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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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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 →

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Excited to announce on behalf of the 2016 Lake Huron Discovery Tour and Michigan Arts & Culture Northeast (MACNE), the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan applied for and was awarded a $25,000 Michigan Humanities Council Heritage Grant, "Explore Our Native American History." The funding will be used to help the Besser Museum develop traveling exhibits drawing from the Museum's outstanding collection of Native American artifacts and cover the cost of having Native American tradition bearers and scholars complement the exhibits with presentations, demonstrations and community conversations at local libraries along US 23 Heritage Route during the 2016 Lake Huron Discovery Tour, October 7-10. Additionally, these activities will be digitally recorded and incorporated into a video production that will be permanently housed at the Besser Museum and made available through local libraries, schools and online as well. To learn more, visit: http://www.michiganhumanities.org/heritage-grants/2016-heritage-grants/ More →

Monday, May 23, 2016

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Grant applications to the Northeast Women's Giving Circle fund are due July 1st. If you have a project or program that you believe is of interest to women in northeast Michigan, you can request up to $2,000. A total of $16,000 is available from the Women's Giving Circle fund for this upcoming grant cycle. To learn more, visit http://www.cfnem.org/grants/womens-giving-circle-grants/ More →

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WOW! This is big! Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena's Youth Volunteer Program for being awards the statewide Michigan Community in Action Volunteer Agency of the Year Award! How cool is that?!?! More →

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thank you Steve Fletcher for the wonderful editorial in The Alpena News today about philanthropy in Northeast Michigan. "All told we are blessed with around $50 million of gifts to the community made by hundreds of charitable people living and dead...It's not just about kids, nor the college, nor medical care. It's about a wide spectrum of giving made possible by individuals sharing some of their life long earnings to others." More →

Monday, May 2, 2016

Fantastic time last night with over 50 dynamic S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) educators and champions with U.S. Senator Gary Peters. Northeast Michigan is fortunate to have so many outstanding teachers, natural resources and opportunities for students to have hands-on learning experiences to prepare them for the careers of today and tomorrow. It helps to be surrounded by one of the world's largest bodies of freshwater, a living laboratory and source of inspiration! More →

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

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@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

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 2

Excited to announce on behalf of the 2016 Lake Huron Discovery Tour and Michigan Arts & Culture Northeast... https://t.co/y1soYkXkFb

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • May 23

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Grant applications to the Northeast Women's Giving Circle fund are due July 1st. If you have... https://t.co/GSkOD8tnvG

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • May 18

WOW! This is big! Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena's Youth Volunteer Program for being awards... https://t.co/pICknfeThn

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • May 18

Thank you Steve Fletcher for the wonderful editorial in The Alpena News today about philanthropy in Northeast... https://t.co/aWnW5hEMkO

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • May 3

Fantastic time last night with over 50 dynamic S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)... https://t.co/U7ymE4Bmxq

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Apr 21

The Community Foundation is proud to work with the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative providing opportunities for... https://t.co/JyblaAMl1J

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@CFNEM • Apr 21

What are you doing for Earth Day tomorrow? The Community Foundation is proud to work with the Great Lakes... https://t.co/NlIp21VLUo

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