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Giving Tuesday 2017

Join us for Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan on November 28 to support many of our local nonprofits working to make where we live the best place to be!

The Margot Dorn Dutcher Fund

Beach and Kellie Hall

When Giving Back Comes from the Heart

Donate to a fund, scholarship or help sustain the Community Foundation.

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Learn about planned giving and becoming a Legacy Society member.

Legacy Society

Support projects that are of interest to women in northeast Michigan.

Women's Giving Circle

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Wishing all of you a wonderful, happy, safe and lovely Thanksgiving! More →

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City friends! Check out the list of non profits serving the Straits Area who are participating in #GivingTuesdayNEMI. We hope you will show your support for these amazing organizations on November 28! More →

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Is your heart in Crawford, Ogemaw or Oscoda Counties? These non profits are doing incredible work in our North Central Michigan region - all of which are participating in #GivingTuesdayNEMI! More →

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Is your heart in Crawford, Ogemaw or Oscoda Counties? These non profits are doing incredible work in our North Central Michigan region - all of which are participating in #GivingTuesdayNEMI! More →

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

COOL IDEA ALERT!! Make giving back to your community a family affair! How? Give them a “giving allowance”, and on November 28 visit www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday and let the kids choose how they spend their charitable dollars. With over 50 organizations participating, your youngsters are sure to find one or many organizations whose mission pulls at their heartstrings (animals, clean water, other kids, you name it). Create an opportunity to inspire givers in your household on Giving Tuesday! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #familyphilanthropy #youthphilanthropy #charityrunsinthefamily More →

Monday, November 20, 2017

Looking to support an Iosco County non profit on #GivingTuesdayNEMI? Check out this list of organizations doing great work, all of which you can support on November 28 during Giving Tuesday! More →

Monday, November 20, 2017

Click "like" to show one of our great, local farmers markets some love! The Friends of the Alpena Farmers Market purchased a new PA system through a Community Impact Grant to create awareness in the community of the benefits of using locally produced fruits and vegetables. So far, community groups that have been able to utilize the system for farmer's market activites include Art in the Loft Culinary Arts, Alpena FFA, Alpena Fire Department, Feeding Kids Ministry, Northeast Michigan Weavers Guild, Alpena Garden Club, and Dork Brothers’ Racing Team. More →

Saturday, November 18, 2017

“The Hope Shores Alliance safe-house provides safe shelter and supportive services to families of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence,” says HSA Executive Director Katy Conklin. “Our services are free and confidential. We also provide nutritious meal choices to all the residents that reside at our safe-house or in area motels. It is imperative that we have a well-stocked supply of food, but grant funds fall short of the need and demand.” A $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation’s Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) provided funding to purchase plenty of food for the safe-house. More →

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan is November 28 – Just 2 weeks away! For that 24-hour period, we hope you will support the many nonprofit organizations in our communities whose staff, volunteers and donors give each and every day to make where we live the place we love to be! Curious about which non profits are participating this year through the Community Foundation’s online giving event? Here you go! #GivingTuesdayNEMI Thunder Bay River Center Huron Humane Society of Alpena Besser Museum For Northeast Michigan Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Up North Prevention (Catholic Human Services) Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Alpena Blues Festival Friends of Negwegon State Park Girls on the Run Sunrise Side Foster Closet of Michigan - Alpena County Branch Boys & Girls Club of Alpena Art in the Loft Presque Isle County Historical Museum Presque Isle County Council on Aging RedSky Raptor Center Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse Preservation Society Alcona Humane Society South Bay Alpena Thunderbay Folk Society Friends Together Alpena Northern Lights Arena Children's Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan Friends of Plaza Pool Alpena Huron Shore Babe Ruth Hillman Community Radio Huron Pines Thunder Bay Arts Council & Gallery Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore Thunder Bay Theatre Hope Shores Alliance Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle H2O Helping2Overcome Pine River Watershed Harbor Lights Pregnancy & Information Center Iosco Coats for Kids Sunrise Side Lifelong Learning Iosco Exploration Trail Oscoda Area Schools / PTO AuSable Valley Audubon Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Ogemaw County Genealogical and Historical Society River House Hospice of Helping Hands, Inc. CCCC Help Center Food Pantry Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center Choices Life Resource Center Headwaters Land Conservancy Mackinaw City Area Arts Council Child & Family Services of Northeast Michigan, Inc. Straits Area Youth Advisory Council (YAC) More →

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Happy National Philanthropy Day! You have a story. Your giving has a story. Whether you give of your hard-earned money or your precious time, you give. So today, on this national day that celebrates the power of giving, we encourage and challenge YOU to share a story of a gift (in whatever form) that gave you the most joy, and of which you are the proudest. Who knows? You might just inspire someone else to give too! More →

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Human trafficking exists in Michigan. It’s an uncomfortable and alarming fact. Halfway through 2017, 4,460 cases of human trafficking were reported through the National Human Trafficking Hotline, with 136 of those reports coming from our state. Thankfully, there are organizations working hard to raise awareness and education about the issue. A recent grant from our North Central Michigan Community Foundation to the Human Trafficking Community Group of West Branch provided funding for two community presentations to health care providers and community members. The sessions focused on identifying potential victims and the steps to take for helping those victims. More →

