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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) is accepting grant applications from nonprofits and community groups who can help “get out the count” for the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. Up to $2,500 can be requested for projects and programs that will reach traditionally undercounted populations in Iosco County, and through northeast Michigan, helping to ensure a more complete count in our communities. Grants will be awarded for projects that help reach such populations as minorities, youth, families with young children, households with no internet access, senior citizens, homeless, homebound, immigrants, isolated individuals, low-income families, and other traditional hard-to-count populations. They may also be used to promote awareness and to create outreach activities centered on Census response. Visit to apply. More →

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The leaves are still green, but if you're involved with a nonprofit, it's time to start thinking about Giving Tuesday! Applications for participation in the Community Foundation's Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan event are available now at Applications are due by September 25. #GivingTuesdayNEMI More →

Friday, August 23, 2019

No plans yet for this weekend? Check out this fun way to explore northeast Michigan! More →

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

This was today's board meeting! We got to visit a recent grantee, the Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center in National City in Iosco County. We got a chance to tour the facility and learn all about what the center is doing to help people in our community and beyond. We also got to see first-hand what the ICCF grant helped to do at the center. What a great visit! More →

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Community Foundation is proud and honored that the Whittemore-Prescott Education Foundation partnered with us to ensure that today's WP students and future generations have an enriching student experience that prepares them for a successful future. Congratulations on your great event! More →

Monday, July 22, 2019

We are so excited that Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union has chosen the Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Councils (YAC) in its service area, including Iosco County, to support this quarter! When we grow the next generation of philanthropists, everyone wins. More →

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

“Today was the best day ever. I can’t remember having this much fun at school.” Real words from Oscoda Area Schools students. A grant from the Iosco County Community Foundation provided funds for a fun day as a reward for doing well on MSTEP and NWEA tests. Organizers say the most important outcome of this project was that it really seemed to provide the incentive the children needed to put in a tremendous effort. Kudos to the teacher in the dunk tank! More →

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Iosco County Community Foundation (ICCF) recently awarded over $14,000 through a new round of Community Improvement grants. And several of these grants reflect an effort to address issues at their root causes. Some of these include: - $4,940 to Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center to kick start Project Pegasus, a therapeutic riding program for children and adults with cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities - $2,530 to FISH Inc. Oscoda for the Bridges Out of Poverty community training program - $1,000 to Develop Iosco for the Iosco Think Tank - $2,000 to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association for the Northern Michigan Alzheimer’s and Dementia Education Initiative Check out the full list of 2019 grants at More →

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

One of our recent grantees is looking for people to train as first responders! (Funded in part by an ICCF grant.) More →

Friday, May 24, 2019

Congratulations to our Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members who are graduating this year! More →

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Take a look at the Iosco County Community Foundation’s 2018 Annual Report! You’ll find a list of the wonderful donors who supported us throughout the year, all of our 2018 grants, and a feature on the Whittemore-Prescott Education Foundation. And a HUGE thank you to the generous businesses who sponsored this report: Alpena Community College - Huron Shores Campus, Tawas Bay Insurance Agency, Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency, Kirtland Community College, Joe Bettega of Edward Jones, Tawas Hardware & Lumber and Tri-County Agency More →

Monday, April 29, 2019

Grant applications for Iosco County Community Improvement Grants are due on Wednesday, May 1st! How can your organization help make an impact in our communities? Apply at More →

Monday, April 15, 2019

It’s birding season! (Even if we did just get a load of spring snow.) Get out and enjoy! These pictures are from the AuSable Valley Audubon's Kirtland Warbler tour, which was funded with the help of an Iosco County Community Foundation grant. Did you know the Kirtland Warbler’s habitat is incredibly specific? They live in jack pines that are 4 to 20 years old and whose seeds require fire to release their cones. This federally endangered bird lives mainly in northeast Michigan and southern Ontario, spending its winters in the Bahamas. More →

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Over $10,000 in grants is going out to youth programs in Iosco County through a recent round of grants! The Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) awarded nine grants to support winter clothing items for children in their communities, to help support victims of child abuse, to support their fellow youth in Special Olympics and in local soccer programs, and several others. Our YAC is able to award these grants each year through the endowed Iosco County Kellogg Youth Fund at ICCF. More →

Monday, April 8, 2019

When the Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency (IRESA) set a goal to get 100 children in Alcona and Iosco Counties registered for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, they exceeded it, big time! Because of their efforts, and through the help of grants, including one from the Community Foundation, over 310 children under the age of 5 in those counties are getting an age-appropriate book in the mail each month. Parents whose kids are enrolled in the program say their kids are so excited each month when their new books arrive in the mailbox! What a great way to get kids pumped up about books! More →

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Iosco County Community Foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Impact Grant. All types of charitable projects through a nonprofit organization are eligible for the grant. Of particular interest to ICCF are those addressing certain areas of education, mental health programs and child abuse prevention, workforce development projects, and environmental protection programs. The application deadline is May 1, and applications can be found on the ICCF website ( More →

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

“A young boy came to our building with his mother a while ago. He told us the other kids made fun of him and his clothes. His coat was ripped front to back with white insulation hanging out. He had no socks, holey jeans, and his shoes had soles separated from the uppers so they flapped when he walked. He left a while later with new boots, new shoes, a coat, gloves and socks, hat and snow pants. His little face was beaming, and he said he couldn’t wait to get to school to show off his new clothes!” That’s a real story from a volunteer at Iosco County Coats for Kids. A recent report from the Michigan Association of United Ways shows that an average of 46% of households in Iosco County are unable to afford basic needs, whether for an individual, or for a family. This is just one reason why organizations like Iosco County Coats for Kids is so important in our area. Despite the name, this nonprofit is providing winter essentials for children of all ages in Iosco, Ogemaw and Alcona Counties. More →

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

We are proud to be an affiliate foundation of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan. This re-accreditation shows that our donors and our nonprofits are in good hands with the Iosco County Community Foundation and our lead foundation. More →

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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@CFNEM • Mar 26

Thank you so much to BAC and all that came out to support the WGC!

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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!

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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…

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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…

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@CFNEM • Mar 11

Reminder! Board Basics is on March 20 in West Branch! Register by Friday!

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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…

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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…

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@CFNEM • Mar 1

Today is the final day to submit scholarship applications!

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@CFNEM • Feb 21

Congratulations to our North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) affiliate on winning the 2019 Visionary…

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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…

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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…

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@CFNEM • Feb 6

The perfect picture for such an icy day in northeast Michigan. Stay safe friends!

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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…

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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…