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Thursday, September 22, 2022

In case you missed it, the Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle (WGC) recently awarded over $37,000 during its 2022 grant cycle. These grants support issues important to the women of northeast Michigan, and are recommended by a committee of WGC members. Grants include a "Mommy and Me" project, support for foster children, a literacy project, a food pantry, and much more. See the full list at https://bit.ly/3SeRL1O.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Last week over $125,000 in new grants were awarded by the Community Foundation! Grants to all types of projects and programs are included. See the full list of September 2022 Community Impact and Women's Giving Circle grants at https://bit.ly/3SeRL1O.

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Friday, September 16, 2022

After having to wait two years to make this trip a reality, the Rogers City Travel Abroad Club visited Italy and Greece this summer. Club leaders say the trip was a life-changing experience that helped the students grow and expand their world view. After being undecided on a college major, one student even decided to major in art because of the experience.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Being a member of the Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is an experience with lessons and experiences that can stick for life. These current and former YAC members can be the ones to tell you why in this snippet. Want to hear more? Check out the full video at https://bit.ly/3Dlo62F.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

A fun day in Alpena is planned for this weekend. If you're a farm market shopper, don't forget your bag! We are proud to have funded those earth-friendly bags through a CFNEM grant.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

We are proud to be a partner in supporting this program of Thunder Bay Arts Council & Gallery. There is still time to check it out!

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Attention grant seekers! The Community Foundation’s Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) is accepting applications for its fall grant cycle. Eligible nonprofits can apply online at www.cfnem.org under “Grants” for projects and programs benefitting and/or important to the youth of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle Counties. Applications are due October 15.

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Monday, September 12, 2022

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Friday, September 9, 2022

This Straits Area Community Foundation grant is a heart-warmer and is one that will continue to have a positive impact for hospice patients and their friends and families. An SACF grant provided funding for Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity volunteers to build temporary ramps that could be attached to homes for hospice patients. The ramps can be reused at another household, providing help for more patients and families. “George was our first Hospice Ramp Program Partner and prior to his ramp, he was not able to get out of his home safely for a year. We installed a temporary ramp off his back porch and built a mini-ramp so he could get out of his home and on to his porch safely,” says Mandy Martin of Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity. “George made sure to test out the ramps as soon as Habitat was done building them and he had the biggest smile on this face. Being able to get out to his beautiful back yard to enjoy the sunshine, nature and his beautiful flowers is something he was looking forward to.”

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Friendly reminder to our nonprofit friends! Applications for participation in the 2022 Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan campaign are due by September 20. If you are wanting to raise funds, awareness, and support for your organization, don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of the biggest giving day of the year! Apply by 9/20 at https://www.cfnem.org/give/giving-tuesday/

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan applications are due in two weeks!

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Friday, September 2, 2022

The Community Foundation wishes everyone a safe and fun-filled Labor Day Weekend, soaking up these last weekends of our beautiful northeast Michigan summer!

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

To learn more about our Youth Advisory Councils, visit https://www.cfnem.org/youth-advisory-councils/.

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Monday, August 29, 2022

Attention grant seekers in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties! Grant applications for the fall grant cycle of the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are due October 15. Visit cfnem.org to learn more and apply. YAC grants are for nonprofit projects and programs that benefit youth in our communities.

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Our Youth Advisory Councils, or YACs will be gearing up for the new grantmaking year when school starts. The first step? Recruitment! If you have a student in grades 7-12 at any school in the Community Foundation and its Affiliates’ service area (Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Presque Isle Counties) who wants to make a positive impact on their peers and a difference in their community, we want to hear from them! Contact Program Officer Kara LeMonds at the Foundation to get connected to YAC!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Our North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) Affiliate just awarded over $20,000 through their 2022 Community Impact Grants. Projects funded include a "Fatherhood in 15" program, little libraries, support for foster care children, and more - all serving Crawford, Ogemaw and/or Oscoda Counties. See all 11 new NCMCF grants at https://bit.ly/3AtIwEF.

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Shin-ga-ba Shores playground in Ossineke has gotten a beautiful facelift with new paint and a fresh mulch for safety thanks to the help of two grants from the CFNEM Community Impact Grant and Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) Fund. This park is a favorite among kids not just in Ossineke, but for visitors and children from surrounding communities, too.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Attention nonprofits! Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan applications are now available at https://www.cfnem.org/give/giving-tuesday/. Every nonprofit interested in participating in the 2022 campaign must submit an application by September 20 in order to be considered for participation in the November 29 event. Questions? Reach out to Marketing Communications Director Christine Hitch.

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Monday, August 15, 2022

Several Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members and YAC alumni joined Community Foundation staff and Irving Entertainment to film spots highlighting what a YAC is and what they do. We can’t wait to share soon!

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Through the help of grants from our Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate and CFNEM, special education students from Cheboyan and Presque Isle County were engaged in music learning with an artist-in-residence through Michigan Arts Access. Ron Fowler, the artist, helped students make instruments, learn about rhythm, and make music. Teacher Susan Erickson said, “My students struggle with group activities and learning through verbal and visual demonstration but have all shown new interest in experimenting with making music and trying new sounds with instruments. It was amazing how everyday items could be turned into a musical instrument. My students randomly keep singing a song that Ron taught them or talking about different musical instruments.”

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@CFNEM • Sep 13

We are proud to be a partner in supporting this program of Thunder Bay Arts. There is still time to check it out! https://t.co/tqJ0slEo5J

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@CFNEM • Sep 7

Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan applications are due in less than two weeks! Apply at https://t.co/tyg5Arbq7T.… https://t.co/DBABUqlTsl

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@CFNEM • Sep 2

Attention grant seekers in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties! Grant applications for the fall g… https://t.co/bASHx1AtH0

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@CFNEM • Aug 19

Attention Northeast Michigan nonprofits! It's time to apply for participation in this year's #GivingTuesdayNEMI giv… https://t.co/LjObmnDFjL

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@CFNEM • Aug 17

Several Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members and YAC alumni joined Community Foundation staff and Irving Entertainm… https://t.co/ArfQ60fLVT

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@CFNEM • Aug 12

“Many times, due to stalking, dating, domestic or sexual violence, survivors may flee with only the clothing they h… https://t.co/lipmPg4wC3

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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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