2022 Community Wish Lists
As part of philanthropy leadership, the Community Foundation for Mason County is in its fifth year of inviting area non-profits to share which near-term projects and purchases need financial support from the community. In 2021, over $26,000 in wishes were granted, and we are truly thankful for the enthusiastic and generous response from our community.
Last year, the Ludington Area Senior Center had two wishes fulfilled. The first was for weights and exercise bands for exercise classes held at the Senior Center. The other wish fulfilled allowed baskets of food and paper products to be provided to seniors in our community through the Home Delivered Meals program run by the Senior Center.
“The additional number of weights and bands have allowed us to increase the attendance in our exercise classes,” said Vickie Collins, director of Ludington Senior Center. “Our goal is to help improve the health of our community, and the addition of this equipment has allowed us to do that.”
This year, over 70 “wishes” were submitted by non-profit organizations, totaling over $162,000 for projects in need of funding. The wish lists can be found at
www.mason-foundation.org/community-wish-lists. The overall list is divided into projects costing less than $500, $500-$1,500 and over $1,500. These wish list ideas span the county geographically and across interest areas – from education, recreation, environment, arts, community development, health and human services, and more.
“This is a great opportunity to make a real difference for the many organizations doing good work in our community who are operating on tight budgets,” shared Andrea Large, Community Foundation executive director.
The Community Foundation encourages the greater community to check out the posted wish lists and then contact the non-profit organization directly to support a wish. If you or your organization decide to grant a wish, please contact the Community Foundation for Mason County so it can be marked as funded.