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Stories are meant to be shared.

The second edition of our Community Foundation Storybook

Beach and Kellie Hall

True Hearts for Home

Carl and Helen Basel MSU Scholarship

A Legacy 100 Years in the Making

2020 Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan Annual Report

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Today is National Make a Difference Day! Whether it’s a donation to a favorite charity, volunteering your time, a random act of kindness, or simply doing a favor for a neighbor like raking their yard – everyone can make a positive difference in some way. See someone making a positive impact today? Give them a shout out!

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Giving through an Individual Retirement Account has grown in popularity as a way to make an impactful gift to a cause close to the heart. The Community Foundation and our Affiliates have seen a significant increase in this type of giving over the last several years. https://bit.ly/3FPzItl

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Heads up for grant seekers! December 15 is an important date for nonprofits seeking funding in the counties of Cheboygan, Crawford, Ogemaw or Oscoda. It is the grant deadline for three grant cycles: -North Central Michigan Community Foundation YAC (youth advisory council) grant -Straits Area Community Foundation Community Impact grant -Straits Area Community Foundation YAC grant

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

When giving back comes from the heart, we find stories like that of Beach and Marianne (better known as Kellie) Hall. Rogers City has been their adopted hometown for almost 30 years, and they are deeply supportive of their community. With hearts for education, the environment, history, and health care, they have partnered with the Community Foundation to set the stage for preserving some of Rogers City’s best assets, as well as recognizing what the community and region lacks, and laying the foundation to address some of those needs. “We think it’s important to give back,” says Beach. “We are all responsible for doing what we can to make our communities a better place.” https://bit.ly/3Fjyd6q

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

“Our Summer Reading Program was a huge success. We made pasta necklaces, zen gardens, held stuffed animal sleepovers, had weekly story times, and our participants logged 92,380 minutes of reading,” says Presque Isle District Library’s Kelly Altman. CFNEM is proud to have funded this great program with a $1,500 grant.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Looks like #GranttheGoose is having a great time at the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena!

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Monday, October 11, 2021

A CFNEM Community Impact grant helped fund the Curtis Township Library’s 2021 Heritage Skills Workshop series over the summer. Hosting events that showcased falconry (shown here), quilt making, beekeeping, pollinator gardening and birdwatching, residents across Alcona County and nearby areas attended.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Iosco County Coats for Kids’ Director, June Pursey says she “believes that many parents who are unable to purchase shoes for their children will be so pleased to see that we have provided 77 pairs of beautiful new shoes for Alcona County students to wear, as well as some cozy winter boots. It is a struggle for many parents to keep up with the rate at which kids grow, and shoes get too small in no time at all. This should help ease the burden for these families.” This project was funded through a Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) grant.

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Friday, October 1, 2021

CFNEM Program Director Laurie Nugent has started the rounds visiting area schools to encourage students to apply for Community Foundation scholarships. She visited Atlanta High School recently, encouraging students to apply for awards and get a jump on preparing for it. Her advice for right now? It's not too early to start getting letters of recommendation for scholarship applications!

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Have you ever checked out the McKay Cabin at Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan? This beloved exhibit of the museum needed some restoration. A $3,000 CFNEM Community Impact Grant provided funding to help with Phase 1 of the restoration which replaced rotting logs, allowing the cabin to stand firm for many years.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Our Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate awarded an $892 grant to the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan to support a dementia care program for Cheboygan County residents. This grant is part of SACF’s Health Care Grant program from the Straits Area Health Care Fund. Pictured here left to right are Patty Archambo (SACF Board member), Melanie Baird of the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan, and SACF Board President Beth Cottee.

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Monday, September 27, 2021

With a goal of reducing and hopefully eliminating single-use plastic bags, a grant to Friends of Alpena Farmers Market provided funding for reusable bags as part of the group's "Ban the Bag" project. With the help of a CFNEM grant and funding from the Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, 2,500 bags were purchased. Each bag is washable and able to be used about 700 times. Project organizers hope the project not only leads to a reduction in single-use plastics at the Farmers Market, but also will serve as inspiration for other local businesses to follow their lead. Photo courtesy of The Alpena News

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) just completed its 14th annual round of grantmaking specifically for issues important to women in northeast Michigan. Grants include funding for a baby pantry, food pantires, a “life survival guide”, playground improvements, and much more. Check out all 20 WGC grants at https://bit.ly/3EurZ3r.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

CFNEM awarded over $79,000 in Community Impact Grants to great programs of nonprofits in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties. Grants included projects to bring learning outdoors, a mural project, early literacy programs, fire and rescue equipment, and many more. Check out all 39 Community Impact Grants at https://bit.ly/2XIKuQT.

