People Fund Grants Given

People Fund Grants Given

The Tri-County People Fund has granted over $2,100,000 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 

April 18, 2018
Seven grants totaling $9,293.43, including:

  • $1,300 to Gratiot-Isabella RESD, to provide books through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program;
  • $1,000 to Knox-Helms American Legion in Morley, to help repair Little League ball fields;
  • $2,500 to EightCap Greenville Optimist Camp, to cover some of the camp expenses for special needs children;
  • $1,500 to Helping Hands of Eaton County, Charlotte, to purchase personal care items for clients;
  • $237 to an Ionia County family for housing expenses;
  • $2,500 to an Isabella County family, to assist with housing expenses; and
  • $256.43 to a Mecosta County family, to help with housing expenses.

March 7, 2018
Twelve grants totaling $10,833.75, including:

  • $1,000 to Eaton Area Senior Center, Charlotte, toward furnace repairs;
  • $1,860 to Barryton Area Mobile Food Pantry, for food truck deliveries;
  • $900 to Ionia County Great Start, for their kindergarten books backpack project;
  • $980 to Project Starburst, Big Rapids, for food truck deliveries;
  • $3,000 to Housing Services of Mid-Michigan, Charlotte, toward their housing assistance program;
  • $157.09 to an Eaton County family for plumbing repairs;
  • $721.77 to an Ingham County family for housing expenses;
  • $137 to an Isabella County family to assist with housing expenses;
  • $149.97 to an Isabella County family for housing expenses;
  • $1,250 to a Mecosta County family for well repairs;
  • $370.93 to a Montcalm County family to help with housing expenses; and
  • $306.99 to a Montcalm County family for housing expenses.

January 24, 2018
Four grants totaling $4,200, including:

  • $500 to Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum, for their Helping Hands scholarship program;
  • $2,000 to Chippewa Lake Community Church Food Pantry, Evart, for food truck deliveries that fill pantry shelves;
  • $700 to an Isabella County family to help with housing expenses; and
  • $1,000 to a Montcalm County family, to help with housing expenses.

December 20, 2017
Seven grants totaling $11,987, including:

  • $2,100 to Gratiot County Commission on Aging, to provide mobile ramps for senior homes;
  • $1,500 to Ionia County YMCA, to purchase water safety equipment for the 3rd grade, senior, and special needs water safety programs;
  • $1,000 to Sunny Crest Youth Ranch in Sunfield as a matching grant toward a wood shop dust collection system;
  • $2,500 to an Isabella County family, for housing expenses;
  • $600 to an Isabella County family, to help with housing expenses;
  • $2,500 to a Montcalm County family, to help put in a new well; and
  • $1,787 to another Isabella County family, to assist with furnace repairs.

November 15, 2017
Five grants totaling $5,710.92, including:

  • $1,000 to Red-Line Paraclete Ministries, Saint Johns, to purchase items for their food pantry;
  • $1,500 to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Ionia, for their children's book program;
  • $500 to Clinton County Senior Center to fund their nutritional bingo program;
  • $1,200 to an Ionia County family, to assist with housing expenses; and
  • $1,510.92 to an Ionia County family for housing expenses.

October 4, 2017
Ten grants totaling $12,543.65, including:

  • $2,000 to Community Christian Action Group, Eaton Rapids, for food pantry items;
  • $1,000 to Lakeview Ministerial Association, Lakeview, to restock their food pantry;
  • $1,000 to Tri-County Office on Aging, Lansing, to support their Meals on Wheels program;
  • $2,500 to Clinton-Gratiot Habitat for Humanity, Saint Johns, for the Critical Home Repair program;
  • $325.29 to a Clinton County family for housing expenses;
  • $300 to an Ingham County family to help with housing expenses;
  • $2,486.69 to an Ionia County family to pay medical bills;
  • $487.13 to a Mecosta County family to assist with medical bills and septic repairs;
  • $1,765 to another Mecosta County family to build an accessibility ramp; and
  • $679.54 to a Montcalm County family for medical and housing expenses.

August 23, 2017
Six grants totaling $8,750, including:

  • $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity of Ionia County to assist with the Habitat Home Partnership program;
  • $500 to Richland Township Library to purchase books for general distribution;
  • $1,000 to M-46 Tabernacle Pantry in Riverdale to buy food for the Pantry to distribute;
  • $3,000 to CASA The Voice for Clinton County's Children, St. Johns, to help establish a Child Advocacy Center;
  • $1,500 to an Ionia County family to help with housing expenses; and
  • $250 to a Montcalm County family to help with housing expenses.

July 12, 2017
Ten grants totaling $18,691.47, including:

  • $2,850 to Mecosta County Habitat for Humanity program, Big Rapids, to support A Brush with Kindness program (addressing critical home repair needs);
  • $500 to Eaton Clothing & Furniture Center in Charlotte, to purchase clothing for children;
  • $2,016.94 to Fork Township Rescue, Barryton, to purchase a new radio for their rescue unit, to be able to communicate with their county EMS;
  • $3,000 to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, Charlotte, for their utility and homeless assistance program;
  • $3,000 to Housing Services of Mid-Michigan, Charlotte, for their housing assistance program;
  • $2,500 to a Clinton County family to install handicap hand controls in their van;
  • $400 to an Isabella County family, to help with housing expenses;
  • $710 to a Mecosta County family, to purchase a new well pump;
  • $1,214.53 to another Mecosta County family, to help with housing expenses; and
  • $2,500 to a Montcalm County family to help with housing expenses.

May 31, 2017
Three grants totaling $4,565.59, including:

  • $1,281.21 to an Isabella County family, to pay property taxes;
  • $784.38 to Mecosta County family, to help with housing and medical expenses; and
  • $2,500 to a Montcalm County family, to help with medical expenses.

Grants given, to date, by district

Click on the underlined District # to download a PDF listing all grants made in that district since 1993.

District 1 (Eaton, Ingham, and Jackson counties)
District 2 (Barry and Ionia counties)
District 3 (most of Clinton County)
District 4 (most of Montcalm County)
District 5 (Gratiot & Saginaw counties, plus 3 townships each in Clinton and Montcalm counties)
District 6 (Clare and Isabella counties)
District 7 (Mecosta and Osceola counties)

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