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 attracting and holding permanent endowed funds from a wide range of donors, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.

Ridley Leadership Fund

Tom and Nancy Ridley created the Ridley Leadership Fund in 2010 to ensure lasting support to the administrative needs of the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation.  The Ridleys knew that if the administrative costs were supported, it would in turn support every aspect of the Foundation’s mission. Creating an endowment that provided on-going funding to the administrative support seemed like a great way to assist the community, so that MPACF would never have to worry about administrative costs, and could focus on granting and supporting local charities. 

“The grant making that the Foundation does is important to our entire community, but the Foundation cannot complete its mission if it is not adequately funded to support the very lean administrative costs of the organization,” said Nancy.

The Ridleys felt a need to support the community that their family calls home and wanted their children, Collin, 15, and Mitch, 13, to understand the importance of supporting their community both financially and personally.  Collin has followed in his parents’ footsteps and is supporting the Foundation by serving on the Youth Advisory Council. 

Tom and Nancy hope this fund will help the Foundation meet its administrative needs so that its staff can focus its time and energy on meeting the greater needs of the community through obtaining donations and granting those donations, instead of having to worry about paying for the administrative costs each year.