2017-18 Allocations


2017-18 Allocations: $478,787

2017-18 Designations: $267,638

United Way serves as a vehicle for charitable giving for those who live and work in Gratiot & Isabella Counties by providing an avenue for donor designated gifts to approved affiliate agency partners. As a result, $267,638 has been invested in 49 local nonprofit organizations in 2017-18. 2017 990.


Total Community Investment Year-to-Date: $746,425


Alma Public Schools

Extended Day Learning Program Tutors: $15,000

Project PAWS: $5,000 (Winter 2018 Pop-Up Giving Winner!)

STEAM TEAM: $5,000 (2018 Pitch-er This! Runner-up)


Art Reach of Mid-Michigan

Matching Grant: $4,500


Big Brothers Big Sisters (Gratiot)

Youth Mentoring: $10,000



Matching Grant: $10,000


Child Advocacy

Protect Yourself Program: $15,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates: $10,000

Baby Pantry: $1,000 (Winter 2018 Pop-Up Giving Runner-up)


Christian Counseling of Mid-Michigan

Play Therapy Center: $6,000 (Fall 2017 Pop-Up Giving Winner!)



Matching Grant: $5,000


Community Compassion Network

Matching Grant: $10,000


Educational mini-grants

Teacher Grants: $27,777


Flood Relief/Disaster Clean-up

Services to Isabella County Residents: $28,680


Foster Closet of Mid-Michigan

Family Assistance: $1,000 (Winter 2018 Pop-Up Giving Runner-up!)


Girls on the Run of Central Michigan

Matching Grant: $10,000


Gratiot Emergency Housing Corp.

Emergency Housing & Utilities: $10,000


Gratiot-Isabella RESD

Imagination Library: $20,000


HopeWell Ranch

Matching Grant: $10,000

Equine Assisted Therapy: $1,000 (Fall 2017 Pop-Up Giving Runner-up)


Isabella County Child Advocacy Center

Matching Grant: $20,000


Isabella Nonprofit Service Center

Collaborative Space: $67,000


Ithaca Public Schools

Early College Program: $2,000

Primary Literacy Workstations: $4,400


John H. Goodrow Fund

Matching Grant: $10,000


Life Choices of Central Michigan

Matching Grant: $10,000


Listening Ear Crisis Center

Multiple Programs: $10,000

Crisis Center & Suicide Prevention: $20,000


Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

Matching Grant: $10,000

Core Program: $1,000 (Fall 2017 Pop-Up Giving Runner-up)


Mt. Pleasant Public Schools

Students of Promise Program: $2,000


Partners Empowering All Kids (PEAK) 

After-School Program, K-6th Grade: $20,000


Project Weidman 

Matching Grant: $5,000


Sacred Heart Academy

Healthy...from the Inside Out!: $5,000 (2018 Pitch-er This! Winner)


Salvation Army

Emergency Food Assistance: $10,000


Special Olympics Michigan

2017 Summer Games: $5,000


St. Louis Public Schools

Monika's Mission: $2,330 (2018 Pitch-er This! Runner-up)



Every Elementary Classroom in Gratiot & Isabella Counties: $43,000


West Midland Family Center

Shepherd Pre-K Program: $5,000


Wright Park (Alma)

Matching Grant: $10,000


Young Life Mt. Pleasant

Matching Grant: $5,000


2-1-1 Information & Referral

Gratiot County: $6,300 (2-1-1 Northeast Michigan)

Isabella County: $10,800 (Listening Ear)


More than 30,000 Gratiot & Isabella County residents are benefitting from a United Way funded program or service in 2017-18!