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Monday, May 21, 2018

Do you know of projects or programs benefiting the residents of Crawford, Ogemaw and/or Oscoda Counties? Applications for Community Impact grants in our North Central Michigan Community Foundation affiliate are due June 30, and can be found at http://www.cfnem.org/ncmcf/grants/community-impact-grants.html. And psst…there is a significant amount of funding available for community-wide health initiatives. Please help us spread the word! More →

Friday, May 18, 2018

Congrats again Lisa! We love that you love the prize you won. Happy gardening! More →

Thursday, May 17, 2018

We often talk about our “affiliate foundations”. While the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan serves a total of nine counties, five of those are through our affiliate foundations: the Iosco County Community Foundation, the North Central Michigan Community Foundation, and the Straits Area Community Foundation. We serve as the administrative arm for these affiliates, and local leaders in those areas serve as ambassadors, grantmakers, and advocates for their community foundation. And these affiliate foundations represent over $12 million in assets! More →

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Congratulations Lisa VanHorn!! Your name was drawn to win the cool gardening tool giveaway, and we LOVED your quote! We'll be seeing you soon to hand over the prize. And thank you to all who participated in our contest! Our whole staff wants to go plant flowers now. 😉 🌷🌼🌺🌻🌸🏵️ More →

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Gardening season is officially here, and we’re celebrating with a contest! There are so many great quotes about gardening. Comment below with your favorite, and your name will be entered into a drawing to win this cool gardening kit! (As a little bonus, if your quote somehow connects gardening and philanthropy, you’ll get your name in the drawing twice.) You’ve got until noon tomorrow (Thursday). And GO! More →

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

If you’ve never sat in on a grant review, let us tell you, these are tough decisions to make! Our Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) recently awarded over $2,000 through four different grants, and this was one of their toughest grant cycles yet. Grants were awarded to support preschoolers in the Great Start program in Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City; educational learning tools for learning-impaired and disabled students; equipment for Wolverine High School's volleyball team, as well as an “art night” at Mackinaw City Schools. More →

Monday, May 14, 2018

May 2018 is “Leave a Legacy” month in Michigan. As a Community Foundation, we’re certainly on board with that! We help people leave a legacy through their charitable giving, both in their lifetime and for all of the lives that follow behind us. And all in the way that is most meaningful to each individual. What legacy will you create? More →

Friday, May 11, 2018

Every worthy cause needs a cheerleader, and CFNEM Program Director Julie Wiesen certainly fills that role for the Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle (WGC) at the Community Foundation. She shows her love for the WGC from head to toe - literally! From her purple-rimmed glasses to her new shoes, Julie shows her WGC pride. (Check out those sweet kicks! She designed them herself!) More →

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Congratulations Nancy Huck! More →

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

This past weekend, Tempel Beth-El held an open house to showcase the renovations that have been taking place at this historical marker. This project has been supported hugely by our local communities through funding from CFNEM, as well as Besser Foundation and many local businesses. And the result is beautiful! More →

Monday, May 7, 2018

Looking for a 5K race or a fun weekend activity? Head to Rogers City on Saturday, May 19 for the Girls on the Run Sunrise Side "Color Me Awesome" 5K! CFNEM is proud to support this program through Community Impact and Youth Advisory Council grants. Go out and show your support! More →

Friday, May 4, 2018

Did you know funding for health care programs is available throughout our nine-county service area? It is! The next round of funding is through our Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate's Straits Area Health Care Grant. Applications are due June 1st, and nonprofits can apply for up to $2,000 in funding. Learn more at http://www.cfnem.org/sacf/grants/straits-area-health-care-grant.html. More →

Thursday, May 3, 2018

2017 was an incredible year for CFNEM. Check out our 2017 Annual Report for a message from our 2017 President Lora Greene, a full list of donors, grants and financial information for the year. http://www.cfnem.org/resources/annual-reports.html More →

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Check it out at www.cfnem.org! More →

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Five northeast Michigan nonprofit leaders have been selected by the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) to attend an eight-month Leadership Learning Lab. Facilitated by NorthSky Nonprofit Network, the Leadership Learning Lab seeks to connect and empower nonprofit leaders and give them the skills to strengthen the organizations and communities they serve. Do you know any of these awesome people? http://www.cfnem.org/resources/news/northeast-michigan-non-profit-leaders-chosen-for-leadership-initiative.html More →

Friday, April 27, 2018

This is an incredible story out of our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate. It's a true example of caring for your community! More →

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

What an amazing presentation by Brian Pruitt this morning at both Fairview High School and Mio High School! Our YAC members from Oscoda County are responsible for bringing this positive message to their peers. If you're free tonight, Brian will have a presentation for parents AND students at Fairview High School at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome! More →

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

These kids just got back from the trip of a lifetime! Check out these great photos of students from Hillman High School who had the opportunity to travel to Greece this spring. Much of this was through funding from a Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council Grant. What an experience! More →

