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 

November 14, 2018
Six grants totaling $7,489.96, including:

  • $1,259.96 to Project Starburst, Big Rapids, to buy a computer needed for their client database;
  • $1,500 to Red-Line Paraclete Ministries, Saint Johns, to purchase items for their food pantry;
  • $1,800 to the Clinton County Senior Center, Saint Johns, for recruitment activities;
  • $1,000 to EightCAP Foster Grandparent & Senior Programs in Orleans, to re-stock their emergency needs community closet;
  • $1,000 to Montcalm Heritage Village, Sidney, for roof repairs; and
  • $930 to a Montcalm County family for housing expenses.

October 3, 2018
Seven grants totaling $17,957.49, including:

  • $6,000 to God's Helping Hands, Remus, to support their Christmas food box program;
  • $3,000 to St. Vincent De Paul at St. Mary's, Charlotte, for their utility and housing assistance program;
  • $2,000 to Community Christian Action Group, Eaton Rapids, to purchase food pantry items;
  • $750 to Chippewa-Martiny Fire Department, Chippewa Lake, to purchase ice rescue gear;
  • $1,707.49 to an Isabella County family for roof repairs;
  • $2,500 to a Mecosta County family for roof repairs; and
  • $2,000 to a Montcalm County family for medical expenses.

August 22, 2018
Twelve grants totaling $14,276.81, including:

  • $1,000 to Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 157, Ionia, to support a bike safety rodeo;
  • $1,000 to Montabella Ministerial Association in Edmore, to purchase food and personal care items;
  • $1,000 to Montcalm County Great Start in Stanton, toward the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program;
  • $1,000 to the M46 Tabernacle Food Pantry, Riverdale, to purchase food pantry items;
  • $1,059 to Women's Information Service in Big Rapids, to make safety upgrades to their women's shelter;
  • $867.81 to Portland District Library in Portland to help create a special needs calming room;
  • $1,000 to Richland Township Library, Vestaburg, to buy library books;
  • $1,000 to an Ionia County family to help with housing expenses;
  • $2,500 to another Ionia County family, to make well repairs;
  • $950 to an Isabella County family, to help with housing expenses;
  • $2,500 to another Isabella County family, to purchase hearing aids; and
  • $400 to a Montcalm County family to help with septic repairs and other housing expenses.

May 30, 2018
Seven grants totaling $8,732.70, including:

  • $275 to the Adult Handicap Program in Charlotte, to help sponsor their handicap bowling program;
  • $1,000 to the Saint Johns Baby Pantry to purchase diapers and wipes for families in need;
  • $659.98 to the Mecosta County Council on Aging - Retired & Senior Volunteer Program in Big Rapids, to buy office printers;
  • $1,789.73 to the Mecosta County Senior Center in Mecosta, to purchase and install a new water heater;
  • $1,545 to a Montcalm County family for electrical repairs;
  • $2,462.99 to an Ingham County family for medical bills and a new refrigerator; and
  • $1,000 to a Mecosta County family, to help with housing expenses and furnace repairs.

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.

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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