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Civic Minded Community Leader: Bob Carpenter

Fortunate to grow up in a neighborhood where people took care of each other, his sense of caring and doing for others has stayed with him throughout his life. 

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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.

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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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Happy New Year!

Great time to apply for a Community Impact Grant, Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Grant or Tobacco Settlement Grant. Next deadline for grant applications is January 15.

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Executive Director’s Blog

Telling Our Stories Focus of New Website

By Barbara Frantz (September 04, 2015)

I have found the best way to help people understand how philanthropy works is through the stories of our donors, grantees and scholarship recipients. These inspiring stories motivate me and those with whom I share them to strive harder every day to make a difference for the people of Northeast Michigan.

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Savor Beauty of Northeast Michigan

Traveling along US 23 this time of year, the view of Lake Huron or the many inland lakes bordered with brilliantly colored wildflowers and emerald forests begs us to take some time to slow down and enjoy the beauty of Northeast Michigan.

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It's almost time to start applying for COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS through the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan!!! The online scholarship application system will be live from Feb. 10 through April 1. Scholarships are available for those who plan to graduate from high school this year, as well as adults who want to pursue training, a college degree, or a certificate. Stay tuned for more details coming soon! More →

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Don't forget to get your Community Impact, Youth Advisory Council and/or Tobacco Settlement Grant applications submitted before January 15, 2016! Also note that the amount you can request for Community Impact Grants has been increased to $5,000 and the Mini-Grant maximum has been increased to $1,000. For more details, see the news release below or visit www.cfnem.org. More →

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Thank you Michigan Health Endowment Fund for awarding northeast Michigan nearly $200,000 for its new Prescription for Health program. This program will serve residents living in a nine county area, helping them to align medical advice with healthier food choices. Along with educational opportunities for selecting, preparing and storing fresh produce, participants also will receive monthly coupons to offset the cost for purchasing fresh produce from locally owned grocers and farmer's markets. Check out today's Alpena News article More →

Monday, December 21, 2015

Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council members worked as bell ringers yesterday outside of Walmart to help raise much needed funds for Salvation Army! More →

Friday, December 18, 2015

BREAKING NEWS The Senate just voted to pass the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act making the IRA Charitable Rollover permanent law. The bill, which passed the House yesterday, also makes permanent the enhanced deductions for conservation easement and food inventory contributions. The President is expected to sign the bill into law soon. Learn more at: http://www.cfnem.org/resources/news/us-senate-passes-permanent-ira-charitable-rollover.html For donors to take advantage of the IRA Charitable Rollover this year, the President must still sign this bill into law. More →

Friday, December 18, 2015

Excited to announce that the Community Foundation was awarded nearly $200,000 in partnership with Alcona Health Center, Thunder Bay Community Health Center and District Health Departments 2, 4 and 10 to launch a new program, "Prescription for Health." The program will help bridge the gap between medical advice and financial accessibility to fresh produce. Learn more at: http://www.cfnem.org/resources/news/cfnem-awarded-michigan-health-endowment-fund-grant.html More →

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Did you hear that Community Impact Grants are increasing to $5,000 and Mini Grants are increasing to $1,000? Due dates for submitting grant applications are also changing so stay tuned for more details! More →

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Community Foundation wishes you and your loved ones a joyful holiday season! Let it snow so we can play! More →

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Check out the Community Foundation's new digital sign! Look for important dates and events coming up in the New Year...maybe with some fun graphics?!? More →

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

"If you are planning to make a contribution to a charity, you should consider donating appreciated securities from your investment portfolio. Your tax benefits from the donation can be increased and the charity will be just as happy to receive the stock." From The Alpena News article: "A win-win opportunity" by Bernie Lamp, CPA, Straley, Lamp & Kraenzlein, PC. More →

Monday, December 7, 2015

Nice infographic on Michigan Community Foundations and the impact they are making in Michigan! More →

Friday, December 4, 2015

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who supported our first coordinated #GivingTuesdayNEMI campaign! A grand total of $30,345 was raised from 197 donations over a 24-hour period. We are very grateful for this success and the opportunity to learn so much in our first year! So mark your calendars now for our next #GivingTuesdayNEMI on November 29, 2016! More →

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Congratulations NE Michigan! You just helped raise over $25,000 for area nonprofits on Giving Tuesday! So grateful to the many generous donors who made this possible!!! More →

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thank you WBKB for being a great community partner in helping to publicize Giving Tuesday! https://youtu.be/9BIsu2KUPA8 More →

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Just less than six hours to go! Dare we shoot for reaching $25,000 on behalf of our hard-working nonprofits in northeast Michigan? If you haven't had a chance to make a gift in celebration of this worldwide day of giving, or haven't shared a #GivngTuesdayNEMI message with your friends to encourage them to participate, please consider doing so now. Giving is easy, just go to www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday. More →

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Just over nine more hours left to make a gift on Giving Tuesday! Thank you to the generous donors who have helped us reach the $18,000 mark for #GivingTuesdayNEMI! It's easy and fun, just go to www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday More →

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

We are thrilled that 39 nonprofits registered to be a part of #GivingTuesdayNEMI in our first year of bringing the worldwide movement to northeast Michigan. You can donate online to your favorite nonprofits by visiting www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday. More →

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Looking for more information about #GivingTuesdayNEMI? Check out The Alpena News article. Remember, when the clock strikes 12 a.m., you have 24 hours to make a donation to a deserving local nonprofit on Giving Tuesday tomorrow. It's easy and fun to give at www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday More →

Monday, November 30, 2015

Check out this great feature on #GivingTuesdayNEMI: http://www.wbkb11.com/news/local/8596-cfnemi-brings-giving-tuesday-to-our-area More →

Monday, November 30, 2015

Thank you WBKB and Lynzi DeLuccia for featuring #GivingTuesdayNEMI on Insights this Sunday! Great overview of why giving back to local nonprofits is so important to the quality of life in northeast Michigan!https://youtu.be/uNoAsCSRRtw More →

Monday, November 30, 2015

It's countdown time for #GivingTuesdayNEMI! Let's make the spirit of giving go viral throughout northeast Michigan and make this the best year ever for our local nonprofits. To give, just visit www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday. More →

Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanks to the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce for helping get the word out to our business community about #GivingTuesdayNEMI! More →

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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@CFNEM • Dec 17

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