Midland Area Community Foundation Grants over $1 Million in Fourth Quarter

Foundation: Midland Area Community Foundation

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The Midland Area Community Foundation recently handed out more than $1 million in grants, but one project in particular caught the foundation's attention.

MLive.com reports on the "iMatter Anti-Stigma Campaign," which was one of 16 grants handed out by the foundation in Q4.

The campaign's goal is to reduce stigma around same-sex marriage in Midland County, Mich., by encouraging people to share their own stories of how they've been treated by being open about their sexuality.

The foundation's CEO says the grants are meant to "address issues that are critical, helping our neighbors and partner organizations to thrive."

The iMatter Anti-Stigma Campaign is one of four significant areas of community improvement the foundation focused on in its fourth-quarter grants, which ranged in amount from $125,000 to $11,000.

Here are the grants: Home to Stay: $80,000 The Housing Stability Services case manager will use the funds to cover up to three months of rental assistance to help an individual or family maintain housing.

Bridge Food Center: $125,000 The Breaking Bread Village: $55,000 The Great Lakes Bay Foundation: $50,000 Due to the negative mental health repercussions of COVID, the Great Lakes Bay Region Mental Health Partnership (GLBR-MHP) requested these funds to Read the Entire Article

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