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2017 Annual Report

Check out our 2017 Annual Report - Donors, Grants, Photos and More

2018 Philanthropist of the Year

Diana Smith Youth Theater Fund

Providing a future for youth theater in Iosco County

Michael Wentworth Scholarship Fund is Turning Big Dreams into Reality

A local scholarship for students pursuing an education and career in the arts is making a big difference for some Iosco County artists.

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The Iosco County Community Improvement Fund and Why it Matters

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Our community is fortunate to have the new Iosco Children’s Assessment Center. Since opening, the office has interviewed over 50 children regarding concerns of child abuse and neglect. While this is alarming and heartbreaking, it is also evidence of how much a facility like this is needed in our communities to support children and families. The Iosco County Community Foundation provided funding through the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) program to purchase furnishings for the interview room. “Being able to establish a family friendly environment for children when there are allegations of child abuse and neglect is an important outcome of this project,” said Rebecca Yuncker. “When children are interviewed in this environment they are more likely to disclose abuse, allowing us to hold offenders accountable and get children the help they need to heal from their abuse.” Thank you to the Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center and all of the community members who worked hard to bring these services to Iosco County. More →

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This is a really cool project for Iosco County! The completion of a trappers’ cabin at Lumberman’s Monument near Oscoda, Mich. is not only providing an interactive educational experience for its visitors; it is also creating a legacy for retired Forest Service employee Robert Reames. Mr. Reames donated the cabin to Lumberman’s Monument to be used for youth educational experiences. Sadly, Mr. Reames passed away shortly after making the donation, but his legacy lives on through the help of volunteers, grants and community organizations who have all pitched in to finish the cabin and make it ready for public enjoyment. Check out these great photos! If you’re looking for a fun weekend outing, why not head to Lumberman’s Monument to check out this cabin, as well as the other exhibits and beautiful views! More →

Monday, July 9, 2018

Two full truckloads of food will help out a lot of people in need in Iosco County. Our Iosco County Youth Advisory Council supported Good News Ministries with a $2,400 grant this to purchase food for people in our communities. There is so much need. More →

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July to all! More →

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Indeed! It was a wonderful event to honor Nancy Huck! More →

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

$11,000 in new grants were decided on last week. “Through several different funds at ICCF, we were able to put funding toward some great projects that affect our communities. We had some really tough decisions to make on applications this year,” said ICCF Board President Tony Johnson. “These grants reflect education as one of our priorities, but also the importance of helping people connect with necessary human services outlets; a program that brings greater appreciation for our precious natural resources; and a program that helps young families get a solid start.” Check out the full list of grants here: http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/iosco-county-community-foundation-announces-11000-in-new-grants.html More →

Friday, May 25, 2018

When it comes to showing the impact of a grant, this quote from H20 (Helping 2 Overcome) about their "Call of the Wild Child Wilderness Camp" says it all: "This past summer and summer of 2018 we offered (are offering) past H2O participants a chance to attend a "Wilderness Adventure," featuring canoeing, fishing, trail riding, camping out, cooking out, and team building activities all under the guidance of a local professional wilderness therapist and his staff. We offered 6 positions to our former H2O youth, 2 to the Department of Human Services, and 2 to the Juvenile Division of the Probate Court. To say the youth were inexperienced is an understatement. At one point in the journey, the guide looked up and saw two participants facing opposite ends of the canoe and wondering why they weren't moving anywhere! One member, when asked what was the best thing about the trip responded, "The best part about this trip was just the trip itself. I've never camped before, and the fishing was a lot of fun. It was also a really good chance to remind us that if we didn't work together, we didn't accomplish anything." According to Travis Boik, "These kids are really unique individuals each with something special to contribute. They are interested in many different things, and willing to try new things. They were also exceptional at learning to work together and help one another." The participants' take on the trip? "Make it longer," "One day was not enough," "More time to fish and swim," "I finally got a chance to really make some friends outside of school. Now we have a fun experience to look back on. I feel like I'm finally "in" a group." More →

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

If you’ve seen our posts, you’ve probably seen mention that ICCF is “an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM)”. What does that mean? CFNEM is the administrative arm for our local community foundation, while ICCF has a board of local leaders who serve as ambassadors, grantmakers, and advocates for our communities. At over $5.5 million in assets, ICCF is able to make a real impact in our communities. With your support, that impact can only be greater! More →

Monday, May 14, 2018

May 2018 is “Leave a Legacy” month in Michigan. As a Community Foundation, we’re certainly on board with that! We help people leave a legacy through their charitable giving, both in their lifetime and for all of the lives that follow behind us. And all in the way that is most meaningful to each individual. What legacy will you create? More →

Thursday, May 10, 2018

We are so honored to name Nancy Huck as the Iosco County Community Foundation 2018 Philanthropist of the Year! From her work with the Iosco Exploration Trail, to her involvement in the Community Foundation, and the many other things she does to make a difference in our communities - Nancy gives generously of her time, talent and resources for the betterment of Iosco County and those who call it "home". Congratulations Nancy! http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/nancy-huck-named-iosco-county-community-foundations-2018-philanthropist-of-the-year.html More →

