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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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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 →

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 →

CF for Northeast MI

@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...

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@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”....

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jan 30

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