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Joy of Giving: Nancy & Nate Stempky

"You don't realize how happy doing selfless things for others can make you feel until you get involved. It warms your heart." Nate Stempky,Youth Trustee & Advisory Council Member.

Passion for Philanthropy: Nancy & Tom Huck

Setting up a foundation to award nursing scholarships in honor of Nancy's mother, Helen Laidlaw Beauchamp, inspired them to help set up the Iosco County Community Foundation.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Looking for something fun to do tonight? How about the summer's last Music in Mackinaw performance of the season in Mackinaw City? These concerts are supported in part by funding from our Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate. http://www.petoskeynews.com/entertainment/drive-south-and-the-true-falsettos-to-close-music-in/article_0785c02a-8544-5e68-af73-afd413d78b1e.html More →

Friday, August 26, 2016

Football players need their conditioning, right? Thanks to grant funding from CFNEM's Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (YAC), the Alcona Tigers football team has a room full of new and updated training equipment in the high school's weight room to help them prepare and stay conditioned throughout their season. Oh, and all the gym classes get to use this new equipment too! Good luck to Alcona and all of our local football teams playing their first games of the season tonight! More →

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Michael Wentworth Scholarship Fund through CFNEM's Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate is making a huge difference in the lives of some local artists, helping to turn big dreams into realities. Keep an eye on these rising stars! http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/local-scholarship-is-turning-big-dreams-into-reality.html More →

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thumbs up to the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative! More →

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Check out these great photos from the 2016 Sprinkler Lake Day Camp! Kids from Alcona, Alpena and Iosco Counties got to take part in this cool program learning about animals, insects, birds, canoeing and enjoying the great outdoors. $8,525 in grants from CFNEM and the Iosco County Community Foundation supported the program through the Eastern National Forest Interpretive Association. What an experience! More →

Monday, August 8, 2016

As the Besser Museum For Northeast Michigan continues with its 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign, this article caught our eye. Gifts like that of the Hearst Foundation can be transformative for local museums and communities. The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is a proud partner with the Besser Museum and appreciates those individuals and institutions who are stepping forward to ensure this regional gem continues to shine well into the future! If you have yet to make a contribution to the Besser Museum and would like to, you can do so online at the Community Foundation's secure website: http://www.cfnem.org/funds/give.html?fund=834 More →

Monday, August 1, 2016

Thanks WBKB 11 for the recent news that CFNEM has been successfully re-accredited with "rigorous philanthropic standards." http://www.wbkb11.com/news/local/10061-cfnem-receives-accreditation-from-nation-s-highest-standard-for-philanthropic-excellence More →

Monday, July 25, 2016

After a ton of hard work and tenaciousness on the part of Executive Director Barb Frantz, CFNEM learned today that it has been re-accredited by the Community Foundations National Standards Board. The Board is affiliated with the Council on Foundations and responsible for the quality, value and integrity of compliance with National Standards. "This is crucially important to our donors," says Frantz. "When people make a charitable bequest or establish a fund, they are putting their trust in us. They are counting on us to manage their investment wisely and honor their charitable wishes. This verifies that our house is in order." More →

Monday, July 25, 2016

Check out today's Alpena News article on the Community Foundation being awarded a Michigan Humanities Council Heritage Grant for the Lake Huron Discovery Tour project, "Exploring Our Native American Heritage. More →

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is just SIX "Likes" away from reaching 1,000! Won't you help us reach that next milestone? More →

Thursday, July 14, 2016

What are the odds of five CFNEM staff (unplanned) all showing up wearing the same color combination? It must be somebody's birthday. Happy birthday Denise! More →

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Fun times at new Duck Island bridge in Alpena, Michigan. Thanks to the River Center for providing so many wonderful outdoor learning experiences for families of all ages! More →

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Enjoying participation in HITS FM's "My Town" morning shows with Heidi Brock and Deb Michaels! Fun to hear about all the great efforts underway throughout NE Michigan and all the nonprofits that have received grants from the Community Foundation or our affiliates to improve the quality of life in our region. This picture was taken in Gaylord at the Claude Shannon statue. Did you know one of the most significant thinkers behind all the 0s and 1s in computing technology was born in Gaylord and attended University of Michigan? Learn more here: http://ethw.org/Oral-History:Claude_E._Shannon More →

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Community Foundation is very proud to be a partner with the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative and the transformative impact place-based education is having in our region. Check out the abstract for a scholarly paper that draws upon local educators and students for its findings and just published in the prestigious Peabody Journal of Education. More →

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

We are so fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in America for celebrating Fourth of July weekend. Hope you get out and enjoy a community parade, fireworks, and water activities galore such as the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary's Maritime Festival! More →

