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2017 Annual Report

Check out our 2017 Annual Report - Donors, Grants, Photos and More

2018 Philanthropist of the Year

Diana Smith Youth Theater Fund

Providing a future for youth theater in Iosco County

Michael Wentworth Scholarship Fund is Turning Big Dreams into Reality

A local scholarship for students pursuing an education and career in the arts is making a big difference for some Iosco County artists.

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The Iosco County Community Improvement Fund and Why it Matters

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

If you’ve seen our posts, you’ve probably seen mention that ICCF is “an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM)”. What does that mean? CFNEM is the administrative arm for our local community foundation, while ICCF has a board of local leaders who serve as ambassadors, grantmakers, and advocates for our communities. At over $5.5 million in assets, ICCF is able to make a real impact in our communities. With your support, that impact can only be greater! More →

Monday, May 14, 2018

May 2018 is “Leave a Legacy” month in Michigan. As a Community Foundation, we’re certainly on board with that! We help people leave a legacy through their charitable giving, both in their lifetime and for all of the lives that follow behind us. And all in the way that is most meaningful to each individual. What legacy will you create? More →

Thursday, May 10, 2018

We are so honored to name Nancy Huck as the Iosco County Community Foundation 2018 Philanthropist of the Year! From her work with the Iosco Exploration Trail, to her involvement in the Community Foundation, and the many other things she does to make a difference in our communities - Nancy gives generously of her time, talent and resources for the betterment of Iosco County and those who call it "home". Congratulations Nancy! More →

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

We want to give a heart-felt "thank you" to the sponsors of our 2017 Annual Report! These generous businesses supported this publication, which helps us to tell our story to the communities we serve, and beyond. Please support these sponsors as well! Alpena Community College - Huron Shores Campus Chemical Bank Joe Bettega/Edward Jones Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency Tri-County Agency, Inc Tawas Do It Best Hardware Kirtland Community College More →

Monday, May 7, 2018

2017 was a great year for the Iosco County Community Foundation, and we are proud to share our 2017 Annual Report with you! Check it out - a full list of grants, donors and more from the year. More →

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Time is running out to apply for Iosco County Community Improvement Grants...the deadline is tomorrow! Applications must be postmarked by May 1st or be received via email by end of day tomorrow. Has your nonprofit applied? Get applications here. There's still time! More →

Friday, April 27, 2018

Isn't it amazing what can happen when a group of people band together for the good of others?! The Whittemore Prescott Education Foundation holds an endowed fund at the Iosco County Community Foundation. This group has been working hard to raise funds toward a matching donation, and they've recently hit that goal! Congrats! That's a huge win for the students of WP Schools who will see their educational experience enriched because of every donor who has given. Pictured here are Whittemore-Prescott Education Foundation board members Keith Charters, John Kulhavi and Dennis Fuerst. More →

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Community Improvement Grant deadline is coming up quick! Do you know of a great project needing funding in Iosco County? Our grant application are simple to complete, and nonprofits can apply for up to $3,000! Grant applications are due May 1st and can be found at Don't miss out! More →

Monday, April 9, 2018

We are always proud of our YACs! They put a lot of thought and effort into their grantmaking, and this year was no exception. Check out the list of 2018 Iosco County Youth Advisory Council grants! Students from Hale, Whittemore-Prescott, Tawas and Oscoda Schools are participating in this incredible program that is inspiring a new generation of philanthropists! More →

Friday, March 23, 2018

The next round of available grants from the Iosco County Community Foundation is through the Community Improvement Grant. Do you know of a project or program in our community that needs funding? Applications are due May 1st! More →

Monday, March 12, 2018

Attention nonprofit board members! As an affiliate of CFNEM, we hope that Iosco County nonprofit board members and volunteers will take advantage of this training to become the best board member possible! A "Board Basics" training is being hosted by the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) in Alpena on April 19. Reserve your spot by emailing or by calling 989-448-2293 ext. 21. More →

Thursday, February 8, 2018

This is an incredible story about the power of endowment, and how it can provide for important causes forever! The Iosco County Community Foundation recently provided a $120,000 grant from the Mary Jane Chevis Endowment Fund to support a project of the St. Joseph Health System. More →

