The Mecosta County Community Foundation has grown to include over 40 different funds and assets of $3 million.

There are numerous designated funds that assist various organizations each year along with scholarship funds that make higher education more affordable for area students.

Please contact the foundation directly if you would like information on creating an endowment or scholarship fund.


NameDescriptionNet Assets
TOTAL (as of May 31, 2013)$3,957,400.36
A. Donald and Susan H. Grant AdvisedSupports Mecosta County charities recommended by donors.$13,323.20
Alice Stephenson SchubergFor Mecosta County graduates attending Ferris State.$28,703.64
Alyce Peterson for Project StarburstSupports Project Starburst.$107,507.15
Artworks: Big Rapids Area Arts & HumanitiesSupports Artworks.
Barry Barratt ScholarshipFor a Big Rapids High School graduate.
Ben Mondrella MemorialSupports Mecosta County charities recommended by donors.
Big Rapids Garden Club Endowment$5,488.20
Big Rapids Realty AdvisedSupports Mecosta County charities recommended by donors.
Carl A. SchubergSupports the Mecosta County Fair.$28,569.02
Charles R. & Marian D. Beadle AdvisedSupports Mecosta County charities recommended by donors.
Chippewa Watershed Conservancy EndowmentSupports the preservation and conservation easement stewardship activities of the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy in Mecosta County.

Class of 1974, Linda Willette ScholarshipFor a Big Rapids High School graduate.
Dennis Lerner AdvisedAid and promote worthwhile community projects.
Eagle Village$11,948.46
Friends of the Big Rapids Community LibrarySupport Literacy programs through the Big Rapids Community Library.$146,116.62
Harold Boerma Eagle Scout ScholarshipFor a member of Boy Scout Troop 114.
Healthy Youth and Seniors - MecostaSupports health programs in Mecosta County benefitting youth and seniors.
Horticulture and Technology ScholarshipFor a Ferris State University Technology or Horticulture student.
Jacob and Gertrude VanDyke ScholarshipFor Mecosta County graduates studying health care.
Jenine Stickler MemorialSupports Wheatland Music Orgnanization for youth arts.$23,822.26
Ken and Aletha Sutherland Family for Tamarack LibrarySupports Tamarack District Library.
Ken and Aletha Sutherland Family for Wheatland LibrarySupports Wheatland Township Library.
Ken and Aletha Sutherland Family ScholarshipFor Chippewa Hills graduates.$28,029.04
Lake-Osceola State Bank Community SupportSupports Mecosta County charities recommended by donors.
Lerner, Csernai & Fath Financial Group AdvisedAid and promote worthwhile community projects.
Little Kevin Hockey HopeSupports Big Rapids area youth hockey with a particular focus on the learn to skate program and economically disadvantaged youth.
MCYAC Hope ScholarshipSupports students at St. Michael's, St. Mary's, and St. Peter's schools.
Mecosta County Community Foundation Community NeedsSupports the needs and challenges of Mecosta County.$622,878.43
Mecosta County Community Fund AdministrativeSupports the administration work of the foundation.-$5,994.99
Mecosta County EMS$10,797.62
Mecosta County Habitat for Humanity$17,524.00
Mecosta County Medical Center FoundationSupports the healing mission of the Mecosta County Medical Center.
Mecosta County Special Project$72,030.14
Mecosta-Osceola Great StartSupports early childhood development in Mecosta/Osceola counties.
Mecosta-Osceola United WaySupports Mecosta-Osceola United Way mission.
Michcon Legacy for Mecosta-Osceola United WayBenefits children, education, and the environment.
Mildred A. Miller Swede Hill ParkSupports development and maintenance of Swede Hill Park.
Morley Stanwood Education Association ScholarshipFor a graduate of Morley Stanwood High School.
RiverwalkSupports Riverwalk project.
Riverwalk EndowmentSupports Riverwalk project.
Robert D. Miller ScholarshipFor a Mecosta-Osceola Career Tech graduate.
Rotary Club of Big RapidsSupports Mecosta County charities recommended by Rotary Club; supports education and scholarships recommended by Rotary Club.
Sarah Marie Comer MemorialSupports Mecosta County charities recommended by donors.
Scholarship for St. Mary's SchoolSupports St. Mary's School.$15,989.92
Schuberg Designated for Immanuel Lutheran ChurchSupports Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Schuberg Designated for St. Mary's Catholic SchoolSupports St. Mary's School.$136,263.00
Scott D. Anderson Memorial ScholarshipFor a Morley Stanwood High School graduate.$36,928.27
Shamrock InvitationalSupports Mecosta County charities recommended by donors.
Solid Ice - EndowmentTo establish funds for Division I hockey needs and to ensure continued operation of an ice arena.$360,239.46
Solid Ice - FlexibleTo build and maintain a flexible fund reserve in anticipation of potential short-term cash needs associated with Solid Ice's mission statement.$516.00
Spirit of the Season - EndowmentFor the benefit of disadvantaged Mecosta County youth.$140,811.94
Spirit of the Season - FlexibleFor the benefit of disadvantaged Mecosta County youth.$1,113.34
St. Mary's Elementary School Education EnrichmentSupports St. Mary's School.$12,965.48
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran ChurchPromotes the programs of St. Peter's Lutheran Church.$62,943.76
St. Peter's Lutheran SchoolSupports the programs of St. Peter's Lutheran School; to enrich and enhance the program, curriculum and facility.$77,756.06
STAGE-M Leon Keys Memorial Fine Arts CampSupports STAGE-M's efforts for youth arts.$12,979.97
The Schinderle FundSupports St. Mary's School and students at Ava Maria or Franciscan Universities.$113,761.23
Timothy Misenar Charitable - DiscretionarySupports the grant efforts of the Community Needs Fund.$31,706.81
Timothy Misenar Charitable - Field of InterestSupports alcohol abuse treatment, prevention and education programs & activities.$31,706.81
Voca Lyrica ScholarshipFounded in 2001, Voca lyrica is a diverse group of women singers committed to sharing the beauty of the choral music art with Big Rapids and the surrounding area, and to supporting music education in schools and community through concerts, other programming events, and music scholarships for high school students.$13,727.07
William F. DuBois II, MD & Catherine DuBoisTo be used for the benefit of disadvantaged, abused or neglected children through the resouces of Eagle Village.
Women's Information Services, Inc.To provide advocacy, safety options and support services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Works towards strengthening the community through awareness, prevention and education.
Youth Endowment of Mecosta CountyFor youth related programs in Mecosta County.