Committment to Gratiot County
The Gratiot County Community Foundation, incorporated in 1992, is a vehicle for receiving charitable gifts that will remain forever in Gratiot County.
As a non-profit corporation, we are classified as a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code, making donors eligible for federal tax deductions.
Gifts to the Foundation may be in cash, real estate, securities, life insurance policies, and/or personal property and may be made during one's lifetime or through will and trusts.
Chelsea Holmes Matz
Chelsea Holmes Matz joined the Gratiot County Community Foundation as Executive Director in 2021. She is looking forward to continuing to build the Foundation's reputation of quality governance and community engagement.
Patti Paradise joined the Gratiot County Community Foundation as the Administrative Assistant in 2005 and is now the Financial Clerk.
Ashtyn Maniez joined the Gratiot County Community Foundation in 2019 as the Administrative Assistant, and in 2020 began working as the Program Officer.
Board of Directors
Tim Lambrecht, Budget Challenge Director of Education
Ali Barnes, Yeo & Yeo
Jim Wheeler, Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.
Laura M. Bever, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Gratiot County
Chelsea Holmes Matz
Ashley Community Schools
Gratiot County Commission On Aging
DLP Financial Partners
Chief Rich Ramereiz
St. Louis Police Department
Els De Saegher
De Saegher Dairy
Retired-Ithaca Public Schools
Dr. Mike Stack
Family Medical Care-Ithaca
Michigan Health & Hospital Association
Dr. Sara Wassenaar
Alma Heritage Dentistry
Rev. Dr. Andrew Pomerville
Retired- Alma Public Schools
The Gratiot County Community Foundation is excited about the growth within our organization since its establishment in 1992. Our board and staff are committed to maintaining the support we provide in the community and we believe the strategic planning process will allow us to make the changes necessary to do so.