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

We want to give a heart-felt "thank you" to the sponsors of our 2017 Annual Report! These generous businesses supported this publication, which helps us to tell our story to the communities we serve, and beyond. Please support these sponsors as well! Alpena Community College - Huron Shores Campus Chemical Bank Joe Bettega/Edward Jones Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency Tri-County Agency, Inc Tawas Do It Best Hardware Kirtland Community College http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/about-us/2017-annual-report.html More →

Monday, May 7, 2018

2017 was a great year for the Iosco County Community Foundation, and we are proud to share our 2017 Annual Report with you! Check it out - a full list of grants, donors and more from the year. http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/about-us/2017-annual-report.html More →

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Check it out at www.iccf-online.org! More →

Monday, April 30, 2018

Time is running out to apply for Iosco County Community Improvement Grants...the deadline is tomorrow! Applications must be postmarked by May 1st or be received via email by end of day tomorrow. Has your nonprofit applied? Get applications here. There's still time! http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/grants/community-improvement-grants.html More →

Friday, April 27, 2018

Isn't it amazing what can happen when a group of people band together for the good of others?! The Whittemore Prescott Education Foundation holds an endowed fund at the Iosco County Community Foundation. This group has been working hard to raise funds toward a matching donation, and they've recently hit that goal! Congrats! That's a huge win for the students of WP Schools who will see their educational experience enriched because of every donor who has given. Pictured here are Whittemore-Prescott Education Foundation board members Keith Charters, John Kulhavi and Dennis Fuerst. http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/whittemore-prescott-education-foundation-achieves-major-funding-goal.html More →

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 http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/grants/ 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! http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/iosco-county-community-foundation-announces-over-10000-in-new-youth-grants.html 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! http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/grant-money-available-for-iosco-county-community-projects.html 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 rsvp@huronpines.org 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. http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/iosco-county-community-foundation-fund-provides-120000-grant-for-st-joseph-health-system-foundation.html More →

Monday, February 5, 2018

Need money for school, or do you know someone who does? Visit www.iccf-online.org 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! http://www.cfnem.org/iccf/resources/news-and-features/iosco-county-community-foundation-finishes-first-quarter-with-over-55-million-in-assets.html 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 www.iccf-online.org, and our Program staff will be happy to help you with any questions. (989) 354-6881 More →

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@CFNEM • Aug 16

Thunder Bay Theatre extended its reach into our North Central Michigan Community Foundation affiliate with the help… https://t.co/A1F18sYAAW

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@CFNEM • Aug 15

Congratulations to one of our grantees, the Alpena City Band! They finished their 100th Anniversary season last wee… https://t.co/dG55CkeAVI

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@CFNEM • Aug 15

From our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate... https://t.co/eC8VHzXkOO

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@CFNEM • Jul 30

Last week, CFNEM hosted a gathering of over 40 former and current Community Foundation trustees. It was so great to… https://t.co/khgs6c320s

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@CFNEM • Jul 26

A new rain garden in West Branch is bringing together community groups and volunteers in a great way. The garden, w… https://t.co/kniJTk3ORb

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@CFNEM • Jul 23

It's always great to hear what's going on with our scholarship recipients and see them recognized! Brant Losinski r… https://t.co/36gb9LpATE

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@CFNEM • Jul 15

Two full truckloads of food will help out a lot of people in need in Iosco County. The Youth Advisory Council from… https://t.co/tmBa83eOHd

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@CFNEM • Jul 12

A new, interactive gaming table at the Presque Isle District Library is resulting in more people coming into the li… https://t.co/Dq84KjQtJ9

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@CFNEM • Jul 7

It's always fun to see our grantees out in the community! Alcona's Robotics Team 5525, the Toolcats, rigged their r… https://t.co/1bEX5Ptt1Y

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@CFNEM • Jun 28

These might just look like lights, but these photos show the necessary upgrades for Alpena Public Schools stadium.… https://t.co/OsdjogVP9w

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@CFNEM • Jun 25

It’s not often when we can share “works in progress” photos, but these are great! A CFNEM Community Impact grant pr… https://t.co/g1I7k6olzu

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@CFNEM • Jun 21

The 8th grade curriculum at Thunder Bay Junior High School includes “The Diary of Anne Frank”. What a great opportu… https://t.co/BEUYK88lSL

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@CFNEM • Jun 20

Congrats to our 2018 scholarship recipients! Over $500,000 is being awarded this year in scholarships to students f… https://t.co/Lca8mIc0W8

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@CFNEM • Jun 19

The new sculpture on Chisholm is beautiful, and now Art Vision Alpena is raising funds to create more sculptures al… https://t.co/hGSJQpxk4x

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@CFNEM • Jun 19

It rained cats and dogs on race day, but over 200 girls from northeast Michigan in the Girls on the Run Sunrise Sid… https://t.co/DzA88cBk3N

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@CFNEM • Jun 18

Another great program from a grantee in our North Central Michigan Community Foundation affiliate's service area!… https://t.co/GwPqHpx3Ux

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@CFNEM • Jun 14

What a fun experience for kids at Hinks Elementary to travel to Mackinac Island! This quote from Alicia Gembel is g… https://t.co/EZBlsuzmOo

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@CFNEM • Jun 12

Such a cool program! The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library is hosting a teen summer reading program s… https://t.co/eyYjDsZ88Y

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@CFNEM • Jun 12

Looking for something cool to do this weekend? Why not check out the Alpena Blues Festival on Saturday? We are prou… https://t.co/THCso0reM7

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