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Proud to be hosting this packed room of nonprofit board members, directors and staff, all learning the essentials for board collaboration, effectiveness in leadership, and more. "Board Basics" is happening now with Huron Pines and Otsego County Community Foundation! More →

Friday, April 13, 2018

Check out what our Iosco County Community Foundation YAC are up to! More →

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Do you know of a great project needing funding in Iosco County? There's grant money for that! Nonprofits serving Iosco County can apply for up to $3,000 through our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate's Community Improvement Grant. Applications are due May 1st, and can be found online here: http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/grants/ More →

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Oscoda County Youth Advisory Council of our North Central Michigan affiliate is tackling stress and mental health issues for their peers head-on! They will be bringing motivational speaker Brian Pruitt to Fairview and Mio High Schools, as well as community members, on April 25. Check out the "what" and "why"! http://www.cfnem.org/ncmcf/resources/news/north-central-michigan-community-foundation-yac-members-aim-to-address-youth-stress-issues-head-on.html More →

Monday, April 9, 2018

Baby care is hard work! And what better way to find that out than through experiential learning? A $1,400 NE MI Youth Advisory Council grant provided funding to purchase three Real-Care dolls for Hillman High School's Psychology of Child Development class. "I heard from a lot of students who are not in the Child Development class that they were amazed at how much work it really was to care for a baby, and were shocked by the amount of time this baby would take from their friends' lives in the short few days each student took the doll home," said Kendra Beebe. Kendra says the class is popular with students, and that using these dolls is making a big difference in many students' lives as they learn the ins and outs of caring for a child. More →

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Looking for something fun to do in northeast Michigan? Why not take in a great performance at Thunder Bay Theatre? "The Odd Couple" starts tomorrow! CFNEM is proud to have provided support for the theater! More →

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@CFNEM • May 11

Julie has some cool kicks!! Women's Giving Circle rocks! https://t.co/3JyI1MZbOU

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@CFNEM • May 10

Congratulations Nancy Huck! https://t.co/Amjbb4tLHS

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@CFNEM • May 8

This past weekend, Tempel Beth-El held an open house to showcase the renovations that have been taking place at thi… https://t.co/2fLNd6HoQI

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@CFNEM • Apr 27

This is an incredible story out of our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate. It's a true example of caring f… https://t.co/PDvqOijNMk

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Apr 25

What an amazing presentation by Brian Pruitt this morning at both Fairview High School and Mio High School! Our YAC… https://t.co/QJSIeDzs5v

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Apr 25

These kids just got back from the trip of a lifetime! Check out these great photos of students from Hillman High Sc… https://t.co/AtjBCMA2aW

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@CFNEM • Apr 13

Check out what our Iosco County Community Foundation YAC are up to! https://t.co/7HKxoWCx8P

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@CFNEM • Apr 11

Do you know of a great project needing funding in Iosco County? There's grant money for that! Nonprofits serving Io… https://t.co/bEMtrmWO8x

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@CFNEM • Apr 9

Baby care is hard work! And what better way to find that out than through experiential learning? A $1,400 NE MI You… https://t.co/D0EGcmei47

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@CFNEM • Apr 5

Looking for something fun to do in northeast Michigan? Why not take in a great performance at Thunder Bay Theatre?… https://t.co/XUmKeoDivP

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@CFNEM • Mar 30

CFNEM is pleased to announce our new officers, elected in March 2018. Christine Baumgardner is the new CFNEM Board… https://t.co/qecHUwVVLz

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@CFNEM • Mar 29

Are you a nonprofit board member? Be the best board member you can be! "Board Basics" is April 19 in Alpena, or Apr… https://t.co/UzjPUssgxi

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@CFNEM • Mar 26

We NEED our fire departments. We wouldn't want to be without them...would you? With the help of a $5,000 Community… https://t.co/cIvEpq8hKZ

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@CFNEM • Mar 22

With over 200 Girls on the Run participants in northeast Michigan this year, and more than 50 volunteer coaches, th… https://t.co/xlBQLPSNfs

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@CFNEM • Mar 16

Hats off to the great folks from Thunder Bay River Restoration who worked hard cleaning up a portion of the... https://t.co/oo0nQCTBEH

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@CFNEM • Mar 13

We love our YACs! These are our Alpena members from the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC). They... https://t.co/rwNKMjuGeG

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@CFNEM • Mar 6

Do you know of a project benefiting youth in the Straits Area? Send them our way! The March 15 Straits Area... https://t.co/f8eshd3Vq5

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@CFNEM • Feb 28

Over $20,000 in new grants are going out to youth programs in our North Central Michigan Community Foundation... https://t.co/kOReLYMlF7

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@CFNEM • Feb 27

Kudos to Laurie Klein Nugent for getting the whole senior English class at Alpena High School to start the... https://t.co/FTZRFCK50E

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@CFNEM • Feb 23

These are some cool Cats, willing to try new things and dive into some culinary skills! A Community Foundation... https://t.co/1M2hC4yVGq

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