Thank you, Mecosta County!

Match Day 2015 raised nearly $900,000…all of which will stay right here in our community!

gary-trimarcoMatch Day supports the organizations that make Mecosta County a great place to live and work. The Mecosta County Community Foundation is excited to bring everyone together – those in need and those who want to help – for a meaningful day of celebrating that important partnership. It also is an especially significant milestone for the Community Foundation as we honor 25 years of thoughtful generosity in Mecosta County. Please join us. It will be a day to remember.
– Gary Trimarco, President, Mecosta County Community Foundation

obkOur Brothers Keeper Shelter (OBK) provides safe, faith-based, short-term shelter for homeless individuals and families in Mecosta and adjacent counties through volunteers and community support. Our vision is to help our guests move on to a life of hope, joy and self-sufficiency. In 2014, OBK sheltered 178 people, including 34 children, most of whom found housing.
–Pamela Fleming, President, Our Brothers Keeper Shelter

morley-stanwoodThe Morley Stanwood Chapter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library inspires children to read from the earliest age possible. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library can put a book in a child’s hands from birth to age five. Please help us help our kids.
– Penny Brenner, Administrative Assistant, Morley Stanwood Community Schools

safety_netThe Batdorff Safety Net Fund provides emergency funding to non-profits that support the feeding, housing and caring of community members that are homeless and/or living in poverty. It’s a flexible, nimble fund that targets the greatest needs or emergencies for existing non-profits.
– Jack and Susan Batdorff, Fund founders
hope-houseHope House Free Medical Clinic offers free, limited medical care to uninsured adults in Mecosta County and the surrounding area.

barryton-foodThe Barryton Mobile Food Pantry was established to give a lifting hand up to our community. A truck full of food – 10,000 pounds – is purchased each month to help residents who are experiencing economic challenges.

cardinalThe Prabhakara & Sharda Baliga Fund for BRPS Special Education honors family and friends through the creation of an endowment within the Foundation creates an enduring tribute to their importance in our lives. A named endowment can be designed to address needs, causes or interests.