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Thursday, August 17, 2017

We are so excited for our local Iosco County YACs to gear up for their next year of youth grantmaking, community service and learning through leadership! More →

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Like it or not, social media has become an indispensable part of our lives. One of the obvious benefits of social media is that it has engendered new forms of communication and stakeholder engagement. In today's digital world, if a nonprofit doesn't have an active presence on social media, then they're missing out on new relationships, potential volunteers and donors, and an entire audience who wants to get involved and support their mission. More →

Monday, August 14, 2017

Three sessions - you pick one. Two locations. One huge opportunity to learn the ins and outs of social media marketing for nonprofits! http://www.cfnem.org/resources/news/community-foundation-to-host-social-media-training-for-nonprofits.html More →

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Your nonprofit does incredible things. Share it with the world! The Community Foundation is proud to bring the founder and president of the Social Media Association of Michigan, Sola Obayan, to northeast Michigan to facilitate these training sessions for our local nonprofit staff and volunteers. Sola is also the lead consultant of the Detroit-based BTO solutions. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as Fast Company, Women 2.0, Xconomy, and WXYZ Channel 7. Learn more about this incredible opportunity for hands-on social media training for all levels of expertise, and REGISTER at http://www.cfnem.org/resources/social-media-training.html. More →

Friday, August 4, 2017

To our non-profits, your staff, and your volunteers: SAVE THE DATE! You told us you want some in-depth training on social media marketing for your organizations, and we heard you loud and clear! We are pleased to offer three separate sessions in two different locations on August 30 & 31 to help you promote your non-profit through Facebook and other social media channels. Registration will be available soon. Want information on these trainings delivered right to your inbox? Visit http://www.cfnem.org/resources/e-news-sign-up.html to sign up for our e-news. #socialmediafornonprofits More →

Monday, July 31, 2017

Have you seen the July edition of “The Navigator”, the Community Foundation’s e-newsletter? If you didn’t get it in your email inbox, you can sign up to receive it here: http://www.cfnem.org/resources/e-news-sign-up.html More →

Thursday, July 27, 2017

$67 trillion in personal assets will be passed from one generation to the next over the next 40 years. Incredible, right? More than $16 billion of that is right here in northeast Michigan, and without the effort to preserve a portion of that now, the majority will leave our communities through this huge Transfer of Wealth. And the reality is that most decisions about significant charitable gifts are made during big life transitions, like retirement or moving. Check out this breakdown: -52% of these assets will go to heirs (which will most likely not be in northeast Michigan). -40% will go to charity through lifetime giving and bequests. -8% will get eaten up in taxes and fees. If just 5% of this amount were preserved for northeast Michigan’s future, it could mean $42 million in grants every year. EVERY YEAR! Learn more about preserving “5% for the Future”. http://www.cfnem.org/professional-advisors/5-for-the-future.html 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. And with the Transfer of Wealth currently taking place in the United States, and right here in Iosco County, women will make the majority of decisions regarding financial planning, inheritances for their heirs and legacy gifts. http://www.cfnem.org/professional-adv…/5-for-the-future.html More →

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

2017 marks the 25th birthday for Youth Advisory Councils in Michigan! Did you know that in Iosco County alone, our Youth Advisory Council (or YAC) has awarded more than $200,000 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, June 29, 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 Iosco County Community Impact grant provided funding for this project, which created partnerships with the Pine River-Van Etten Lake Watershed Coalition, AuSable Valley Audubon, Crossroads Industries Incies Inc and Tawas Point State Park. More →

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A few photos from our recent Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year luncheon, where we honored Aileen Elliott. More →

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Congratulations Aileen Elliott, the 2017 Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year! Today we celebrated all Aileen has done for the good of our communties! More →

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Have you seen the 2016 Iosco County Community Foundation Annual Report? We invite you to take a look and see what your Community Foundation has been doing! http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/about-us/2016-annual-report.html More →

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

We are pleased to announced the 2017 Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year! Congratulations Aileen Elliott! Aileen's many contributions of her time, talents and resources have made such a difference in our communities. http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/iosco-county-community-foundation-names-2017-philanthropist-of-the-year.html More →

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Iosco County Community Foundation recently approved 11 Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grants totaling more than $10,000! http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/iosco-county-youth-advisory-council-announces-10000-in-new-grants.html More →

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

From our lead foundation! More →

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Iosco County Community Foundation (ICCF) is now accepting grant applications for its Community Improvement Grant. These grants may be used for a wide range of programs supporting residents of Iosco County. The deadline to submit completed applications is May 1, 2017. Applications and additional information can be found on our website: http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/grants/community-improvement-grants.html More →

Friday, March 10, 2017

It's scholarship season! Attention students and parents of students - just a reminder that Community Foundation scholarship applications are due April 3rd! Please visit www.iccf-online.org to learn more or visit your school's counseling office. There is a lot of opportunity to help fund your education, so don't miss out on the chance to apply! More →

