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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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Telling Our Stories Focus of New Website

By Barbara Frantz (September 15, 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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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 →

Tuesday, June 28, 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 →

Friday, June 24, 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 →

Thursday, June 23, 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 →

Tuesday, June 21, 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 16, 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 →

Thursday, June 2, 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 →

Monday, May 23, 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 →

Wednesday, May 18, 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 →

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Community Foundation is proud to work with the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative providing opportunities for teachers and students to experience place-based education while learning how to be good stewards of our forests, lakes, rivers and streams, and the creatures they support. Check out today's article in The Alpena News about Rogers City Middle School 7th graders helping the Michigan Natural Features Inventory map and monitor vernal ponds at the Herman Vogler Conservation Area. More →

Thursday, April 21, 2016

New NASA image of the Great Lakes shows "there was not a lot of ice cover on the Great Lakes this winter and evidence of significant turbidity and possible early algal growth in the lakes." Check out the full image here: https://lance.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/imagery/single.cgi?image=crefl2_143.A2016106182000-2016106182500.250m.jpg More →

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan learned of the loss of a dear friend and supporter this weekend, Janet Pfeiffenberger. She and her beloved husband, Lucas, were very forward thinking in their generosity to the community of Alpena. (Lucas was a former trustee and executive director of the Community Foundation.) Together they established scholarships and endowments to ensure their charitable support for the community would last forever. More →

Monday, March 21, 2016

Very proud of the Alpena Wildcats FIRST Robotics Teams 5505 and 5230 for how well they performed this weekend in the FIRST STRONGHOLD challenge at the Escanaba District competition. The amount of after-school hours and hard work these students dedicate to this competition is amazing! Team 5505 won the Entrepreneurship Award and Team 5230 won the Industrial Safety Award! More →

Monday, March 21, 2016

Shout out to those interested in college scholarships--the deadline for submitting an online application is quickly approaching! Applications must be completed and submitted no later than April 1 to qualify for scholarship awards in 2016! More →

Friday, March 18, 2016

Wishing our Wildcat Robotics teams a big victory in Escanaba. Follow them online here: https://www.twitch.tv/firstinmichigan2 Here are the times for today's Qualification matches: V2 Team 5505: Q14 - 12:37 am; Q17 - 2:01 pm; Q26 - 3:07 pm; Q34 - 4:09 pm; Q38 - 4:37 pm; Q43 5:15 pm; and Q50 - 6:07 pm. The Resistance Team 5230: Q9 - 11:59 am; Q17 2:01 pm; Q 2:01 pm; Q30 3:38 pm; Q38 - 4:37 pm: Q45 - 5:39 pm; Q48 - 5:53 pm. *All times listed are according to the full schedule and results at: http://frc-events.firstinspires.org/2016/MIESC/qualifications More →

Friday, March 18, 2016

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

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@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

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Mar 21

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan learned of the loss of a dear friend and supporter this weekend,... https://t.co/Jfg2FebQdH

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Mar 21

Very proud of the Alpena Wildcats FIRST Robotics Teams 5505 and 5230 for how well they performed this weekend in... https://t.co/e95gAjwD3P

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Mar 18

Shout out to those interested in college scholarships--the deadline for submitting an online application is... https://t.co/vENF6O8XIX

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Mar 18

Wishing our Wildcat Robotics teams a big victory in Escanaba. Follow them online here:... https://t.co/aNoi83BAQW

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Mar 17

May there always be work for your hands to do, May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine... https://t.co/XVrzw8RmXj

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Mar 11

Community Foundation Executive Director Barb Frantz had the honor of presenting a check for $1,500 on behalf of... https://t.co/DcbILoX2Jm

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