Giving together to enhance Mecosta County
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 Facebook page.
Through gifts of all types and sizes, MCCF currently has more than $5 million in assets. More than 85 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.
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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.
To see a PDF of our latest grants awarded, click here.
*If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, grant applications will be due on the next business day.
Multiple scholarships are offered each year to high school seniors who live in or attend high school in Mecosta County. The online scholarship application is open from October 1 to March 1. 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.
Scholarships are also available to current college students from Mecosta County. The online application for current college students is open October 1 to March 1.
MCCF Board of Trustees
Nick Scheible, Chair
Kim von Kronenberger, First Vice Chair
Laura Rhoades, Second Vice Chair
Tom Tacia, Treasurer
Dr. Ralph Crew