The North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) board of directors is pleased to share our 2015 Annual Report with you. This year we sent more than $131,000 in grants and scholarships back into the communities we serve. We also added five new endowment funds in 2015. You can find a list of all our charitable funds online at www.ncmcf.org.
The NCMCF Youth Advisory Councils (YAC) are made up of young people ages 12 to 21 from our three-county service area. In 2015, they awarded $14,809 in grants from the Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda County Kellogg Youth Funds, all for the benefit of youth in our communities.
Very few people can say their family’s roots go back six generations in their community, but Nancy and Bob Griffin can. On both sides of the family, their ancestors’ involvement in the West Branch area dates back to the 1800s. Today they run Griffin Beverage Company together, which first started serving northern Michigan in 1967. The company now has warehouses in West Branch, Alpena, Saginaw, St. Ignace (Mackinac County) and Marquette and distributes as far south as Lansing, north to the Upper Peninsula and stretches from the west to the east coast.
However, the success of their business has not stopped them from being deeply involved in their hometown. Nancy serves on the Ogemaw County Committee for North Central Michigan Community Foundation and cannot say enough about the generosity of the people in her hometown. “Small communities are wonderful, fantastically supportive. Our community does whatever needs to be done,” said Griffin as she listed off many examples. Read the full story.
View the entire 2015 North Central Michigan Community Foundation Annual Report here.