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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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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Check out these great photos from the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) of the Iron One Foundation! A CFNEM grant provided $2,748 for classroom technology upgrades used for their skilled trades program. Students in the IAI programs are introduced to carpentry, welding, fabrication, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, shop tools and other skills. This new equipment is used nearly every day to bring the curriculum to life for students studying the many aspects of construction. More →

Monday, September 19, 2016

CFNEM Executive Director Barb Frantz just received special recognition for her 23 years of service to northeast Michigan from Council of Michigan Foundations President Rob Collier at the CMF Annual Conference. Like or share to give her a virtual high-five! More →

Thursday, September 15, 2016

$70,728! That's how much the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan Board of Trustees approved on 9/13/16 in new grants to support our communities. These grants include $53,822 in Community Impact Grants and $16,906 through the Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle (WGC). Keep an eye out for a full list of the grants to be released next week! More →

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fourth and fifth-graders from Alpena, Alcona and Posen schools got some hands-on experience with robotics during a summer camp offered by the Alpena High School FIRST Robotics Team. Two of the three all-girl teams used these pink VEX IQ robotics kits purchased with a Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle (WGC) grant through the "Breaking Through Barriers: Girls Exploring Engineering" project. They now will compete in a robotics league in October. Good luck girls! More →

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A little more on GLSI's recent award! http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/youth_stewardship_ready_to_grow_through_national_collaboration That's CFNEM Executive Director Barbara Willyard-Frantz (center) accepting the award as part of GLSI's administrative team. More →

Friday, September 9, 2016

Happy Friday! We hope you're able to spend some of your weekend enjoying all northeast Michigan has to offer. What a beautiful place we call "Home"! More →

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Community Foundation is proud to support the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) in distributing their $25,000 award to our local schools for STEM education in northeast Michigan! More →

Friday, September 2, 2016

As students across the region converge on schools next week to start the new school year, a group of newly trained teens in the Rogers City Natural Helpers program will be among their peers to help break down many of the barriers that often occur in a school setting. With support from a Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) grant, 17 teens received in-depth training and skills relating to teamwork, listening, knowing when people need help, and much more during a three-day summer retreat held through Northeast Michigan Community Partnership. This new group brings the count of trained Natural Helpers at Rogers City High School to 40. That’s about 18% of the total student body at Rogers City High School. More →

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A few pictures from the first River Center "Science in the Sanctuary" event. Participants experienced many areas of science through fishing, birding, butterflies, invasive species and more. A Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) mini-grant provided funding for promotion and advertising for the first-time event, which was attended by more than 100 people. Science in the Sanctuary will be held again in August 2017. More →

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 →

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@CFNEM • Sep 22

Check out these great photos from the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) of the Iron One Foundation! A CFNEM grant... https://t.co/YiZONUZYUU

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@CFNEM • Sep 19

CFNEM Executive Director Barb Frantz just received special recognition for her 23 years of service to northeast... https://t.co/XLbHwxXBgh

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@CFNEM • Sep 15

$70,728! That's how much the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan Board of Trustees approved on 9/13/16 in... https://t.co/EIQSbNnGLk

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@CFNEM • Sep 13

Fourth and fifth-graders from Alpena, Alcona and Posen schools got some hands-on experience with robotics during... https://t.co/6jj76ESHaC

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@CFNEM • Sep 13

A little more on GLSI's recent grant!... https://t.co/Cu9OYYfN24

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@CFNEM • Sep 6

The Community Foundation is proud to support the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) in distributing their... https://t.co/1gQDuDpdYx

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@CFNEM • Sep 2

As students across the region converge on schools next week to start the new school year, a group of newly... https://t.co/yG9XTJ1USx

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@CFNEM • Sep 1

A few pictures from the first River Center "Science in the Sanctuary" event. Participants experienced many areas... https://t.co/WB2FgnRULs

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@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

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@CFNEM • Aug 26

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

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@CFNEM • Aug 26

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

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@CFNEM • Aug 25

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

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@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

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@CFNEM • Aug 8

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

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@CFNEM • Aug 1

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

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@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

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@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

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@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

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@CFNEM • Jul 1

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

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