People Fund Makes 15 Grants in October, November

People Fund Makes 15 Grants in October, November

Meeting October 4 and November 15, the Tri-County Electric People Fund made 15 grants totaling $18,254.57

  • $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;
  • $1765 to another Mecosta County family to build an accessibility ramp; and
  • $679.54 to a Montcalm County family for medical and housing expenses.
  • $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.

How to Apply for a Tri-County Electric People Fund Grant

The Tri-County Electric People Fund provides grants to individuals and organizations in the co-op's service area for food, shelter, clothing, health, and other humane needs, or for programs or services that benefit a significant segment of a community. 

Write to 7973 E. Grand River Avenue, Portland, MI. 48875, for an application form and grant guidelines, or visit the People Fund tab at

Note: Applications must be received by Jan. 15 for the January board meeting, and by Feb. 26 for the March board meeting.


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