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Monday, February 18, 2019

Do you know of an unsung hero who gives of their time, talent and resources to help Iosco County be a better place? We want to honor them! Please help us do that by nominating them for the Iosco County Community Foundation's 2019 Philanthropist of the Year. Nomination forms are due by March 1, and can be found on our website: This is the 8th year we will honor someone with this award. Previous recipients (recent to first) are Nancy Huck, Aileen Elliott, Brad Saegesser, Kelby Ruckle, Kathy Alward, Jane Meyer and Daniel Stock. More →

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Iosco County friends - please take a couple of minutes to take this survey. The Community Foundation is seeking public input on the health of Lake Huron - a vital asset to our communities in Iosco County. More →

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

This is us! More →

Friday, February 1, 2019

Attention Iosco County students (and parents)! Our scholarship application deadline is in ONE SHORT MONTH! Be sure to complete your application by March 1st at Don’t miss out on your chance at free money for school! More →

Monday, January 14, 2019

A HUGE "thank you" goes out to our 2018 Friends of the Foundation! Sue Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Peter Barbier Mrs. Arlene Emke Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Ladley Stephanie Mallak Olson These folks supported the Iosco County Community Foundation (ICCF) last year by giving to two of the funds that help us make the greatest impact locally. To learn how YOU can become a 2019 Friend of the Foundation, visit More →

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Grant funding is available for youth programs benefiting Iosco County kids! Nonprofit organizations with qualifying youth projects and programs for our local youth are encouraged to apply for the Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant. The deadline is February 1, and applications can be found at While any type of youth program is eligible for these grants, the Iosco County YAC is particularly interested in those addressing the issues of mental health, depression, stress, and substance abuse for their fellow youth and families. More →

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year are now being accepted! More →

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Need money for school? We have scholarships! If you're looking for scholarships for Iosco County residents, graduates and graduating seniors, be sure to complete our online scholarship application by March 1, 2019. Visit to apply! More →

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year! More →

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

From your friends at the Iosco County Community Foundation! More →

Friday, November 30, 2018

Wow! More →

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A HUGE "thank you" to everyone who gave yesterday on #GivingTuesdayNEMI! Each and every gift helped make the day a success for the participating nonprofits. We are working hard at our offices to get the online and walk-in gifts processed and a final total for the day, which will be announced on Friday. Please stay tuned to find out how BIG northeast Michigan turned out for its communities! More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Head on over to! 4 more hours to give back for Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan 2018! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

There is still time left to make your gift count TODAY for Giving Tuesday! Please tell your friends and family about this great opportunity to give back to the place we all love so much! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

TODAY is Giving Tuesday! From 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. you can make a gift to any of the 10 Iosco County nonprofits (plus 50 others!) participating in our #GivingTuesdayNEMI online event! Visit to make your donation TODAY! Our nonprofits do incredible work and truly need your support. Please consider a donation today, and help us celebrate the giving season! More →

Monday, November 26, 2018

Isn’t he handsome? Isn’t he lovely? Grant, the Giving Tuesday Golden Goose’s 2018-19 residency is up for grabs! Grant will spend the year with the nonprofit that raises the most money TOMORROW, November 27, through the Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan campaign. Be sure to visit tomorrow to support the Iosco County nonprofits or causes closest to your heart! #givingtuesdaynemi #grantthegoldengoose More →

Monday, November 26, 2018

After a time of sales, deals and shopping, let's break out the philanthropic spirit and GIVE, GIVE, GIVE! Tomorrow you can support one or more of 60 nonprofits participating in #GivingTuesdayNEMI! Let's make November 27 the biggest local day of giving yet! 10 local nonprofits are participating in this Community Foundation sponsored event, which starts at midnight at! More →

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The countdown is on! Giving back starts on November 27 at! 10 nonprofits from Iosco County are participating this year! Is your favorite nonprofit one of them? A favorite cause perhaps? We're 2 days away! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday More →

Saturday, November 24, 2018

We’ve been asked, “Why doesn’t the Community Foundation let itself participate on Giving Tuesday?” Well, this year we are! For 2018, we are including the Iosco County Community Improvement Fund and the Iosco County Kellogg Youth Funds in Giving Tuesday. A donation to the Community Improvement Fund helps the Foundation to meet needs in Iosco County as they change year to year, and your donation will make a difference in perpetuity. The same is true of a donation to the Iosco County Kellogg Youth Fund, which provides grants for youth programs through our YAC program, which teaches young people about philanthropy and the importance of giving back through the grantmaking process. The bottom line? The more money in these funds, the more we can give out in grants, FOREVER, to support hundreds of nonprofits and worthy causes in Iosco County. We hope you might consider a donation to one of these funds on Giving Tuesday! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #TheBiggestImpact More →

Thursday, November 22, 2018

From all your friends at the Iosco County Community Foundation! More →

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@CFNEM • Feb 6

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@CFNEM • Feb 4

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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…

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@CFNEM • Jan 24

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@CFNEM • Jan 9

We can't "love" this enough times"!

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@CFNEM • Jan 8

Our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate is looking for its next Philanthropist of the Year! Who do you know…

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@CFNEM • Jan 6

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@CFNEM • Dec 27

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@CFNEM • Dec 21

The next round of Community Impact and Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grants are due January 15. Check out the latest…

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@CFNEM • Dec 20

Check out these great photos of Art in the Loft's R.E.A.C.H. program! CFNEM’s Community Impact grant and Northeast…

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@CFNEM • Dec 18

The Boy Scouts themselves tell this story best of what grant funding and donations can do. “For some of his young…

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@CFNEM • Dec 17

Nobody ever wants to find themselves in a position to need the services of the Ronald McDonald House, but when they…

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@CFNEM • Dec 14

Lucky for Jeff it's not AS cold today!

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@CFNEM • Dec 13

Here come the materials for new fencing for the Ogemaw County Parks and Rec Department! A $1,000 grant through our…

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@CFNEM • Dec 11

While this podcast was recorded pre-Giving Tuesday, there’s still plenty of laughs, favorite Christmas songs and ta…

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@CFNEM • Dec 11

This year the Alpena City Band celebrated its 100th Year – congrats to them! We just received these cool pictures o…

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@CFNEM • Nov 30

WOW, WOW, WOW!! Today we announced to a roomful of excited and passionate nonprofit representatives that over $156,…

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@CFNEM • Nov 24

We’ve been asked, “Why doesn’t the Community Foundation let itself participate on Giving Tuesday?” Well, this year…

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@CFNEM • Nov 19

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