Positively Midland updates in brief from the Midland Area Community Foundation

A bike share program is coming to Midland.

The Momentum Midland Program Office is working to bring a three-year bike share program, complete with 30 bikes, to our community. Along with a $100,000 IMPACT grant last year, your community foundation just granted an additional $15,000 toward the effort. Reminder: IMPACT grants were meant to address top community needs, which included (among 10 other things) improved use of outdoor assets, inadequate public transportation, and rising obesity rates among all ages. A bike share program has the potential to impact each of these. Plus it's just plain ol' fun. Ride on.

With your support, we just granted $244,449.90 to local agencies.

Midland County Veterans' Services received $26,400 to launch a therapeutic and rehabilitative kayak fishing program for local veterans

A school courtyard upgrade for Bullock Creek, adult advance care planning at MidMichigan Health, and critical incident response kits for our Sheriff's Office deputies are just a few of the grants your community foundation invested in to start off 2017. Read more about all nine grants here. With support from donors like you, we'll keep impacting Midland County for good. Special thanks to the superhero volunteers on our grant committee for their work evaluating grant applications.

Save the date: Tuesday, May 2nd

24 hours. 50 nonprofits. Give where you live.

On Tuesday May 2nd, the 4th annual Give Local Midland fundraiser is happening. Reminder: this is the fundraiser where you can make an impact in your pj's from home, because it's all online. It's also the one day a year that the 50+ participating agencies focus on raising money for their endowment funds rather than current operating costs. Sounds like they're thinking longevity. As a foundation, we're a fan of investing and planning for the future. Bonus: if you do want to get out of the house, you can also join us on May 2nd at our annual meeting. It's happening from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the Midland Holiday Inn. All MACF donors will receive a mailed invitation soon, so be on the lookout.

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