People Fund Grants Given

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 

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.

April 19, 2017
Ten grants totaling $5,805.34, including:

  • $825 to Barryton Area Mobile Food Pantry for food truck deliveries;
  • $275 to the Adult Handicap Program, Charlotte, for their summer handicap bowling program;
  • $250 to Home Township Library, Edmore, to purchase magazine subscriptions for the library;
  • $1,250 to Helping Hands of Eaton County, Charlotte, to purchase personal care items for clients;
  • $860 to Wheatland Township Library, Remus, to buy a computer, printer, and office program;
  • $322.21 to an Ingham County family to help with housing expenses;
  • $885 to an Ionia County family for housing expenses;
  • $219.41 to an Isabella County family to assist with housing expenses;
  • $318.72 to a Mecosta County family to help with housing expenses; and
  • $600 to a Montcalm County family to pay housing expenses.

March 8, 2017
Fourteen grants totaling $16,746.20, including:

  • $1,000 to the Montabella Ministerial Association, Edmore, to purchase food and personal care items;
  • $1,000 to Friends of Isabella Seniors, Mt. Pleasant, for their utility assistance program;
  • $2,500 to Clare County Baby Pantry, Harrison, to purchase diapers for the pantry to distribute;
  • $2,227 to the Chippewa-Martiny Fire Department at Chippewa Lakes, to purchase fire turnout gear;
  • $150 to Artworks in Big Rapids, to purchase art supplies for a children's program;
  • $2,000 to Isabella County Parks & Recreation, Mt. Pleasant, to purchase handicap beach equipment;
  • $558 to Gratiot Isabella RESD, Ithaca, to provide totes for an early childhood conference;
  • $420 to a Montcalm County family to help with medical bills;
  • $460 to a Montcalm County family to pay housing expenses;
  • $1,500 to a Montcalm County family to assist with housing expenses;
  • $1,500 to a Mecosta County family to pay medical bills and housing expenses;
  • $968.50 to an Isabella County family to help pay medical bills;
  • $710.24 to an Isabella County family to help with housing expenses; and
  • $1,806.46 to a Clinton County family, to pay property taxes.

January 25, 2017
Seven grants totaling $8,716.66, including:

  • $3,000 to Housing Services of Mid-Michigan in Charlotte, for their housing assistance program;
  • $2,000 to Clinton County Senior Center in St. Johns, to support their nutritional bingo program;
  • $200 to First Congregational Church in Portland, to purchase food pantry items;
  • $419.49 to a Gratiot County family, to help with housing expenses;
  • $1,700 to an Ionia County family, to help with housing expenses;
  • $749.36 to a Montcalm County family, for assistance with medical bills; and
  • $647.81 to a Montcalm County family, to help with housing expenses.

December 14, 2016
Four grants totaling $6,985.54, including:

  • $1,500 to Ionia County YMCA, to purchase water safety equipment for the 3rd grade, senior, and special needs water safety programs;
  • $3,000 to an Ingham County family, to help with housing expenses;
  • $785.54 to a Montcalm County family, to help with housing expenses; and
  • $1,700 to another Montcalm County family, also to help with housing expenses.

November 16, 2016
Nine grants totaling $10,756.24, including:

  • $1,000 to Hope's Pantry, Stanton, to purchase items for their food pantry;
  • $2,200 to Montcalm CASA, Stanton, to purchase laptops and software for staff to use in serving client families;
  • $1,500 to the Sunfield Historical Society to help with roof repairs to the Welch Museum;
  • $500 to St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul, Charlotte, for their rent and utility assistance program;
  • $1,000 to Montcalm County Great Start, for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program;
  • $1,194.38 to an Ingham County family, to help with medical bills;
  • $600 to an Ionia County family, and $1,650 to another Ionia County family, to help with housing expenses; and
  • $1,111.86 to an Isabella County family for medical bills.

October 5, 2016
Twelve grants totaling $14,512.77, including:

  • $1,100 to Project Starburst, Big Rapids, to buy a new freezer for their food pantry;
  • $1,000 to Richland Township Library in Vestaburg, for new library books;
  • $1,000 to Lakeview Ministerial Association, Lakeview, to restock their food pantry;
  • $1,000 to Community Christian Action Group in Eaton Rapids, to purchase food pantry items;
  • $1,000 to M-46 Tabernacle Food Pantry in Riverdale, to buy food pantry items;
  • $895.50 to Nottawa-Sherman Townships Fire Department in Weidman, to purchase an emergency pager;
  • $2,500 to an Eaton County family to install a wheelchair stair lift;
  • $997.27 to an Ingham County family, and $2,000 to another Ingham County family, in both cases to help with housing expenses;
  • $640 to an Isabella County family to assist with eyeglasses;
  • $480 to a Mecosta County family to help with housing expenses; and
  • $1,900 to a Montcalm County family to help with dental bills.

August 24, 2016
Three grants totaling $4,598.56, including:

  • $2,000 to an Ionia County family to help with housing and medical expenses;
  • $1,000 to another Ionia County family to pay for a new furnace; and
  • $1,598.56 to a Montcalm County family to help with housing and 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)D
District 6 (Clare and Isabella counties)
District 7 (Mecosta and Osceola counties)

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