Mecosta County Community Foundation

Giving together to enhance Mecosta County

Mission

Mecosta County Community Foundation is dedicated to giving together to enhance our community.

Through permanent endowments, MCCF addresses community needs in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, nature conservation/the environment, community development, historical resources, and social services.

For current news and updates, please visit the MCCF website or Facebook page.

Giving

Through gifts of all types and sizes, MCCF currently has more than $4 million in assets.

More than 70 endowment funds have been created at MCCF. Gifts to the Community Needs Fund are used to award grants and allow for the greatest flexibility. Other funds allow donors to give to the causes most important to them.

Let MCCF serve as a bridge that connects your convictions with positive change in Mecosta County.

Grants

Twice each year, MCCF awards grants to organizations and programs in the fields of arts and culture, education, health, nature conservation/the environment, community development, historical resources, and social services.

From supporting playground improvements, educational resources, food pantries, recycling programs, and more, MCCF lives its goal to improve the quality of life for area citizens.

The deadlines to apply for grants are April 1 and October 1. Download the grant application and evaluation forms here.

Scholarships

Multiple scholarships are offered each year to high school seniors who live in or attend high school in Mecosta County. Scholarships are also available to current college students from Mecosta County. The online scholarship application is currently closed. It will open on January 1, 2018. Learn more about available scholarships and how to apply here.

To apply, you will need the following information:

  • Your cumulative GPA, class size, and class rank (class size and rank can be estimated)
  • A list of your academic or extracurricular activities since ninth grade
  • Your SAT score
  • A 500-word essay addressing your goals, activities, accomplishments, and more (details can be found in the application)
  • Your employment history

You should also submit a copy of the financial information form to your first-choice academic institution.