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Giving Tuesday 2019

Be Counted in Census 2020

Apply for Census 2020 grants and help get out the count!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November 12-18 is National Community Foundation Week, and that means it's a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the work and impact community foundations make across the globe, and right here at home. #CFWeek

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Monday, November 11, 2019

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Do you know of a youth-related program in Crawford, Ogemaw or Oscoda County? Youth Advisory Council grants for this area, served by our North Central Michigan Community Foundation, are due December 15. Projects addressing stress, mental health and depression, and substance abuse are of particular interest to our YACs. Visit http://www.cfnem.org/ncmcf/grants/yac-grants.html for the applications and guidelines. 501(c)(3) organizations in the NCMCF service area, as well as schools, churches and government agencies are welcome to apply.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

"It taught me how to be respectful of others."

"I can talk in front of others now."

"I feel more okay with myself...now I feel more comfortable sharing with others."

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Real words from students at All Saints Catholic School after completing a Performing Arts Program led by Thunder Bay Theatre's Jeffrey Mindock. A $1,590 Youth Advisory Council grant provided funding to bring the program to these students, who increased their confidence, public speaking skills and communications skills.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Save the date for Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan! It'll be here before you know it! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

$19,500 in grants were just awarded to help northeast Michigan be counted in the 2020 Census! The second round of grants is now open, with applications due on January 2, 2020. Organizations in Crawford, Cheboygan, Iosco, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle Counties are encouraged to apply at cfnem.org! #becountednemi2020 #MIVoiceCounts

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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Monday, November 4, 2019

$19,500 in new CFNEM grants will fund projects meant to help "get out the count" for the U.S. 2020 Census. These grants are part of the Community Foundation's effort, as well as other Michigan agencies, to ensure our region and our state get the most accurate count possible. Just nine questions and a ten-minute survey has a huge impact on the next decade in northeast Michigan. #becountednemi2020 #MIVoiceCounts

https://www.cfnem.org/…/community-foundation-announces-new-…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Hope Shores Alliance says “our volunteers are the heart of our agency”. A recent intensive, robust training program for eight of their volunteers to help them better serve survivors, was supported through a $1,500 NE MI Women’s Giving Circle Grant.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

We love our lakes, and they are such an important part of our economy, our environment and our lives! CFNEM Executive Director Patrick Heraghty is representing northeast Michigan in Cleveland this week as partners from the entire Great Lakes region meet to discuss the Great Lakes One Water (GLOW) initiative.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Turning the page on any issue takes collaboration and the ability to work together well. At today's YAC regional training in Alpena, these YACers are practicing teamwork and collaboration, which will help them be better youth grantmakers. Could you work as part of a huge team to flip this tarp over without anyone ever stepping off it? These 130 kids did!

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Monday, October 21, 2019

All these Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members are gathered in Alpena today to deep dive into youth philanthropy! From all over Northeast Michigan, these kids are making a difference in YOUR community through youth grants, service and leadership. ? our YACs!

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Friday, October 18, 2019

In just three days, somewhere around 150 youth grantmakers from across northeast Michigan will arrive in Alpena to participate in a daylong Youth Advisory Council training to immerse them in youth philanthropy as they prepare for the coming YAC year. Welcome! We're excited to host you!

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Our Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle (WGC) provided a $1,200 grant for this cool program.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

This is wonderful! 14-year-old Jona Hauff performed a piece he wrote himself at the 2019 Thunderbay Folk Society Festival. A CFNEM grant provided funding to support the festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=magpL1xywx0&feature=youtu.be

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Jenna Peterson, of Alpena, represented youth philanthropists in our region and served as a co-chair at the 2019 Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) Annual Conference held in Traverse City this week.

Jenna is a Youth Trustee on the CFNEM Board of Trustees and a member of our Youth Advisory Council (YAC), which makes nearly $80,000 in annual grants for youth needs throughout the region.

Peterson was asked to serve as a Co-Chair for the conference as a representative of northe...rn Michigan’s youth communities and Youth Advisory Councils. She has spent time over the past year working on planning committees for the conference’s programming and sessions. During the conference, Peterson introduced Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and two former YAC members for a panel discussion about youth philanthropy in Michigan. #growingyoungphilanthropists

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CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Mar 26

Thank you so much to BAC and all that came out to support the WGC! https://t.co/OVvF74M7jR

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Mar 11

Reminder! Board Basics is on March 20 in West Branch! Register by Friday! https://t.co/t3ZFIKvIG7

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Mar 1

Today is the final day to submit scholarship applications! https://t.co/a31uraRU3i

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Feb 21

Congratulations to our North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) affiliate on winning the 2019 Visionary… https://t.co/WFxiMPUva5

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Feb 6

The perfect picture for such an icy day in northeast Michigan. Stay safe friends! https://t.co/UJkpBM08O3

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@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

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jan 24

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jan 9

We can't "love" this enough times"! https://t.co/oOResB4oDQ

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