Initiatives

Give Now:  Support our current initiatives

4CCF Feeding Families Forever

Our local food pantries are small but mighty.  During the covid-19 pandemic, they gathered their volunteers and served much needed fresh meat, produce, dairy, and other foods to many families in our community.

Four County Community Foundation has an endowed (forever) fund that will stand ready to support our food pantries and other nonprofit groups who deliver food programs to the communities we serve.  When you give to the 4CCF Feeding Families Forever Fund, your dollars provide food security now and forever.

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Mental Health Fund - for a better tomorrow

A recent nationwide study from Center for Disease Control found self-reported behavioral health symptoms are double their pre-pandemic rates.  One-third report symptoms of anxiety or depression.  13% have started or increased substance abuse.  A quarter of those surveyed report stress-related symptoms and 11% convey having serious suicidal thoughts in the previous 30 days.

In response, we have established the Four County Community Foundation Mental Health Fund... for a better tomorrow.  The endowed fund will support nonprofit organizations who deliver mental health programs and services throughout the communities we serve.

Nonprofit organizations that wish to apply for mental health program funding should contact our office.

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Four County Imagination Library Fund

Imagine giving brand-new, age-appropriate books to children in the communities we serve, from birth to age five!  Upon registering for this literacy program, children receive new books each month, every month.  Some books are bilingual.

Our Imagination Library Fund is partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  While the Dolly Parton fund will cover some costs, it is up to our Foundation to provide the bigger share. The Four County Imagination Library fund will pay $2.50 per child each month.  That’s $30 for a year of reading!  For a donation of $150, you present 60 great books to one child every month, for five years!

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The Currier Octagon House

Built in 1854, the Currier Octagon House has been the home of Four County Community Foundation since 2000.  The house is a Michigan Historic Site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  A plan for preserving this important historic building is in the works.

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