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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The updated Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle donor recognition sign is up at the CFNEM headquarters! If you've made a donation to the WGC Fund in the last 12 years, your name is on here!💜 More →

Friday, October 19, 2018

Why is the Community Foundation supporting a nonprofit in Grand Rapids? THIS is why. Little Easton Ortiz, of Wolverine, was able to have his mother at his side while he gained strength at DeVos Children's Hospital after being born prematurely. A grant to the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan from our Straits Area Community Foundation provided funding to support families from Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City needing a place to stay while they tend to their family member. https://youtu.be/pyqwu-XxiZc More →

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Program Officer Kara Bauer LeMonds is armed with Tootsie Pops and putting lots of miles on her car to meet all of our Youth Advisory Councils (YAC) and get them ready for a year of grantmaking! She's heading to Grayling today for the 8th of 11 YAC orientations. Bring on the YAC Year! More →

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

This is a great blog post about the many ways teens in the Alpena area can get involved in their communities, doing incredible things. Our very own Youth Advisory Council is featured! https://www.visitalpena.com/4-different-ways-to-be-young-and-influential-in-alpena-sanctuary-of-the-great-lakes/ More →

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

We want to give heartfelt congratulations to Rob Collier, outgoing president of the Council of Michigan Foundations! This wonderful man has been, and will continue even in retirement, a champion for community foundations, youth philanthropists (hello YACers!) and philanthropy across our state. Congratulations on your retirement Rob! More →

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

How lucky we are to have Northern Michigan's only professional theater in Alpena, and serving all of northeast Michigan through its performances and outreach programs! Thunder Bay Theatre's fund is held here at the Community Foundation. http://www.wbkb11.com/thunder-bay-theatre-has-eyes-set-on-new-lobby-entrance More →

Thursday, October 4, 2018

A really cool downtown Alpena event, minimizing the human footprint, and good chili! The Community Foundation is proud to have a little part in this event through one of our grants. Will you be attending? http://www.wbkb11.com/annual-chowder-and-chili-cook-off-to-be-a-true-zero-waste-event More →

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead Check out what's happening in our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate! More →

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Being able to come up with solutions to everyday problems is a necessary skill. A new 3D printer purchased through a grant from the Straits Area Community Foundation for Mackinaw City Public Schools is helping students has also encouraged creativity and innovation. Have fun and learn, kids! More →

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What a great group of people working to help tell the amazing stories of our great nonprofits! More →

Monday, October 1, 2018

Congratulations Lesslee Dort! Your name was drawn to win a ticket to Leadercast Women on October 12 (sponsored in part by our Women's Giving Circle)! Thanks to all who participated in our contest, and for sharing about the female in history who most inspires you! https://alpenachamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Leadercast-Women-Flyer-2018.pdf More →

Friday, September 28, 2018

There are only 2 spots left for this great workshop taking place on October 2nd in Alpena! Visit https://huronpines.org/events/#better to register today! More →

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

QUICK CONTEST! Comment here with a photo of a historical figure in women's history who inspires YOU, and you'll be entered to win a free ticket to Leadercast Women on October 12th in Alpena. (This is a $75 to $105 value!) You'll be our honored guest at this event hosted by the Alpena Area Chamber, and being sponsored in part by the Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle. Let the photos roll! The winner will be picked on Monday morning. More →

Friday, September 21, 2018

A historic moment took place here at the Foundation today! For the first time in our 44 year history, we hit over 1,000 grants in a single year. Woot woot! DeeAnn just finished processing the 1,000th grant of 2018! More →

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Over $100,000 in new Community Impact Grants and Women's Giving Circle Grants were approved this month to support many local nonprofits. WOW! Every dollar of those grants are made possible by our generous donors who care so much about northeast Michigan. Thank you! http://www.cfnem.org/resources/news/community-foundation-for-northeast-michigan-announces-over-100000-in-new-grants.html More →

Monday, September 17, 2018

Organizations interested in applying to be part of Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan for 2018 have one week left to get applications submitted! Applications are due September 24th and can be found here: http://www.cfnem.org/give/giving-tuesday/ More →

