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2016 ICCF Annual Report

A look at grants, a "thank you" to our donors, and more.

Michael Wentworth Scholarship Fund is Turning Big Dreams into Reality

A local scholarship for students pursuing an education and career in the arts is making a big difference for some Iosco County artists.

Committed to Community: Nancy & Tom Huck

Building strong, vibrant and sustainable communities through the power of everones's giving. 

Philanthropist of the Year 2016

ICCF named Tawas City resident Brad Saegesser as the 2016 Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year.

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Women's Giving Circle

Monday, July 24, 2017

Another project completed with support from a Community Foundation grant. The new signage at the Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse is beautiful! More →

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The impact women can make through charitable giving, whether individually or collectively, is incredible. Did you know that women participate in 89% of a household's philanthropic decision-making - either together with their spouse or partner, or as the sole decision-maker? That's according to a 2016 study by the U.S. Trust. Women also see charitable giving as the most effective way they can make the greatest impact on the issues they care about most, followed closely by volunteerism. (The Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle is a great example of the impact of women giving together. This year, more than $20,000 will be awarded in new grants from the WGC Fund at the Community Foundation!) And with the Transfer of Wealth currently taking place in the United States, women will make the majority of decisions regarding financial planning, inheritances for their heirs and legacy gifts. http://www.cfnem.org/professional-advisors/5-for-the-future.html More →

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Have you seen any of the great concerts at the Rogers City Theater? A Community Impact grant to the Presque Isle District Library provided funds to bring the concerts (and a new recreational activity) to downtown Rogers City for evening entertainment. More →

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Look at these smiles! This bright, talented and motivated group of students from Ogemaw Heights High School were presented with scholarships in June from the Educational Support Partnership (ESP), which holds its scholarship funds through our affiliate foundation, the North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF). Congratulations and good luck! More →

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sharing some great photos from our June Scholarship Recognition Celebration! Do you recognize any of these students? Feel free to tag them in the comments of this post so they can share with their friends and families! More →

Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 marks the 25th birthday for Youth Advisory Councils in Michigan! Did you know that in northeast Michigan alone, our Youth Advisory Councils (or YACs) have awarded more than $1.85 million in grants to youth-related projects and programs in our communities? WOW! Youth philanthropy is a powerful and positive force in our region, our state, and worldwide. Please like and share to give our local youth grantmakers a virtual high five! https://www.michiganfoundations.org/news/june-19-2017#yacs More →

Thursday, July 6, 2017

"There is only one northeast Michigan in the world." - Project NATIVE Do you know your invasive plants from the native plants? A new program called Project NATIVE (Northeast Alliance Targeting Invasive Exotics) through Huron Pines aims to promote the planting of native plants in our region, educate about invasive species, and bring together local organizations to promote how native plants can benefit wildlife and water quality. A $2,000 Community Impact through our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate provided funding for this project, which created partnerships with the Pine River-Van Etten Lake Watershed Coalition, AuSable Valley Audubon, Crossroads Industries Inc and Tawas Point State Park. More →

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

This year over 40 young girls were able to participate in the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan program in Ogemaw County, helping the local troops to serve their communities. A $1,000 grant from our affiliate foundation, the North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) provided funding to help increase scouting activities in Ogemaw County. More →

Friday, June 30, 2017

We hope you have fun on the Fireworks Cruise Matt Waligora! And thanks for participating in last week's Red, White & Cruise event! More →

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Attention local nonprofits! If you are planning to submit a grant application for the Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle grant - good news! The grant deadline has been extended to July 5th. And don't forget...Community Impact grants are due July 17. http://www.cfnem.org/grants/ More →

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Here's to hoping everyone has a GREAT time at this year's Thunder Bay Maritime Festival! There is so much to do...check it out at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary! More →

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thank you to the Alpena Child Abuse and Neglect Team for providing car seats for low-income families in northeast Michigan! We must keep our precious children safe! The Community Foundation is proud to have given a $1,000 Community Impact Grant to support this project. More →

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Have you seen these awesome Alpenopoly games yet from the Alpena Area Chamber? You can get them right from the Chamber offices! You'll see a lot of your Community Foundation in the game...how fun! More →

Monday, June 26, 2017

It is such a great day when the recipients of the Community Foundation's scholarships have the opportunity to meet with some of the people responsible for making nearly $200,000 in new awards available for our local students. We were honored to have Josh Kroll as our guest speaker that day, and sincerely want to thank all of the donors who make these scholarships possible! http://www.wbkb11.com/cfnem-awards-200000-in-new-scholarships More →

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Congratulations Matt Waligora! And thank you for your donation to the Community Endowment Fund! We truly hope you enjoy the cruise!! More →

Thursday, June 22, 2017

This year the Community Foundation is awarding nearly $400,000 in scholarships to northeast Michigan students. Best of luck to our 2017 recipients, and a HUGE thank you to the donors who make these awards possible! If someone close to you is in this photo, please feel free to share and tag them! http://www.cfnem.org/scholarships/2017-scholarship-awards.html More →

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The winner will be announced tomorrow! Visit http://www.cfnem.org/funds/give.html?fund=600 to make a gift that is for good, for ever! More →

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Today is the final day of our "Red, White & Cruise" special giving event! A gift made today will make an impact on your community forever, AND you just might win some tickets for the 4th of July Fireworks Cruise! To make your gift to the Community Endowment Fund, visit http://www.cfnem.org/funds/give.html?fund=600 More →

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Red, White and Cruise" is TODAY and TOMORROW only! Visit http://www.cfnem.org/funds/give.html?fund=600 to make your gift ($25 minimum) and be entered into the drawing to win! More →

Monday, June 19, 2017

Small grants have the potential to make a big impact, and a $275 Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) grant is a great example of that. This grant to Hillman Community Schools helped to purchase fitness equipment for the K-5th grade physical education classes at the elementary school. Project coordinator Kathleen Kangas said the greatest outcome of the project is watching the students improve their physical fitness levels while having fun, and she hopes the students will continue exercising at home with their families. More →

Monday, June 19, 2017

"Red, White and Cruise", a special 48-hour giving event, kicks off at 12 a.m. tomorrow, June 20 and ends at midnight on June 21st! Giving back to our communities is always a great thing - this just adds some fun! More →

Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 20 & 21 - A gift online to the Community Foundation's Community Endowment Fund (where our Community Impact grants come from) will enter you into a drawing to win 2 tickets aboard the Lady Michigan 4th of July Fireworks Cruise! http://www.cfnem.org/resources/news/community-foundation-announces-red-white-and-cruise-giving-event-june-20-21.html More →

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Does your service club need a presentation for their meeting? Do you know of a group that could benefit from learning about the Community Foundation? We love to share our story and those of our donors and grantees! More →

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@CFNEM • Jul 24

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