People Fund Grants Given

The Tri-County People Fund has granted over $1,900,000 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 

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.

April 22, 2015
Eight grants totaling $11,326.03 including:

  • $1,840 to the Briggs Public Library, Saint Johns for new computer stations;
  • $1,250 to the Helping Hands of Eaton County, Charlotte for personal care items;  
  • $900 to an Isabella County family for housing expenses; 
  • $2,493.09 to an Isabella County family for furnace repairs;
  • $591.94 to a Mecosta County family for housing expenses;
  • $2,500 to a Montcalm County family for septic repairs;
  • $1,150 to a Mecosta County family for housing & medical expenses, and 
  • $601 to an Ionia County family for medical expenses. 

March 4, 2015
Eleven grants totaling $11,890.85 including:

  • $1,500 to the Remus Area Historical Society, Remus for restoration of the pavillion;
  • $2,500 to the Lakeview Ministerial Association, Lakeview for food pantry items;  
  • $1,650 to the Barryton Area Mobile Food Pantry, Remus for food truck deliveries; 
  • $750 to the Vermontville Township Library for the weekly family programs;
  • $1,500 to the Shepherd United Methodist Church for their Nutrition Club Program;
  • $500 to the Springport Food Pantry for food pantry items;
  • $143 to a Montcalm County family for housing expenses;
  • $1,097.68 to an Eaton County family for housing expenses;  
  • $129.95 to an Isabella County family for housing expenses; 
  • $547.95 to an Ingham County family for housing expenses, and
  • $1,572.27 to a Montcalm County family to help with housing expenses.

January 21, 2015
Five grants totaling $3,914.50 including:

  • $500 to the YES Center, Inc., Grand Ledge for the After School Program;
  • $949.93 to a Clare County family for housing expenses;  
  • $420 to a Montcalm County family for medical expenses; 
  • $1,386.49 to a Mecosta County family for housing expenses, and
  • $658.08 to a Montcalm County family to help with housing expenses.

Grants Given To Date, By District

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DISTRICT 1 - Eaton, Ingham and Jackson counties17.48 KB
DISTRICT 2 - Barry and Ionia counties15.05 KB
DISTRICT 3 - Clinton County, except Bingham, Duplain and Greenbush townships6.97 KB
DISTRICT 4 - Montcalm County, except Bloomer, Crystal and Evergreen town19.94 KB
DISTRICT 5 - Gratiot and Saginaw counties, parts of Clinton and Montcalm counties15.64 KB
DISTRICT 6 - Clare and Isabella counties15.07 KB
DISTRICT 7 - Mecosta and Osceola counties21.52 KB
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