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Artworks: Big Rapids Area Arts and Humanities
Address: 106 N. Michigan Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-796-2420
Description: Artworks is a 501c3 non profit organization that offers programing to bring the arts to life in the area surrounding and including Mecosta County. Artworks is also an art center that houses an Art Gallery, Gift Shop, Dance Studio, Pottery Studio and space for other educational and enriching activities year round.

AYUSA - Academic Year United States of America A non-profit high school exchange program servicing Big Rapids

Big Rapids Men's Softball Assocation

American Cancer Society
Address: 8155 Liberty Lane
Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: 1-800-222-3272
Description: Community based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating
cancer through research, education, and advocacy.

Mesothelioma Cancer Center
Phone: 1-800-272-3786
Description: The Mesothelioma Cancer Center has the most comprehensive information on asbestos exposure & mesothelioma and is THE web authority on mesothelioma treatment and pleural mesothelioma

Big Rapids Area Powered Parachute Club (BRAPPC)
Address: 13868 Ruby Lane
Big Rapids Mi 49307
Description: The BRAPPC is dedicated to:
1) Safe operation of a Powered Parachute.
2) Education and Training of its members.
3) Promoting the sport of Powered Parachuting.

Big Rapids Historic Preservation Commission.
Address: The Old Jail
220 South Stewart Avenue

Big Rapids Jaycees
Address: P.O. Box 126
Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Description: This organization provides young people the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through local community service and organizational involvement.

Big Rapids Lions Club
Address: P.O. Box 807
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231)972-5737
Description: “We Serve” through programs that support the youth of our community, programs that assist the visually impaired, diabetes needs, hearing needs, and other community organizations that assist with meeting the needs of others.

Boy Scouts of America, Big Rapids Troop 14
Address: 120 S State Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Description: I AM A BOY SCOUT - I am 88% less likely to drop out of high school. I am twice as likely to be a supervisor and leader. I am four times more likely to be an FBI agent. I am three times more likely to be an astronaut. I am twice as likely to graduate as an officer from one of our four military academies. Serving boys age 11 to 18 teaching self reliance, leadership, ethics, and teamwork. And having a great time while we are doing it.

Eagle Village, Inc.
Address: 4507-170th Avenue
Hersey, MI 49639
Description: Eagle Village is a dynamic organization providing quality experientially based personal growth, prevention, and treatment services to children, families, and organizations.

Ferris Faculty Association, Inc.
Address: 1215-B Maple Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Ferris State University Clerical Technical Association MEA
Address: 10857-210th Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231)796-6453

Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2535
Address: 18361- 16 Mile Road
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231)796-6453
Description: People helping people. Proud record of charitable accomplishments. Friday night buffet, open to the public. Catering/banquet/party facilities available.

GFWC Big Rapids
Address: P.O. Box 1485
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231)580-3636
Description: “Working for a Better Community” through projects and activities that provide a unified approach toward education, cultural and civic improvement.

Good Neighbors Association
Address: 430 South Stewart Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231)592-0859
Description: Provide organized effort to address neighborhood problems. Concerns are brought to attention of officials and others to get action and change.

Home Builders Association of Mecosta County
Address: P.O. Box 1062
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-832-9017
Fax: 231-305-6000
Description: Organization of builders and associate members. Membership rosters available.

Kiwanis Club of Big Rapids
Address: PO Box 235
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Description: Service organization focused on children. "We build" meetings Wednesdays 6 p.m. at Schuberg's Bar/Louy's Bistro, 109 North Michigan.


Mecosta County Community Foundation
PO Box 1012 C
Big Rapids, MI  49307
The Foundation uses the earnings form your charitable gifts in its endowed funds to meet the needs of Mecosta County residents.

Mecosta County Habitat for Humanity
Box 369
Mecosta, MI 49332
Funded by donations of money and materials, staffed by volunteers. Builds simple, decent, affordable houses sold to families in need.

Mecosta Osceola Human Resource Association
Address: PO Box 10
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231)592-4309
Description: A volunteer network of human resource professionals working to disseminate information about employment law and providing a forum for discussion.

Mecosta-Osceola United Way
315 Ives
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231)592-4144, Fax (231)592-1138
Two county non-profit volunteer organization taking pro-active role in meeting human service needs through fundraising, planning, problem solving and quality leadership.

Mecosta Soil and Water Conservation District
Address: 18260 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Description: Assisting Mecosta County landowners with natural resource concerns, forestry and wildlife enhancement, no-till seeding, soils and education information.

Michigan Education Association
Address: 1215B Maple Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231)796-3521
Description: A non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of public education and advocacy for public school and university employees.

Mid Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc.
14330 Northland Drive, Big Rapids 49307
Phone - 231-660-0271
Eastwood Early Childhood Center
410 North 3rd Street, Big Rapids MI 49307
Phone - 231-592-0490
Mid Michigan Community Action empowers individuals and families, strengthens communities and combats poverty by providing services, guidance, expertise and leadership." Outreach office – Provides food, water & sewer assistance; homeless support; supportive service for Veteran Families, Weatherization, Home Empowerment and Employment Support.

Early Head Start is a free program offered to pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and their families. The program includes one-on-one weekly home visits, parent and child playgroups, support for pregnant women, developmental screenings, personalized preparation for childbirth, doula services, lactation counseling, parent-infant massage instruction, Happiest Baby TM educator, baby wearing instructions, and parent education and involvement.

New Journey Clubhouse
Address: 405 B South Third Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231)592-4654
Description: Clubhouse is a community that offers people living with the effects of mental illness hope and opportunity to achieve their full potential. A program of Community Health, clubhouse members work together to achieve personal and collective goals.

Old Settlers Reunion
Description: A website dedicated to the Original Black Settlers of Mecosta, Montcalm and Isabella Counties from the early 1800s

Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Address: 14485 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231)796-4848
Description: Non-profit corporations with 25 years of volunteer service.  Retired Seniors volunteering provide services to Mecosta, Osceola, and Lake Counties; friendly visitors, respite, grocery shop, literacy/schools, service.

Rotary Club of Big Rapids
Address: PO Box 521
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Description: Service Above Self.

Senior Guidance
Description: Our website discusses all services available for seniors living in Michigan, outlines helpful state programs for seniors and allows to find assisted living facilities in every city, town and village in Michigan.

Stage M
Address: PO Box 1236
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231)592-8499

WISE (Women's Information Service, Inc)
Address: PO Box 1249
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (800)374-9473
Description: The domestic and sexual violence support services agency for men, women and children in Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo Counties. Women's and Children shelter available..

Wheatland Music Organization
Address: 7251 50th Avenue
Remus, MI 49340
Phone: (989)967-8879
Description: Non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of traditional music, arts and crafts. Annual traditional music and art festival.