Friday, June 24, 2016

Alayna Nugent, Alpena High School graduate and Youth Trustee for the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) was interviewed by Bethany Ricciardi of WBKB 11 about the recent grant awards to benefit local youth. More →

Friday, June 24, 2016

Thanks Bethany Ricciardi of WBKB 11 for this nice feature on the 2016 CFNEM Scholarship Awards! More →

Thursday, June 23, 2016

IMPORTANT! Two key grant application deadlines are coming up very quickly for nonprofits, schools and churches (non-religious programs/projects) in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties. The Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle grant applications are due next Friday, July 1 for up to $2,000 per applicant for causes that matter to area women. Community Impact Grants applications for up to $5,000 or mini-grants for up to $1,000 per applicant are due on Friday, July 15. Please help us get the word out by sharing this message! Links to the applications: http://www.cfnem.org/grants/womens-giving-circle-grants/ and http://www.cfnem.org/grants/community-impact-grants.html More →

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thank you Alpena News for including our most recent grants awarded by the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC). Twenty grants totaling $18,411 were awarded to area nonprofits and schools for projects and programs that benefit our youth. More →

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The world was shocked by musical genius Prince's death and the fact that he did not have a will so his estate could be settled in a way that included the causes and people for which he cared most deeply. To learn about important questions and steps you and your family members need to consider with regard to wills, check out this recent WBKB 11 INSIGHT program featuring CFNEM exec. director Barb Frantz, local philanthropist Carl Woloszyk, and lawyer Lora Green with WBKB host Bethany Ricciardi: https://youtu.be/q0GV5Ai-gmU More →

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Check out WBKB 11 Insights to learn about the Community Foundation's Scholarship program. Special guests Chuck Wiesen of the Wiesen Family Scholarship and 2016 Wiesen Family Scholarship recipient Hailey Nichol join CFNEM's Katie Wolf and WBKB 11 host Bethany Ricciardi. https://youtu.be/3Ds6XPGMolc More →

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Join us in congratulating CFNEM's 2016 Scholarship recipients! Nearly $400,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year through CFNEM as a result of local, generous donors who want to help our community and students succeed! More →

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Aug 27

Looking for something fun to do tonight? How about the summer's last Music in Mackinaw performance of the season... https://t.co/ZLJ0OEefDy

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Aug 26

Football players need their conditioning, right? Thanks to grant funding from CFNEM's Northeast Michigan Youth... https://t.co/BKltGNLAUS

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Aug 26

The Michael Wentworth Scholarship Fund through CFNEM's Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate is making a... https://t.co/vUbp1ngA9u

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Aug 25

Thumbs up to the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative! https://t.co/erlQ42Ngch

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Aug 18

Check out these great photos from the 2016 Sprinkler Lake Day Camp! Kids from Alcona, Alpena and Iosco Counties... https://t.co/CzWDtgZ3mF

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Aug 8

As the Besser Museum For Northeast Michigan continues with its 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign, this article... https://t.co/PXxZRCtgFa

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Aug 1

Thanks WBKB 11 for the recent news that CFNEM has been successfully re-accredited with "rigorous philanthropic... https://t.co/P0jE57vemJ

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jul 25

Check out today's Alpena News article on the Community Foundation being awarded a Michigan Humanities Council... https://t.co/2xMcha8yuY

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jul 14

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is just SIX "Likes" away from reaching 1,000! Won't you help us... https://t.co/uojsSLrOVp

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jul 14

What are the odds of five CFNEM staff (unplanned) all showing up wearing the same color combination? It must be... https://t.co/vJoVhskGa6

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jul 13

Enjoying participation in HITS FM's "My Town" morning shows with Heidi Brock and Deb Michaels! Fun to hear about... https://t.co/i6c74ILf8T

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jul 1

The Community Foundation is very proud to be a partner with the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship... https://t.co/DVzj5AkFRR

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 30

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 24

Alayna Nugent, Alpena High School graduate and Youth Trustee for the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council... https://t.co/qg9ek5Yomp

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 24

Thanks Bethany Ricciardi of WBKB 11 for this nice feature on the 2016 CFNEM Scholarship Awards! https://t.co/GZ0x2Jia2k

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 23

IMPORTANT! Two key grant application deadlines are coming up very quickly for nonprofits, schools and churches... https://t.co/fkZhahY3WK

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 23

Thank you Alpena News for including our most recent grants awarded by the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory... https://t.co/vHpcJR57hm

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 21

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 21

The world was shocked by musical genius Prince's death and the fact that he did not have a will so his estate... https://t.co/yQJHw9QaDV

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 21

Check out WBKB 11 Insights to learn about the Community Foundation's Scholarship program.... https://t.co/fLMMzsKnLB

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