Monday, February 5, 2018

Need money for school, or do you know someone who does? Visit to learn more about scholarships available through the Iosco County Community Foundation! Most applications are due April 2nd. More →

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Give a "like" for new milestones! The Iosco County Community Foundation finished the first quarter of its fiscal year with over $5.5 million assets! ICCF also awarded over $120,000 in grants so far. Check out the whole story here! More →

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Don't forget - Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant applications are due February 1! Applications and guidelines can be found at, and our Program staff will be happy to help you with any questions. (989) 354-6881 More →

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out this "Hats Off to Broadway" event at Shoreline Players in Oscoda! What a great way to support youth involvement in the arts and give back while taking in a performance! More →

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Do you know of a program benefiting the youth of Iosco County? Our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is seeking grant applications from nonprofit organizations with projects and programs serving young people in Iosco County. Simple applications are available at, and are due by February 1, 2018. Please share to help our YAC meet the needs of their fellow youth! More →

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Seeking do-gooders! Do you know of someone in Iosco County who gives of their time, talent and resources to make our communities a better place? We want to honor them! Please consider nominating someone for the 2018 Philanthropist of the Year. Nomination forms can be found on our website, and are due by March 1, 2018. This will be our 7th Philanthropist of the Year Award! More →

Thursday, January 4, 2018

This is fun stuff! Oscoda Area Schools is providing after-school activities for its students with the help of a grant from the Iosco County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC). This looks like a great time! More →

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Our Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is accepting applications for its 2018 grant cycle! Nonprofit organizations with youth-related projects and programs are welcome to apply for up to $2,500 in funding. Applications are due on February 1, 2018. More information and applications can be found at More →

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@CFNEM • May 11

Julie has some cool kicks!! Women's Giving Circle rocks!

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@CFNEM • May 10

Congratulations Nancy Huck!

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@CFNEM • May 8

This past weekend, Tempel Beth-El held an open house to showcase the renovations that have been taking place at thi…

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@CFNEM • Apr 27

This is an incredible story out of our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate. It's a true example of caring f…

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@CFNEM • Apr 25

What an amazing presentation by Brian Pruitt this morning at both Fairview High School and Mio High School! Our YAC…

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@CFNEM • Apr 25

These kids just got back from the trip of a lifetime! Check out these great photos of students from Hillman High Sc…

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@CFNEM • Apr 13

Check out what our Iosco County Community Foundation YAC are up to!

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@CFNEM • Apr 11

Do you know of a great project needing funding in Iosco County? There's grant money for that! Nonprofits serving Io…

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@CFNEM • Apr 9

Baby care is hard work! And what better way to find that out than through experiential learning? A $1,400 NE MI You…

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@CFNEM • Apr 5

Looking for something fun to do in northeast Michigan? Why not take in a great performance at Thunder Bay Theatre?…

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@CFNEM • Mar 30

CFNEM is pleased to announce our new officers, elected in March 2018. Christine Baumgardner is the new CFNEM Board…

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@CFNEM • Mar 29

Are you a nonprofit board member? Be the best board member you can be! "Board Basics" is April 19 in Alpena, or Apr…

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@CFNEM • Mar 26

We NEED our fire departments. We wouldn't want to be without them...would you? With the help of a $5,000 Community…

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@CFNEM • Mar 22

With over 200 Girls on the Run participants in northeast Michigan this year, and more than 50 volunteer coaches, th…

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@CFNEM • Mar 16

Hats off to the great folks from Thunder Bay River Restoration who worked hard cleaning up a portion of the...

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@CFNEM • Mar 13

We love our YACs! These are our Alpena members from the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC). They...

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@CFNEM • Mar 6

Do you know of a project benefiting youth in the Straits Area? Send them our way! The March 15 Straits Area...

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@CFNEM • Feb 28

Over $20,000 in new grants are going out to youth programs in our North Central Michigan Community Foundation...

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@CFNEM • Feb 27

Kudos to Laurie Klein Nugent for getting the whole senior English class at Alpena High School to start the...

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@CFNEM • Feb 23

These are some cool Cats, willing to try new things and dive into some culinary skills! A Community Foundation...