People Fund Grants Given

The Tri-County People Fund has granted over $2,000,000 to families and organizations with special needs since January 1993. This page lists the most recent grants given, and also links to pdf files showing all grants given in a particular district.


Most Recent Grants Given 

July 13, 2016
Six grants totaling $4,818.76, including:

  • $467.40 to Positive Solutions Informed Choices, Ionia, to provide infant carseats;
  • $1,040 to Gratiot-Isabella RESD to distribute books to area children through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library;
  • $1,000 to Tri-County Office on Aging to support the Meals on Wheels program in Eaton, Clinton, and Ingham counties;
  • $1,000 to Ashley Fire Department, to purchase protective firefighter clothing and gear;
  • $369.36 to an Ionia County family to assist with housing expenses; and
  • $942 to a Montcalm County family to help with medical bills.

June 1, 2016
Four grants totaling $5,482, including:

  • $500 to New Beginnings Church, Six Lakes, for backpack project supplies;
  • $500 to Enrich of Ionia County, to help provide job training to young adults;
  • $2,500 to CASA - Voice For Clinton County Children, St. Johns, to support their child abuse prevention program; and
  • $1,982 to an Eaton County family to help with medical bills.

April 20, 2016
Eleven grants, totaling $15,157.53, including:

  • $250 to the Adult Handicap Program, Charlotte, for their summer bowling program;
  • $2,500 to EightCAP, Greenville, to sponsor Camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See expenses for children;
  • $2,000 to Portland Area Fire Authority to purchase a thermal imaging camera;
  • $1,250 to Helping Hands of Eaton County, Charlotte, to stock personal care items for needy families and individuals;
  • $462 to an Ingham County family to help with housing expenses;
  • $671.66 to a Clare County family for housing and medical expenses;
  • $2,500 to an Ionia County family for dental repairs;
  • $2,138.72 to a Montcalm County family to help with housing expenses;
  • $400 to another Montcalm County family to purchase a Go-Go Scooter;
  • $2,500 to a Mecosta County family to repair their roof; and
  • $485.15 to another Mecosta County family for plumbing repairs.

March 9, 2016
Four grants totaling $4,158.68, including:

  • $1,650 to Barryton Area Mobile Food Pantry, for food truck delivery expenses;
  • $980 to Project Starburst, Big Rapids, for food truck delivery expenses;
  • $500 to First Congregational Church of Portland, to support Monday night community meals; and
  • $1,028.68 to a Montcalm County family, for vehicle repairs. 

January 27, 2016
Four grants totaling $7,358.16, including:

  • $3,200 to St. Mary's St. Vincent De Paul Charlotte, for their rent and utility program;
  • $1,590.52 to a Mecosta County family to help with housing expenses;  
  • $420 to a Montcalm County family to pay for a year of Lifeline service; and
  • $2,347.64 to a Mecosta County family, assisting with housing expenses. 

December 17, 2015
Eleven grants totaling $16,610.15, including:

  • $1,000 to Positive Solutions Informed Choices, Ionia, for their practical fatherhood course;
  • $500 to Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum, to purchase supplies for the Paint Time program;
  • $1,200 to Gratiot-Isabella RESD, Ithaca, to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program;
  • $1,000 to Ionia County YMCA, for their child swim safety program;
  • $1,000 to a Montcalm County family for housing expenses;
  • $1,200 to a Montcalm County family for housing expenses;
  • $2,860.15 to a Montcalm County family for housing expenses;
  • $2,500 to an Isabella County family for home repairs;
  • $2,500 to an Ionia County family for housing expenses;
  • $450 to a Mecosta County family to replace a damaged meter pole; and
  • $2,400 to an Isabella County family for a new furnace.

November 11, 2015
Five grants totaling $8,500, including:

  • $1,000 to Lakeview Ministerial Association for their food, utilities and rent assistance program;
  • $1,000 to Montabella Ministerial Association for their food and personal care items program;
  • $3,000 to St Vincent dePaul, St. Michael Conference in Grand Ledge, for their housing and utility assistance program;
  • $1,000 to an Isabella County family for housing expenses; and
  • $2,500 to another Isabella County family, also for housing expenses.

October 1, 2015
Eleven grants totaling $18,971.53, including:

  • $2,000 to Clinton County Senior Center for nutritional foods and personal care items;
  • $1,000 to Redline Paraclete Ministries, St. Johns, to purchase food pantry needs;
  • $1,000 to the Mecosta County Senior Center in Mecosta, for parking lot repairs;
  • $6,000 to God's Helping Hands, Remus, for their Christmas food box program;
  • $1,200 to Community Christian Action Group of Eaton Rapids, to purchase food items, mittens and hats;
  • $1,000 to M-46 Tabernacle Food Pantry, Riverdale, to purchase food pantry needs;
  • $2,500 to a Clinton County family for housing expenses;
  • $1,876.88 to a Montcalm County family for housing expenses;
  • $300 to an Ingham County family for housing expenses;
  • $393.52 to an Isabella County family for housing expenses; and
  • $1,701.33 to another Isabella County family, also for housing expenses.

August 19, 2015
Nine grants totaling $12,694.03, including:

  • $3,000 to the Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program, for emergency needs items such as food, prescriptions, or travel costs;
  • $1,000 to Montcalm County Great Start, in Stanton, to purchase books for young readers through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program;
  • $1,000 to Richland Township Library in Vestaburg for library books, including audiobooks and large print books;
  • $2,757.76 to Eagle Village in Hersey, to purchase two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and two first aid kits for various activity centers on the residential campus;
  • $439.27 to a Clinton County family to help with housing expenses;
  • $1,957 to an Isabella County family to pay for water well repairs; and
  • $2,540 in total to three Montcalm County families to pay for repairs to screen and garage doors, and help with other housing expenses.

July 8, 2015
Seven grants totaling $11,598 including:

  • $426 to the Ionia Community Library for their children's program;
  • $3,000 to St. Mary's SVDP, Charlotte for rent & utility assistance;  
  • $1,000 to the Friends of the Red Mill, Portland for construction costs for a community building; 
  • $1,200 to Project Starburst, Big Rapids for personal care items;
  • $3,000 to CASA The Voice for Clinton County Children, St. Johns for training costs & assistance for foster care children;
  • $1,000 to Hope's Pantry, Stanton for food pantry items, and 
  • $1,972 to an Ionia County family for roof repairs.

May 27, 2015
Five grants totaling $5,183.86, including:

  • $3,000 to Housing Services of Mid-Michigan, Charlotte for housing assistance;
  • $1,000 to Cornerstone Worship Center, Vestaburg for food pantry items;
  • $780 to Pregnancy Services of Ionia County for infant car seats;
  • $250 to the Adult Handicap Program, Charlotte for the summer handicap bowling program; and
  • $153.86 to an Isabella County family to help with housing expenses.

Grants Given To Date, By District

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DISTRICT 1 - Eaton, Ingham and Jackson counties17.83 KB
DISTRICT 2 - Barry and Ionia counties15.36 KB
DISTRICT 3 - Clinton County, except Bingham, Duplain and Greenbush townships7.04 KB
DISTRICT 4 - Montcalm County, except Bloomer, Crystal and Evergreen town20.22 KB
DISTRICT 5 - Gratiot and Saginaw counties, parts of Clinton and Montcalm counties5.8 KB
DISTRICT 6 - Clare and Isabella counties15.08 KB
DISTRICT 7 - Mecosta and Osceola counties21.75 KB
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