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We are actively monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak and how it may impact our community. To get or give support to northeast Michigan during this crisis, learn about the new URGENT NEEDS FUND for our region.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Over $9,000 in grants were recently awarded to Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City nonprofits through our Straits Area Community Foundation. Check them out! http://bit.ly/2ZEDx0I

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Straits Area Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant applications are due March 15!

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

These colorful pictures are part of a Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF) Community Impact grant to help people with disabilities through Straits Area Services "Comprehensive Opportunity" program. SAS is a community rehabilitation organization empowering people with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential by providing community integration, supported employment, skill building, rehabilitative training, business support and work enclaves. Cool grant!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Cheers to our North Central Michigan Community Foundation affiliate board, which continues to meet virtually to get business done! Last night they approved some grant recommendations, talked about annual reports and scholarships, and brainstormed some ideas to help our Youth Advisory Councils. Having these local leaders represent their communities is a win for all, and we thank them!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Our Presque Isle County NE MI Youth Advisory Council met last week to review grants and hear grant applicant presentations. They also spent time making sweet Valentine's Day cards for local assisted living home residents. We sure are proud of our YACs!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Attention students! Time is running out to apply for scholarships this year. The deadline is March 1. Don't miss out on an opportunity to get free money for school!

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'LOTS OF LOVE FOR OUR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FRIENDS! OUR DONORS ARE THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO. Happy Valentine' Day!' More →

Saturday, February 13, 2021

"When a boater was having trouble getting into the harbor because of fog, our staff was able to contact him and describe the bouys he needed look for. They were able to talk him safely through the bouy markers and get him and his boat to safety."

That is just one good reason why a harbor's radio communications systems need to be up to speed: for the safety of boaters and to help with emergency situations, in addition to communicating with incoming boats.

A grant to the City of Rogers City purchased a new VHF radio communications system, handheld radios, and anntenas, all to replace an outdated, antiquated system.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

A new round of Community Impact and Youth Advisory Council grants through our Straits Area Community Foundation is putting over $9,200 directly into Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City for a variety of projects and programs in need of funding throughout the region. Check it out! https://www.cfnem.org/sacf/resources/news/

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Know someone who deserves to be recognized for their good works in Iosco County? In 2020 we were so pleased to honor Tim Haskin as our Philanthropist of the Yea...r. Now we are accepting nominations for the 2021 honoree, and are asking for nominations from the community. Help us honor those doing incredible things for Iosco County! Nominations are due by March 1. Nominate someone at https://www.cfnem.org/…/com…/philanthropist-of-the-year.html

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Did you know that the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is accredited by National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations? That matters because it means that basically, our house is in order. The way your donations are handled, our grant processes, fund and asset management, board and committee activities, and our governing policies, all meet the high standards required to obtain this seal. The process to become accredited is quite rigorous, and we are proud that CFNEM and our affiliate foundations (Iosco County Community Foundation, North Central Michigan Community Foundation, and Straits Area Community Foundation) rise to the challenge. We hope it makes you feel proud and confident too!

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

While not meeting in person right now, our Straits Area Community Foundation board remains committed to working for the betterment of Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City. In fact, last night they awarded over $9,000 in grants to local programs. Thank you to this great group of individuals who care about their communities and believe in the power of endowment to support the Straits Area for generations to come.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Less than one month left to apply for scholarships this year!

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Friday, January 29, 2021

A reminder to our Iosco County friends - Nominations for the 2021 Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year are due March 1st!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

For grant seekers serving Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City: Straits Area Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council grant applications are due March 15. Visit https://www.cfnem.org/sacf/grants/yac-grants.html to apply for up to $1,000 in funding for youth-related projects in the SACF service area.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Here is a project supported by a grant from our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate. Cool project!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

For the past 50 years, the Presque Isle County Historical Museum has been acquiring historical artifacts and other educational objects that reflect a 2,000-year history and culture of the area. Their garage is already filled to the rafters and they were fast approaching the day they’d have to discontinue use of the Bradley House basement and use it for storage...or discontinue collecting historical objects. A CFNEM Community Impact grant helped purchase new shelving units to make it possible for volunteers to organize and store historical materials efficiently and safely, while still using most of the Bradley House basement for exhibits. Pictured here is Karen Quade, museum president, and Leo Woida, a museum trustee, beginning to organize and store the artifacts.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Attention scholarship seekers! Need a little help with completing your 2021 scholarship application? CFNEM Program Director Laurie Nugent put together a video tutorial to help walk you through the process of applying online. The deadline is March 1 to get your application submitted! https://www.cfnem.org/…/scholarship-application-tutorial-vi…

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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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