Positively Midland updates in brief from the Midland Area Community Foundation

New businesses opening in Midland. Cue excitement.

Clockwise from top left: 1. Midland Brewing Company dining area 2. Radio Wasteland ribbon cutting 3. Radio Wasteland records 4. Veggie appetizer at Midland Brewing Company

As a community foundation, we focus on serving local nonprofits. We're also well aware that without vibrant, profitable businesses in our region, our nonprofits would greatly suffer. After all, much of the work we do is made possible through donations from businesses and individuals. That's why we get excited for new businesses like the Midland Brewing Company, Radio Wasteland, The Loch Coffee Company, and Live Oak Coffee. These are just a few of the latest new, local businesses you can support in our community. Hooray for commerce. And coffee.

Last year, we granted $15k to a local child advocacy center. Here's how they used the funds.

Students get a PASS.

In our last newsletter, we told you about a grant we gave to The ROCK Center for Youth Development, which provides a school suspension alternative for students attending local public schools. Because sitting at home when you're suspended doesn't do much good. Check out this recent article that provides more details about this great project.

Have a computer and a few hours to help? We have a job for you.

Hundreds of Midland County students are busy filling out scholarship applications through the Midland Area Community Foundation (the deadline is March 1st!). Next month, we'll need help reviewing those applications to decide which students are most deserving. Interested? Requirements include a computer, internet and desire to serve Midland County students. Contact our scholarship coordinator at 989.839.9661 or hcrowl@midlandfoundation.org. Ask for The Amazing Heather.

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