Programs and Initiatives

The United Way of Mason County Board of Directors supported the Community Investment Council’s recommendation to award funding to 15 local health and human services programs.


Funded programs are required to submit a Request for Proposal, which are reviewed by the members of the Community Investment Council.  “The Community Investment Council had a difficult job this year in determining the best use of available funds.  While we increased funding by 4% over last year, requests increased by 26%,” stated Jim Wincek, Community Investment Council Chair.

Below are a list of programs that were awarded dollars for the 2017/2018 funding cycle:


Individuals and Families becoming Financially Stable and Living a Healthy Lifestyle


Blindness Rehabilitation
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired


Disaster Services
American Red Cross


Emergency Assistance
The Salvation Army


Lakeshore Food Club


Mason County Senior Meals Program
Mason County Central Schools


Medical Transportation
Scottville Area Senior Center


Neighborhood Revitalization
Habitat for Humanity


Outreach Assistance
Ludington Area Senior Center


The Women of Jericho House
J & J Mission


Women’s Shelter




Discovery Kids
Oaktree Academy


Earn While You Learn
West Shore Pregnancy and Family Support


Healthy Families America/Young Parent Program
Catholic Charities West Michigan


O.J. DeJonge Co-Curricular Programs
Ludington Area Schools


Youth Outreach Program
Staircase Youth Services


In addition, United Way of Mason County is providing leadership and funding to help support the following collaborative initiatives:

  • 2-1-1 Information and Referral

  • Lakeshore Employer Resource Network of Mason County (L.E.R.N.)

  • Mason County Family Link

  • Volunteer West Michigan


© United Way of Mason County 2019

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