15PM and 2:30AM on prom night.
The Strickler Center received $6,965.29 from the Coyne Family Fund to support the purchase of the
William and Janet Strickler Nonprofit Center, a facility that fosters a strong collaboration among key social service agencies in a shared physical space to reduce poverty levels in Isabella County over time.
Village of Shepherd received $2,000 from the Shepherd Community Fund in Honor of Robert Bates to purchase two sets of posts to display business information at each off ramp of US127 coming into the Village of Shepherd.
Applications for the next competitive grant cycle are due May 22, 2019. For more information on grant eligibility, and ways to support the endowed funds that make these grants possible, visit www.mpacf.org.