Monday, September 17, 2018

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Check out the Community Foundation's latest e-newsletter for information about upcoming events, Giving Tuesday and affiliate news! https://conta.cc/2COX5H8 More →

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Look at these smiling faces! It’s as though you can see the expanding of minds taking place as these students soak up the sights and culture! A $2,000 NE MI Youth Advisory Council grant helped pay for meals and transportation costs for a group of Hillman High School students to travel to Ireland and Scotland this summer. What an incredible opportunity! More →

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

One of the best signs that someone supports an organization 100% is if they care enough to give in many different ways. It couldn’t be more evident than in our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) from Alpena. This group of students from Alpena High School and Thunder Bay Junior High started a campaign earlier this year to build the Kellogg Youth Fund at the Community Foundation. Called “$18 for 2018”, YAC members pledged to talk to 18 people each, suggesting an $18 donation to the Kellogg Youth Fund, which supports their annual grantmaking. So far, they have raised over $200 for the endowment fund, and inspired several other donations as well. We are so very proud of these kids! 2018 isn’t over yet! If you would like to support the Kellogg Youth Fund, and thus, our YACs donate here: http://www.cfnem.org/funds/give.html?fund=605 Some of the YAC members are pictured here doing their spring service project to spruce up the grounds around Thunder Bay Junior High. More →

Monday, September 10, 2018

Do you know of a program benefitting youth in our communities that could use some funding? The Fall 2018 Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) Grant application deadline is October 15! Nonprofit organizations serving youth in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties are encourage to apply at http://www.cfnem.org/grants/youth-advisory-council-grants.html. While any program benefitting youth is eligible, our NEMYAC is particularly interested in applications that address stress issues, mental health and depression, self-esteem issues, and teen substance abuse. More →

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Oct 19

Why is the Community Foundation supporting a nonprofit in Grand Rapids? THIS is why. Little Easton Ortiz, of Wolver… https://t.co/PFPZtLAFxA

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Oct 16

This is a great blog post about the many ways teens in the Alpena area can get involved in their communities, doing… https://t.co/ICVXSCpqyX

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Oct 10

We want to give heartfelt congratulations to Rob Collier, outgoing president of the Council of Michigan Foundations… https://t.co/mKILcPUvSz

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Oct 10

How lucky we are to have Northern Michigan's only professional theater in Alpena, and serving all of northeast Mich… https://t.co/juZe4JMLYL

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Oct 6

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Oct 4

A really cool downtown Alpena event, minimizing the human footprint, and good chili! The Community Foundation is pr… https://t.co/gG7qbAThLa

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Oct 3

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing… https://t.co/UyBrdVixRp

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Oct 2

Being able to come up with solutions to everyday problems is a necessary skill. A new 3D printer purchased through… https://t.co/BA6oX6a8Ju

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Oct 2

What a great group of people working to help tell the amazing stories of our great nonprofits! https://t.co/tP4Mekt03Z

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Oct 1

The Community Foundation's Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle (WGC) is proud to support this great event that… https://t.co/nO1UZdXiNb

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@CFNEM • Sep 18

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@CFNEM • Sep 17

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@CFNEM • Sep 13

Look at these smiling faces! It’s as though you can see the expanding of minds taking place as these students soak… https://t.co/avWGk87IwP

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Sep 12

One of the best signs that someone supports an organization 100% is if they care enough to give in many different w… https://t.co/quYV94kNq8

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Sep 6

A little more about our North Central Michigan Community Foundation's Community Impact Grants:… https://t.co/KstvbaSAEj

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@CFNEM • Aug 28

Our North Central Michigan affiliate just awarded over $15,000 in community grants! Human trafficking awareness, su… https://t.co/OYZbPdLyTs

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@CFNEM • Aug 21

Libraries are such valuable assets to our communities! The Presque Isle District Library’s Northeast Exposure Music… https://t.co/5g8B3vHNQc

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@CFNEM • Aug 16

Thunder Bay Theatre extended its reach into our North Central Michigan Community Foundation affiliate with the help… https://t.co/A1F18sYAAW

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@CFNEM • Aug 15

Congratulations to one of our grantees, the Alpena City Band! They finished their 100th Anniversary season last wee… https://t.co/dG55CkeAVI

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