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Monday, January 14, 2019

A HUGE "thank you" goes out to our 2018 Friends of the Foundation! Sue Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Peter Barbier Mrs. Arlene Emke Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Ladley Stephanie Mallak Olson These folks supported the Iosco County Community Foundation (ICCF) last year by giving to two of the funds that help us make the greatest impact locally. To learn how YOU can become a 2019 Friend of the Foundation, visit https://www.cfnem.org/iccf/donors/friends-of-the-foundation.html More →

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Grant funding is available for youth programs benefiting Iosco County kids! Nonprofit organizations with qualifying youth projects and programs for our local youth are encouraged to apply for the Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant. The deadline is February 1, and applications can be found at https://www.cfnem.org/iccf/grants/yac-grants.html While any type of youth program is eligible for these grants, the Iosco County YAC is particularly interested in those addressing the issues of mental health, depression, stress, and substance abuse for their fellow youth and families. More →

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year are now being accepted! https://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/nominations-being-accepted-for-2019-iosco-county-philanthropist-of-the-year.html More →

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Need money for school? We have scholarships! If you're looking for scholarships for Iosco County residents, graduates and graduating seniors, be sure to complete our online scholarship application by March 1, 2019. Visit www.iccf-online.org to apply! More →

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year! More →

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

From your friends at the Iosco County Community Foundation! More →

Friday, November 30, 2018

Wow! https://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/community-foundation-helps-raise-over-156000-for-local-nonprofits-in-24-hours.html More →

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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 27, 2018

Head on over to www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday! 4 more hours to give back for Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan 2018! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

There is still time left to make your gift count TODAY for Giving Tuesday! Please tell your friends and family about this great opportunity to give back to the place we all love so much! www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

TODAY is Giving Tuesday! From 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. you can make a gift to any of the 10 Iosco County nonprofits (plus 50 others!) participating in our #GivingTuesdayNEMI online event! Visit www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday to make your donation TODAY! Our nonprofits do incredible work and truly need your support. Please consider a donation today, and help us celebrate the giving season! More →

Monday, November 26, 2018

Isn’t he handsome? Isn’t he lovely? Grant, the Giving Tuesday Golden Goose’s 2018-19 residency is up for grabs! Grant will spend the year with the nonprofit that raises the most money TOMORROW, November 27, through the Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan campaign. Be sure to visit www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday tomorrow to support the Iosco County nonprofits or causes closest to your heart! #givingtuesdaynemi #grantthegoldengoose More →

Monday, November 26, 2018

After a time of sales, deals and shopping, let's break out the philanthropic spirit and GIVE, GIVE, GIVE! Tomorrow you can support one or more of 60 nonprofits participating in #GivingTuesdayNEMI! Let's make November 27 the biggest local day of giving yet! 10 local nonprofits are participating in this Community Foundation sponsored event, which starts at midnight at www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday! More →

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The countdown is on! Giving back starts on November 27 at www.cfnem.org! 10 nonprofits from Iosco County are participating this year! Is your favorite nonprofit one of them? A favorite cause perhaps? We're 2 days away! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday More →

Saturday, November 24, 2018

We’ve been asked, “Why doesn’t the Community Foundation let itself participate on Giving Tuesday?” Well, this year we are! For 2018, we are including the Iosco County Community Improvement Fund and the Iosco County Kellogg Youth Funds in Giving Tuesday. A donation to the Community Improvement Fund helps the Foundation to meet needs in Iosco County as they change year to year, and your donation will make a difference in perpetuity. The same is true of a donation to the Iosco County Kellogg Youth Fund, which provides grants for youth programs through our YAC program, which teaches young people about philanthropy and the importance of giving back through the grantmaking process. The bottom line? The more money in these funds, the more we can give out in grants, FOREVER, to support hundreds of nonprofits and worthy causes in Iosco County. We hope you might consider a donation to one of these funds on Giving Tuesday! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #TheBiggestImpact More →

Thursday, November 22, 2018

From all your friends at the Iosco County Community Foundation! More →

Monday, November 19, 2018

Last year, we let you know how our local youth overwhelmingly reported that “stress issues” and “mental health” were among the top areas where they feel help is needed for their peers. Our Youth Advisory Council is aiming to direct funding to these issues through their grantmaking. And THAT is one of the reasons why the Community Foundation has elected to have the Iosco County YAC be part of #GivingTuesdayNEMI this year! Donations to this ICCF program, whether on Giving Tuesday or any time of the year, mean more money can go toward addressing these problems for our kids. More →