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wow! What a difference this exterior paint job has made for the Bradley House in Presque Isle County! Mark Thompson from the Presque Isle County Historical Museum says the update was very needed for the 103-year old cedar shingles on this historical building. The project was funded through a $1,000 Community Impact grant to the museum. More →

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

#GivingTuesdayNEMI is November 28! More →

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Canoeing, hiking, fishing, crafts, ice cream…this is the stuff amazing summer camps are made of! 160 kids attended the 2017 Sprinkler Lake Day Camp to experience the outdoors in a fun and educational environment. Looks like a blast! A portion of this program was made possible through grants to the Eastern National Forest Interpretive Association from CFNEM and our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate. More →

Sunday, November 5, 2017

It’s starting to get cold, and thankfully, there are organizations out there making sure that the fingers of our youth stay warm! Iosco Coats for Kids recently purchased over 210 pairs of gloves from infant to adult sizes that are being distributed to children who need them through Head Start, Early Head Start and the Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency. Funding for this was provided by an Iosco County Youth Advisory Council grant through our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate. More →

Thursday, November 2, 2017

“When we reach our first million dollar goal, we will have an estimated $50,000 each year to give out – forever – and the fund will continue to grow.” - Julie Wiesen Did you see this great article in The Alpena News on Saturday? The Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle – an initiative of the Community Foundation – is celebrating 10 years of giving and granting, and there is so much to share! http://www.thealpenanews.com/life/2017/10/womens-giving-circle-celebrating-10-years-of-grants/ More →

Thursday, November 2, 2017

This morning we welcomed Dr. Jason Franklin to Alpena where he gave a great presentation about taking risk in your charitable giving. Among the ideas shared were giving during your lifetime so you can see the result of some of your philanthropy in action, and committing long-term to an organization you love. Good stuff! This program was brought to northeast Michigan in partnership with MidMichigan Health Foundation and the Alpena Community College Foundation. More →

Monday, October 30, 2017

Is taking your Minimum Required Distribution from your IRA on your “to-do” list before the end of the year? Is it on your parent’s to-do list? Did you know that all, or a portion of that distribution can be given tax-free to a charitable organization? It can. More →

Thursday, October 26, 2017

This man's influence on philanthropy in Michigan, including right here in northeast Michigan, has been incredible. Dr. Mawby leaves quite a legacy. More →

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Our Youth Advisory Councils (YACs) are all in the midst of surveying their fellow youth to identify the top issues for their peers. The results will be used to direct grant funding to programs that will have the greatest impact on those needs. Across the entire state of Michigan, the top issue was substance abuse in 2016. Do you know of a program that meets any of these needs? Applications for funding can be found at www.cfnem.org. More →

Monday, October 23, 2017

What a great program! We are honored to be able to provide funding for such a worthy project at Art in the Loft through a Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) Grant. More →

Friday, October 20, 2017

Is taking your Minimum Required Distribution from your IRA on your “to-do” list before the end of the year? Is it on your parent’s to-do list? Did you know that all, or a portion of that distribution can be given tax-free to a charitable organization? It can. More →

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Nov 20

Click "like" to show one of our great, local farmers markets some love! The Friends of the Alpena Farmers Market... https://t.co/tnbt5luDUr

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Nov 18

“The Hope Shores Alliance safe-house provides safe shelter and supportive services to families of victims of... https://t.co/Kw8MuAqVHM

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Nov 12

Human trafficking exists in Michigan. It’s an uncomfortable and alarming fact. Halfway through 2017, 4,460 cases... https://t.co/2BNJv8Xjnv

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Nov 9

Wow! What a difference this exterior paint job has made for the Bradley House in Presque Isle County! Mark... https://t.co/wg6rVEAprN

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Nov 7

Canoeing, hiking, fishing, crafts, ice cream…this is the stuff amazing summer camps are made of! 160 kids... https://t.co/cVNTIEFa9j

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Oct 26

This man's influence on philanthropy in Michigan, including right here in northeast Michigan, has been... https://t.co/EYlFfFHpQs

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@CFNEM • Oct 5

Flight-themed sunprints, painted gliders, sky-themed canvas collages and decorated kites – how fun! Kids who... https://t.co/gsKST1Q63q

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@CFNEM • Oct 3

Do you work on grant applications through the Community Foundation? If so, here's some news you don't want to... https://t.co/b7kMZKI3Sy

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@CFNEM • Sep 28

“Some of our theatre kids found a place where they could be themselves, be accepted, and feel like they had a... https://t.co/LOiXrFWj6x

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@CFNEM • Sep 14

Do you know of a nonprofit with a great program benefiting youth in northeast Michigan? Tag them in the comments... https://t.co/vpO62mFxWQ

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@CFNEM • Sep 11

Have you read “The Giver” by Lois Lowry? What did you think? A grant from the North Central Michigan Community... https://t.co/eZPlvct7Lb

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@CFNEM • Sep 6

Are you, or is someone you love a Boy Scout or Girl Scout? We would love to hear what you feel the best thing is... https://t.co/0e0qlnXdO8

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@CFNEM • Aug 31

Social Media for Nonprofits hit the road this morning headed for Tawas City! https://t.co/kljsqHejWg

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@CFNEM • Aug 29

The purchase of a new portable sound system, made possible through a CFNEM Community Impact mini-grant, is... https://t.co/KxiDT9GnJV

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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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