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Monday, September 20, 2021

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Attention nonprofits! The Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) grant. These grants are for projects and programs benefitting youth in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and/or Presque Isle Counties. The deadline to apply is October 15. Visit https://bit.ly/3yMcBLA for eligibility requirements and to apply.

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Monday, September 13, 2021

The Alpena Figure Skating Club held its first-ever summer skating camp in August. A Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) provided support for the camp, and helped to keep costs down for the 20 participants to attend. Cool program!

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Our Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate awarded a $1,000 grant to Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity to support the purchase of moveable ramps that can be used for residents needed temporary disability access to homes. This grant comes from the Straits Area Health Care Fund, which provides grants to support health care needs of residents in Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City.

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@CFNEM • Oct 21

We love our YAC! And today, Alpena is filled with these awesome youth grantmakers from all across northeast Michiga… https://t.co/0KlmlKopG5

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@CFNEM • Apr 9

Spring is in the air (kind of)! To showcase a grant, and remind us that the flowers will bloom again, check out the… https://t.co/Abrumr73yn

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@CFNEM • Apr 8

When the Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency (IRESA) set a goal to get 100 children in Alcona and Iosco Count… https://t.co/fxOZvHryMv

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@CFNEM • Apr 6

Getting our young girls involved and excited about STEM and robotics…how cool! A Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving… https://t.co/CCGSuxoUVM

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@CFNEM • Mar 26

Thank you so much to BAC and all that came out to support the WGC! https://t.co/OVvF74M7jR

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@CFNEM • Mar 21

Sweat for a Cause is TOMORROW, March 22, and will support the Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle! https://t.co/7HXr3ImCXW

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@CFNEM • Mar 15

What a fun way to get the whole family involved in early childhood literacy! CFNEM is proud to support this great p… https://t.co/DlVKEIGpYy

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@CFNEM • Mar 12

Support CFNEM's Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle on March 22 at Bay Athletic Club's "Sweat for a Cause" at… https://t.co/0YNKYPrve2

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@CFNEM • Mar 11

Reminder! Board Basics is on March 20 in West Branch! Register by Friday! https://t.co/t3ZFIKvIG7

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@CFNEM • Mar 8

Check out these young, rising hockey stars! A grant to Cheboygan Hockey Association provided funding for new safety… https://t.co/2UJ5l4yzeT

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@CFNEM • Mar 6

Great things happen when people come together for the sake of others! A grant to Grant Lake Community Chapel, and s… https://t.co/1E6OUnm79F

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@CFNEM • Mar 1

Today is the final day to submit scholarship applications! https://t.co/a31uraRU3i

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@CFNEM • Feb 21

Congratulations to our North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) affiliate on winning the 2019 Visionary… https://t.co/WFxiMPUva5

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@CFNEM • Feb 21

These sweet kids from Hillman Community Schools are so happy to have new instruments so they could take band classe… https://t.co/WNftEawRPP

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@CFNEM • Feb 6

One of our newest funds is the first at the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan to support an international… https://t.co/QOLPY3M7og

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@CFNEM • Feb 6

The perfect picture for such an icy day in northeast Michigan. Stay safe friends! https://t.co/UJkpBM08O3

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@CFNEM • Feb 4

CFNEM Program Director Julie Wiesen gave a great presentation to the Alpena Rotary Club today, telling all about CF… https://t.co/RvXPJNuCcW

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@CFNEM • Jan 31

This looks like fun! Love INC of Oscoda County received a grant from our North Central Michigan Community Foundatio… https://t.co/tagI3Gy5NX

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@CFNEM • Jan 24

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@CFNEM • Jan 9

We can't "love" this enough times"! https://t.co/oOResB4oDQ

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