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2018 Philanthropist Nominations

Know someone who gives of their time, talents and resources for Iosco County? Nominate them for Philanthropist of the Year!

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The Iosco County Community Improvement Fund and Why it Matters

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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 →

Monday, January 1, 2018

May the year be filled with joy and happiness! More →

Monday, December 25, 2017

To you and yours... More →

Thursday, December 21, 2017

We are sending out a big THANK YOU to our 2017-18 Friends of the Foundation! We are so thankful for these generous folks who have committed a portion of their charitable dollars to support both the Iosco County Community Improvement Fund and the Iosco County Community Foundation Administrative Fund. Thank you – we appreciate you! -Sue Alexander -Mr. and Mrs. Peter Barbier -Mr. Richard D. McLellan -Stephanie Mallak Olson -Mr. and Mrs. Robin Pelton -Mrs. Edith Peterson -Mr. and Mrs. Duane Szymanski More →

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

If part of your work entails making our community a better place, please consider taking this survey! Your input is truly needed. More →

Friday, December 1, 2017

Wow! $120,668 raised on Giving Tuesday! And 3 Iosco County nonprofits were in the top 10 for funds raised on Tuesday! More →

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A HUGE "thank you" to everyone who gave yesterday on #GivingTuesdayNEMI! Each and every gift helped make the day a success for the participating nonprofits. We are working hard at our offices to get the online and walk-in gifts processed and a final total for the day, which will be announced on Friday. Please stay tuned to find out how BIG northeast Michigan turned out for its communities! More →

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

THANK YOU to Arnie Leriche for your donation very early this morning! #GivingTuesdayNEMI More →

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

TODAY is Giving Tuesday! Please visit and help us make today a HUGE success for the wonderful nonprofits in northeast Michigan! Last year, our communities raised over $41,000 online in a single day. Will we beat that number this year? #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday More →

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The countdown is on! Giving back starts on November 28 at Is your favorite nonprofit participating in Giving Tuesday this year? A favorite cause perhaps? We're 2 days away! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday More →

Monday, November 20, 2017

Looking to support an Iosco County non profit on #GivingTuesdayNEMI? Check out this list of organizations doing great work, all of which you can support on November 28 during Giving Tuesday! More →

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Feb 16

Grants, grants, grants! Our Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate recently awarded over $8,600 in new...

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@CFNEM • Feb 12

Stress, mental health, self-esteem and teen substance abuse top the list of issues our local teens believe are...

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@CFNEM • Feb 8

We are proud to have supported this great program!...

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@CFNEM • Feb 6

A chance for our local kids to read 1,000 books before they start school? Yes, please! A grant from the Women’s...

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@CFNEM • Feb 5

CFNEM’s Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) provides grants for “issues important to the women of Northeast Michigan”....

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@CFNEM • Jan 30

With the help of a $1,000 grant from our Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate, 44 individuals with...

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@CFNEM • Jan 29

CFNEM is proud to be part of the cohort accepting this award in Grand Rapids this morning for Alpena Public...

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@CFNEM • Jan 25

Do you know of projects or programs benefiting Cheboygan County? Our Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate...

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@CFNEM • Jan 23

Our communities can have a big impact on the health of our residents. MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena is...

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@CFNEM • Jan 23

Garden…plate…wellness. This is a great program through the Tolfree Foundation that encourages healthier...

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@CFNEM • Jan 19

So much fun! Do you have little ones who love trikes? These kids sure do! A $1,000 grant from our Northeast...

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@CFNEM • Jan 17

Calling Iosco County friends!

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@CFNEM • Jan 16

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@CFNEM • Jan 15

Just a quick reminder... Applications for CFNEM Community Impact and Youth Advisory Council grants are due...

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@CFNEM • Jan 12

That’s a lot of personal care items, set to help out a lot of people in need. With 15.8% of northern Michigan’s...

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@CFNEM • Jan 11

"A lifetime of giving to our community and students." Audie's Restaurant in Mackinaw City is committed to...

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@CFNEM • Jan 11

How about a "Sunday drive" to Oscoda this weekend for a great performance and to support opportunities for...

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@CFNEM • Jan 9

Priceless! So many great photos come from a meet-and-greet with Santa! The Mikado Goodfellows recently hosted...

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@CFNEM • Jan 8

This is fun stuff! Oscoda Area Schools is providing after-school activities for its students with the help of a...

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@CFNEM • Dec 21

We are so proud of our Youth Advisory Councils (YACs)! This YAC from Oscoda County in our North Central...