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2021 Annual Report

Check out our 2021 Annual Report - Donors, Grants, Photos and More

Three Alumni Band Together to Help the Next in Line

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The second edition of our Community Foundation Storybook

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The Iosco County Community Improvement Fund and Why it Matters

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Last month’s One Water Gathering, part of the Lake Huron Forever initiative, was a great success! Check out some of these great snapshots from the event. See more at https://bit.ly/3Aesi2v #onewatergathering

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Friday, July 1, 2022

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

For 2022 scholarships, we are happy to announce that over $470,000 has been awarded to students in CFNEM’s nine-county service area. Each scholarship fund providing these awards is a story of passion, legacy and caring for our communities. Congratulations to all our 2022 recipients! https://vimeo.com/723327906

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Reminder for our nonprofit friends! Community Impact grant applications are due soon on July 15. Women's Giving Circle grant applications are due this Friday, July 1.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out “East Side Story” on Sunday, June 26th. This community concert is funded through a Community Foundation grant, Thunder Bay Arts, MCACA and the Ravitz Foundation.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Friendly reminder: Women's Giving Circle grant applications are due in a week!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

We sure hope the kids enjoy this new addition to their playground! Thank you to our donors who make grants like these possible.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

A grant through our North Central Michigan Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council to Rayola, Inc. is helping to provide comfort and encouragement to children in foster care – some of the community’s most vulnerable children. The grant helped Rayola Inc. to provide duffel bags and diaper bags filled with supplies for the youth, and quilts to Oscoda County children.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

On May 24, 2022, after a two-year hiatus due to Covid, the second MiCareerQuest™ Northeast event once again introduced students to in-demand careers in northeast Michigan. The hands-on, career exploration event coordinated by Michigan Works! targeted 6th-12th grade students, offering interactive exhibits in construction, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology. The purpose of the event is to create awareness of the rewarding careers available in northeast Michigan, many of which have a talent shortage today and are anticipated to have even greater demand in the future. The event was held at the Industrial Arts Institute in Onaway, MI and was supported through a Community Foundation grant.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

More than $18,000 in new grants was awarded by our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate. These Community Improvement Grants will support the construction of a new pavilion at Tawas Point State Park, help fund the “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer through Up North Prevention, a Community Hub food program, and more. See the full story at https://bit.ly/3GYwnJv.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Did you know, our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) program is centered upon the “Four Pillars of YAC”? Through grantmaking, community service and leadership opportunities, local youth learn the important role of philanthropy plays in the betterment of our communities. If you know of a student grade 8-12 who would be interested in becoming a member of one of our YACs, please contact Community Foundation Program Officer Kara Bauer LeMonds at kbauerlemonds@cfnem.org.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Such a great addition to Alcona Community Schools! A Community Foundation grant provided funding for the disc golf course.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

A very special "Congratulations" to all of our Youth Advisory Council members who are graduating this year! These young philanthropists from Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Presque Isle Counties are on to their next adventure, and we wish them all the best! https://vimeo.com/708275262

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Five new grants totaling over $3,800 were awarded for youth programs in Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City through our Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF) affiliate’s Youth Advisory Council. See the Spring 2022 SACF YAC grants at https://bit.ly/3sMV1a9.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Attention grant seekers! The Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the 2022 round of Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle Grants until the July 1st deadline. Nonprofits serving Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle Counties with projects supporting issues important to the women of northeast Michigan are encouraged to apply. The maximum grant request is $3,000. Qualifying nonprofits may apply online at https://bit.ly/36HdIEo.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Reminder for nonprofits serving Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City: Straits Area Health Care Grants are due June 1st! Apply online at www.sacf.net.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

A $22,000 grant from the Mabel Hager Memorial Fund at our North Central Michigan Community Foundation affiliate will support a broad range of human services and community programs throughout Oscoda County. https://bit.ly/3l4qX5I

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

There’s still time to take advantage of an amazing opportunity to come together for the health and future of Lake Huron. Registration for the One Water Gathering closes on Wednesday, June 1. Register today, while there’s still time at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-water-gathering-conference-registration-311951564527 Join international partners and presenters from both sides of Lake Huron June 17-18 in Alpena for a chance to learn, celebrate and explore at this two-day event. Conference highlights include: • Keynote presentation by up-and-coming marine conservation leader, Hannah MacDonald • Nine lighting rounds on a range of topics from Fostering the Next Generation of Conservation to Endurance Sports and Stewardship along the Lake Huron Coast • Afternoon presentations that include: o Grassroots Advocacy: Leveraging People Power for Water o Effective Climate Change Communication o Community Visioning for Green Infrastructure • Friday evening reception at NOAA’s Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center • Saturday field trips exploring shipwrecks, coastal habitats and historical artifacts June 1 is right around the corner, register today to take advantage of this incredible event!

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

The North Central Michigan Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for its 2022 Community Impact Grant. Nonprofits serving Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties are welcome and encouraged to apply for funding. Apply online at https://bit.ly/3MqWVVg by June 30.

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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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@CFNEM • May 13

RT @TheAlpenaNews: Hubbard Lake Community Center fundraising progresses $12K dock raffle ticket drawing July 9 https://t.co/Q2vn4j3OLm http…

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@CFNEM • May 6

Our Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF) affiliate is seeking applications for health-care related programs ben… https://t.co/AX9aRDPFom

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@CFNEM • May 4

May is #LeaveALegacy Month, and a great time to consider your legacy through a gift to your community. Naming a cha… https://t.co/gQsVzkIJ39

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@CFNEM • May 2

Proud to support this great project with a Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) grants. #youthartists https://t.co/ByXihs0WaZ

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@CFNEM • Apr 27

In 2021, our Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF) affiliate awarded more than $81,000 in grants and scholarship… https://t.co/RIXjtegIFz

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@CFNEM • Apr 27

RT @HuronPines: Conference registration is live at https://t.co/6Mw3O7sMMS Join international participants to explore solutions, share bes…

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@CFNEM • Apr 25

Less than one week to take advantage of this gift opportunity for Mother's Day! https://t.co/ncZB2YdGhL #MothersDay… https://t.co/31lr7glEar

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@CFNEM • Apr 20

Applications for our Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) Grant are available online. Nonprofits serving Alcona, Alpena, Mon… https://t.co/9bVBLtqL3A

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@CFNEM • Apr 20

RT @michfoundations: We’re exploring new research which suggests that policies that aim to reduce poverty may lead to larger brains in chil…

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@CFNEM • Apr 18

More than $171,000 was awarded in grants and scholarships through our Iosco County Community Foundation in 2021. As… https://t.co/3u5EISZyTu

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