Marshall Community Foundation Grants More Than $80,000 in Second Quarter

Though the support of generous donors, the Marshall Community Foundation (MCF) responded to the needs of five area organizations and agencies.  MCF’s Board of Trustees and Youth Advisory Council (YAC) supported the B E Henry Building Association, Franke Center for the Arts, Marshall Choral Society, S.A.F.E. Place, and Youngish Professionals.  Each grant awarded will benefit programs and initiatives in Marshall and surrounding townships. 

B E Henry Building Association

Award Amount:  $19,865

Community Impact:  Grant funds from the Foundation’s Board of Trustees Fund for Marshall will be used to fund a portion of repaving both the upper and lower parking lots at the B E Henry Building.  This project will ensure a safe parking area for those utilizing the building – Calhoun County Fair, Marshall Area Farmers Market, rentals, fundraisers, youth meetings, and more. 

Franke Center for the Arts

Award Amount: $14,000

Community Impact:  Funding will support arts education, youth theater productions, and extra-curricular workshops.  Programming offered by the Franke Center will allow participants to express themselves in a variety of ways.  This grant is funded from the Fund for Marshall and the Patricia Phelan Fund.

Marshall Choral Society

Award Amount: $20,000

Community Impact: The newly formed choral society will benefit from grant funding in a number of ways – performance expenses, music costs, advertising, attire, and more.  Funding from the Fund for Marshall will encourage the recruitment of singers and allow them to successfully produce two concerts in 2024. 

S.A.F.E. Place

Award Amount: $24,500

Community Impact:  Grant funding, provided by the Youth Advisory Council’s Marshall Youth Fund, will allow the shelter to complete critical repairs on the boiler system and heat registers.  Having a properly functioning boiler system and heat registers will allow the shelter to keep all rooms in full operation twelve months of the year.

Youngish Professionals

Award Amount: $4,300

Community Impact:  Foundation support will sponsor a portion of the band fees for five Friday at the Fountain concerts.  These events offer an opportunity for the community to gather, celebrate local musicians, and connect with one another.  This grant is funded by the Fund for Marshall and the Kinter Family Fund.

The next deadline for submitting grant requests is July 1, 2024.  The staff at the Marshall Community Foundation welcomes the opportunity to speak with individuals regarding prospective grant applications.  For more information about the Fund for Marshall or Marshall Youth Fund – or to discuss establishing your own Field of Interest Fund – please contact the Foundation at 269-781-2273 or [email protected] .

The Marshall Community Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in Marshall, and throughout Calhoun County. The Foundation holds permanently endowed funds from a range of donors, and serves as a conduit for special projects and the distribution of grants in support of innovative programs. For more information about the Foundation, visit