We seek to address community needs for positive change across many areas. Art and culture, education, health, nature conservation and the environment, community development, historical resources and social services are just some of the areas we strive make positive change. Today there are over 90 funds with the Community Foundation. The first general grants were awarded to community organizations in 1993. In 1998, the name was changed to the Mecosta County Community Foundation and the assets of the foundation exceeded $1,000,000.
Today the Community Foundation has assets of 4.5 million in endowment. It is a vibrant organization that provides $25,000 per year in community grants.
Why does this matter? Because you, the people in Mecosta County matter!
Countless lives are made better each year because of the generosity of the Mecosta County community. Through competitive grant rounds, through funds designated for specific organizations and through scholarships to college bound students, the Community Foundation
provides the vehicle to help enhance the quality of life for all of us.