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Everyone loves a good "before and after", right? Check out the newly renovated theater room at YMCA Camp Nissokone in Oscoda. A grant through the Iosco County Community Foundation helped fund this project. From project coordinator Ryan Mertz: "This renovation added roughly 3,000 sq ft of usable indoor space, transforming a dark storage room into a functional, comfortable lakeside conference room & teen leadership space. We're very excited about the opportunities this space provides as a resource for growth, both in leadership development for youth and our improved ability to host group retreats and conferences. We're already receiving positive feedback from our partner groups who are eagerly looking forward to utilizing the space. We will continue to showcase this space to current and prospective groups to capitalize on the momentum and energy surrounding the improvement." More →

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Do you know of an unsung hero in Iosco County? Please consider nominating them for the 2017 Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year award! The Iosco County Community Foundation is accepting applications for the award until March 1st. Learn more here: http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/iccf-accepting-nominations-for-2017-philanthropist-of-the-year.html (Picture is the ICCF Board with 2016 recipient, Brad Saegesser.) More →

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A new scholarship through CFNEM's Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate is offering a unique opportunity for northern Michigan residents interested in pursuing an education in the maritime industry. The Raymond A. Plaunt Memorial Maritime Scholarship is open to residents of any county. Learn more about this scholarship and how to apply here: http://www.cfnem.org/resources/news/new-scholarship-offers-opportunity-for-maritime-studies.html More →

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@CFNEM • Aug 23

“I feel like a real scientist!” That’s what one of the participants of the Northeast Michigan Science Olympiad... https://t.co/jFL4zzYTK7

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@CFNEM • Aug 17

With 18 high schools in the Community Foundation's nine-county service area having a Youth Advisory Council... https://t.co/G4NtUCgMEQ

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@CFNEM • Aug 14

Three sessions - you pick one. Two locations. One huge opportunity to learn the ins and outs of social media... https://t.co/IEXc8uEu17

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@CFNEM • Aug 2

Does your family know what to do in the event of a fire? With the help of a Community Foundation mini-grant from... https://t.co/IFZ0FQbVZL

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@CFNEM • Jul 26

Check out these photos from Thunder Bay Community Health Services’ “Love and Logic” program in Cheboygan County.... https://t.co/jw8e9sbxwZ

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@CFNEM • Jul 25

$67 trillion in personal assets will be passed from one generation to the next over the next 40 years.... https://t.co/m6ibIIaxqD

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@CFNEM • Jul 24

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

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@CFNEM • Jul 20

The impact women can make through charitable giving, whether individually or collectively, is incredible. Did you... https://t.co/L21TFLpmQn

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@CFNEM • Jul 18

Have you seen any of the great concerts at the Rogers City Theater? A Community Impact grant to the Presque Isle... https://t.co/kAVGbmdoCg

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@CFNEM • Jul 13

Look at these smiles! This bright, talented and motivated group of students from Ogemaw Heights High School were... https://t.co/sSiax96UC4

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@CFNEM • Jul 12

Sharing some great photos from our June Scholarship Recognition Celebration! Do you recognize any of these... https://t.co/oeGf0j4pK2

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@CFNEM • Jul 10

2017 marks the 25th birthday for Youth Advisory Councils in Michigan! Did you know that in northeast Michigan... https://t.co/Hhylqww0zc

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@CFNEM • Jul 6

"There is only one northeast Michigan in the world." - Project NATIVE Do you know your invasive plants from the... https://t.co/IaZaFjcrkE

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@CFNEM • Jul 5

This year over 40 young girls were able to participate in the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan program in Ogemaw... https://t.co/HPBXxTc5CY

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@CFNEM • Jun 30

We hope you have fun on the Fireworks Cruise Matt Waligora! And thanks for participating in last week's Red,... https://t.co/KtY7tKFzmI

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@CFNEM • Jun 29

Attention local nonprofits! If you are planning to submit a grant application for the Northeast Michigan Women's... https://t.co/mmY7ePJzKv

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@CFNEM • Jun 28

Here's to hoping everyone has a GREAT time at this year's Thunder Bay Maritime Festival! There is so much to... https://t.co/3xsQIQ9RBj

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@CFNEM • Jun 28

Thank you to the Alpena Child Abuse and Neglect Team for providing car seats for low-income families in northeast... https://t.co/da2dx1a1gz

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@CFNEM • Jun 27

Have you seen these awesome Alpenopoly games yet from the Alpena Area Chamber? You can get them right from the... https://t.co/7p8xQpH9oO

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@CFNEM • Jun 26

It is such a great day when the recipients of the Community Foundation's scholarships have the opportunity to... https://t.co/3TPNixGt9G

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