Four County Community Foundation
Armada “Al Verlinde” Community Fund
Four County Community Foundation has eight community-specific funds to provide a permanent revenue source for projects as determined by each community. Community funds may be utilized for a wide range of community programs including summer concerts, park improvements, libraries and schools, local police and fire department, community holiday events, and emergency needs.
Named in memory of our former Board Chairperson, the Armada “Al Verlinde” Community Fund was established in 2014. The fund is still growing but sponsored two projects in 2021. Gas cards were purchased to help residents with the massive clean-up after the destructive tornado. As the endowment grows, funds will be available for other community needs and requests. Armada Area Schools, the Lion’s Club, the Village DDA, and the Macomb Orchard Trail are examples of beneficiaries of the community fund.
Four County Community Foundation provides an easy and secure way for anyone in the community to support programs which benefit Armada/Ray residents. Endowed community funds ensure that annual proceeds are available to serve the ever-changing needs of your local community, today and far into the future.
Give where you live. Donations of any size are always welcome, online or by mail.
Nonprofit organizations needing financial support for programs benefitting the Armada community may reach out to the Foundation for more information. Grant requests for community funds will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Proactive Committee throughout the year. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees will act on committee recommendations on a regular basis.