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2021 Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan Annual Report

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Weekend excursion idea! Community Impact Grants leave their mark all across the region. One of those places is the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse in Harrisville where grant funding has helped fund renovation and restoration projects through the Alcona Historical Society. Did you know you can climb the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse tower on weekends this summer? While you’re on the grounds you can also see tour the lighthouse keeper’s quarters, visit the Old Bailey School, walk right out on Sturgeon Point, search for Petoskey stones and pudding stones, or have a picnic. Go check out this piece of northeast Michigan history!

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Monday, August 1, 2022

We continue to celebrate the Women’s Giving Circle’s “Sweet 16”! Look how this permanently endowed fund has grown since it was established in 2006. The power of endowment means there will be funding every year, FOREVER, to support issues important to women in northeast Michigan. As the WGC Endowment Fund grows through investment income and additional gifts, the amount available to grant each year will grow, too.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

“Our new portable radios with accessories ensure the Rogers City Police Department can communicate effectively with no dead zones while serving citizens in our community and in rural areas which increases officer and citizen safety,” says Rogers City Police Chief Jamie Meyer. A CFNEM Community Impact Grant provided funding to purchase these radios. Not every grant is flashy, but the impact can be far-reaching.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Iosco County Community Foundation Board President Cliff Miller recently presented a $3,500 Community Improvement grant to Community Hub for workshops on subjects like gardening, foraging, cooking and preserving, as well as community meals in Iosco County. (Left to right: Cliff Miller and Community Hub board members Cynthia Payne and Laurie Hunter)

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Monday, July 25, 2022

As we continue to celebrate the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle’s Sweet 16, check out this snapshot of WGC as shown by the numbers. Want to learn more about how YOU can be part of the WGC? https://www.cfnem.org/funds/womens-giving-circle/

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Not only did students from Ella White Elementary School get to learn interesting Michigan history, but for many it was their first time ever visiting Mackinac Island or being on a boat. What a great experience! Community Impact and Youth Advisory Council grants helped make this trip happen.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

We are celebrating 16 years of the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle! This permanently endowed fund has brought nearly 500 women in our communities together as donors who care about supporting our communities through grants that address issues important to women. Learn more about the WGC and view our “Sweet 16” commemorative report online. Happy 16th to the WGC! https://www.cfnem.org/funds/womens-giving-circle/

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Another cool project supported by multiple Community Foundation grants! The new pickleball courts at McRae Park in Alpena are bound to provide for many good times and exercise.

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Monday, July 18, 2022

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) member and CFNEM Youth Trustee Rebekah Carlson and CFNEM Program Officer Kara Bauer LeMonds attended the Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference in Mt. Pleasant. The event brings together young philanthropists and YAC members from across Michigan. The event is a chance for YAC members to immerse themselves in current trends and issues pertaining to youth grantmaking and gives them ideas and inspiration to bring back to their own YACs, too.

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Through our Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF) affiliate, 15 students received over $32,000 in scholarships. Congratulations to all! https://vimeo.com/723325519

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Monday, July 11, 2022

“Our Alternative Pathways to Healing” program enabled us to support survivors of sexual violence in their healing journeys, and to meet long-term survivor goals in supporting themselves when they feel triggered to connect to what it means to feel safer in their bodies,” say team members of Hope Shores Alliance. A $1,500 Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) grant provided funding to purchase items for the organization’s Pathways to Healing program.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

Through our North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) affiliate, 52 students received over $82,000 in scholarships. Congratulations to all! https://vimeo.com/723375954

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

In Presque Isle County’s Case Township, new playground equipment with “story walk” stations that will be updated monthly are a welcome addition. These are funded through a couple of 2021 Community Foundation grants.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Through our Iosco County Community Foundation (ICCF) affiliate, 36 students received over $94,000 in scholarships. Congratulations to all! https://vimeo.com/723335355

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Monday, July 4, 2022

The CFNEM team wishes all northeast Michigan a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Happy Birthday to the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan! Today we are 48 years old. (Actually, pretty young when your timeline is FOREVER.)

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Over $470,000 in 2022 scholarships! https://bit.ly/39Y20qx

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Last month’s One Water Gathering, part of the Lake Huron Forever initiative, was a great success! Check out some of these great snapshots from the event. See more at https://bit.ly/3Aesi2v #onewatergathering

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@CFNEM • Aug 3

As we continue to celebrate the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle’s Sweet 16, check out this snapshot of WGC… https://t.co/XJpaK7dlPL

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@CFNEM • Aug 2

We are celebrating 16 years of the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle! This fund has brought nearly 500 women… https://t.co/PxRDpBuXHo

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@CFNEM • Jul 14

RT @rural_exchange: https://t.co/k2coEAbmFY

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@CFNEM • Jul 13

Iosco County Community Foundation President Cliff Miller recently presented a $3,500 Community Improvement Grant to… https://t.co/y2PWYR4ylV

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@CFNEM • Jul 1

Over $260,500 donated to support Northeast Michigan Students – WBKB 11 https://t.co/sv3vVOvdCM

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@CFNEM • Jun 27

Friendly reminder: Women's Giving Circle grant applications are due Friday! Apply at https://t.co/m3DAgdyBF4. https://t.co/cBY3G1gJ8g

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@CFNEM • Jun 17

A grant through our North Central Michigan Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council to Rayola, Inc. is helping… https://t.co/OunEtr0ahJ

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@CFNEM • Jun 13

More than $18,000 in new grants was awarded by our Iosco County Community Foundation's Community Improvement Grants… https://t.co/85AIA7tkiN

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@CFNEM • Jun 8

Congratulations to all of our Youth Advisory Council members who are graduating this year! We wish these young phil… https://t.co/lnmB5ePp3X

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@CFNEM • Jun 1

Reminder for nonprofits serving Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City: Straits Area Health Care Grants are due June 1s… https://t.co/IhWr9f18fS

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@CFNEM • May 25

RT @HuronPines: Register today at https://t.co/6Mw3O7sMMS. Celebrate a sustainable Lake Huron at this international conference. Session…

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@CFNEM • May 23

The North Central Michigan Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for its 2022 Community Impact Grant… https://t.co/nvsI4fP1FQ

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@CFNEM • May 17

RT @HuronPines: Explore Lake Huron history, habitat and geology with an immersive One Water Gathering field trip. Field trips are filling…

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@CFNEM • May 16

A $2,500 Northeast MI Youth Advisory Council grant helped the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena Youth Volunteer Corps c… https://t.co/Nr4a9I4hPL

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@CFNEM • May 13

RT @TheAlpenaNews: Hubbard Lake Community Center fundraising progresses $12K dock raffle ticket drawing July 9 https://t.co/Q2vn4j3OLm http…

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@CFNEM • May 6

Our Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF) affiliate is seeking applications for health-care related programs ben… https://t.co/AX9aRDPFom

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@CFNEM • May 4

May is #LeaveALegacy Month, and a great time to consider your legacy through a gift to your community. Naming a cha… https://t.co/gQsVzkIJ39

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@CFNEM • May 2

Proud to support this great project with a Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) grants. #youthartists https://t.co/ByXihs0WaZ

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@CFNEM • Apr 27

In 2021, our Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF) affiliate awarded more than $81,000 in grants and scholarship… https://t.co/RIXjtegIFz

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@CFNEM • Apr 27

RT @HuronPines: Conference registration is live at https://t.co/6Mw3O7sMMS Join international participants to explore solutions, share bes…

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