Monday, November 19, 2018

Last year, Grant the Golden Goose was unveiled, and now goes each year to the organization that raises the most money on Giving Tuesday. In 2017, the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) took ownership of him. But now, Grant’s residency is up for grabs! Julie Wiesen is set on keeping Grant at the Community Foundation for the WGC, but we know some others who want this goose! (Isn’t he regal?) #handsoffmygoose #givingtuesdaynemi More →

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Attention to all of our Iosco County followers! Check out these great nonprofits from Iosco County, any and each of which you can support on November 27 through Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan at www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday! #givingtuesdaynemi AuSable Valley Audubon Fish Inc Oscoda Friends of the East Tawas Library Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park Iosco County Community Foundation Community Improvement Grant Program Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Iosco Exploration Trail Pine River Watershed Ascension Foundation Sunrise Side Lifelong Learning Quota International of Iosco County Witz End (WE Players, Inc.) More →

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Today is National Philanthropy Day! It doesn’t take all the money in the world to be a philanthropist. It takes a caring heart, a charitable spirit, and an effort to make your community better in some way. At the Iosco County Community Foundation, we believe EVERYONE can be a philanthropist, and for that, we celebrate today! More →

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan is November 27 – just 2 weeks away! For that 24-hour period, we hope you will support the many nonprofit organizations in our communities whose staff, volunteers and donors give each and every day to make where we live, the place we love to be! 10 nonprofits from Iosco County are participating at www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday. Yay! #GivingTuesdayNEMI More →

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jan 9

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

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jan 8

Our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate is looking for its next Philanthropist of the Year! Who do you know… https://t.co/MtQtZU5ug0

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jan 6

With the new snow, surely many northeast Michiganders are shouting, “Finally!” Two Community Foundation grants hav… https://t.co/FpOv3wJ6C0

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Dec 27

Here’s a documentary you should check out: Filled with Native American storytelling, poetry, and a rich exploration… https://t.co/Y5FMGEAh6k

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@CFNEM • Dec 21

The next round of Community Impact and Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grants are due January 15. Check out the latest… https://t.co/KNiRckaMof

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@CFNEM • Dec 20

Check out these great photos of Art in the Loft's R.E.A.C.H. program! CFNEM’s Community Impact grant and Northeast… https://t.co/VxeMnGFTG5

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Dec 18

The Boy Scouts themselves tell this story best of what grant funding and donations can do. “For some of his young… https://t.co/8ZQ4rb2MyY

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Dec 17

Nobody ever wants to find themselves in a position to need the services of the Ronald McDonald House, but when they… https://t.co/JSJxB8S8uW

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Dec 14

Lucky for Jeff it's not AS cold today! https://t.co/oZUAEaMv5n

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Dec 13

Here come the materials for new fencing for the Ogemaw County Parks and Rec Department! A $1,000 grant through our… https://t.co/CNBLvgnPRq

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Dec 11

While this podcast was recorded pre-Giving Tuesday, there’s still plenty of laughs, favorite Christmas songs and ta… https://t.co/QTcLg8ruD2

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@CFNEM • Dec 11

This year the Alpena City Band celebrated its 100th Year – congrats to them! We just received these cool pictures o… https://t.co/DevOO628Ci

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Nov 30

WOW, WOW, WOW!! Today we announced to a roomful of excited and passionate nonprofit representatives that over $156,… https://t.co/ms79BUMzCM

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Nov 24

We’ve been asked, “Why doesn’t the Community Foundation let itself participate on Giving Tuesday?” Well, this year… https://t.co/1ut1JD6fOG

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Nov 19

Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan...see what it's all about! https://t.co/GkQnUrvFLV https://t.co/GkQnUrvFLV

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Nov 17

Last year, we let you know how our local youth overwhelmingly reported that “stress issues” and “mental health” wer… https://t.co/0KihJvM3Eg

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Nov 8

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@CFNEM • Nov 6

This looks like fun! Kids in our North Central Michigan region were able to experience the great outdoors and learn… https://t.co/pvXuSfjwdP

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Nov 5

A year ago, we shared the “First Million Goal” by 2020 for the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC). 365… https://t.co/y1mAl12hLN

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@CFNEM • Nov 4

Northeastern Michiganders know that our communities have bucket-loads of hidden gems around every corner. Alcona Co… https://t.co/KUcJLDCpeR

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