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2016 ICCF Annual Report

A look at grants, a "thank you" to our donors, and more.

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.

Committed to Community: Nancy & Tom Huck

Building strong, vibrant and sustainable communities through the power of everones's giving. 

Philanthropist of the Year 2016

ICCF named Tawas City resident Brad Saegesser as the 2016 Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A few photos from our recent Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year luncheon, where we honored Aileen Elliott. More →

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Congratulations Aileen Elliott, the 2017 Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year! Today we celebrated all Aileen has done for the good of our communties! More →

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Have you seen the 2016 Iosco County Community Foundation Annual Report? We invite you to take a look and see what your Community Foundation has been doing! More →

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

We are pleased to announced the 2017 Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year! Congratulations Aileen Elliott! Aileen's many contributions of her time, talents and resources have made such a difference in our communities. More →

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Iosco County Community Foundation recently approved 11 Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grants totaling more than $10,000! More →

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

From our lead foundation! More →

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Iosco County Community Foundation (ICCF) is now accepting grant applications for its Community Improvement Grant. These grants may be used for a wide range of programs supporting residents of Iosco County. The deadline to submit completed applications is May 1, 2017. Applications and additional information can be found on our website: More →

Friday, March 10, 2017

It's scholarship season! Attention students and parents of students - just a reminder that Community Foundation scholarship applications are due April 3rd! Please visit to learn more or visit your school's counseling office. There is a lot of opportunity to help fund your education, so don't miss out on the chance to apply! More →

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Everyone loves a good "before and after", right? Check out the newly renovated theater room at YMCA Camp Nissokone in Oscoda. A grant through the Iosco County Community Foundation helped fund this project. From project coordinator Ryan Mertz: "This renovation added roughly 3,000 sq ft of usable indoor space, transforming a dark storage room into a functional, comfortable lakeside conference room & teen leadership space. We're very excited about the opportunities this space provides as a resource for growth, both in leadership development for youth and our improved ability to host group retreats and conferences. We're already receiving positive feedback from our partner groups who are eagerly looking forward to utilizing the space. We will continue to showcase this space to current and prospective groups to capitalize on the momentum and energy surrounding the improvement." More →

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Do you know of an unsung hero in Iosco County? Please consider nominating them for the 2017 Iosco County Philanthropist of the Year award! The Iosco County Community Foundation is accepting applications for the award until March 1st. Learn more here: (Picture is the ICCF Board with 2016 recipient, Brad Saegesser.) More →

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A new scholarship through CFNEM's Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate is offering a unique opportunity for northern Michigan residents interested in pursuing an education in the maritime industry. The Raymond A. Plaunt Memorial Maritime Scholarship is open to residents of any county. Learn more about this scholarship and how to apply here: More →

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

“Because of H20, I feel comfortable in my own skin.” That’s a quote directly from a participant in one of our grantees’ programs. This particular member of Helping to Overcome (H20) could barely make eye contact with people before participating, and now she “holds her head high and smiles all the time.” H20 recently helped 20 Tawas area youth participate in experiential learning opportunities, active community services, and leadership skills-building projects. Much of this was with help from an Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant and other community support. More →

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The countdown is on! #GivingTuesdayNEMI More →

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Check out these great organizations in Iosco County that are participating in Giving Tuesday through the Community Foundation. We know our communities are generous, and we hope you will support these wonderful nonprofits on November 29 at! #GivingTuesdayNEMI More →

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Check out the great Iosco County nonprofits participating in #GivingTuesdayNEMI! More →

Friday, October 28, 2016

Iosco County YAC members traveled to Alpena early this morning to dig deep into youth philanthropy! More →

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Iosco County Community Foundation welcomes nominations for Philanthropist of the Year all year long. This year ICCF honored Tawas City resident Brad Saegesser for his tireless work with many community groups throughout Iosco County. Do you know of someone who gives of their time, talent and resources to make our community a better place to live? Please consider nominating them for this award! More →

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 22

Congratulations Matt Waligora! And thank you for your donation to the Community Endowment Fund! We truly hope you...

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@CFNEM • Jun 22

This year the Community Foundation is awarding nearly $400,000 in scholarships to northeast Michigan students....

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@CFNEM • Jun 21

The winner will be announced tomorrow! Visit to make a gift that is...

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@CFNEM • Jun 21

Today is the final day of our "Red, White & Cruise" special giving event! A gift made today will make an impact...

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@CFNEM • Jun 20

"Red, White and Cruise" is TODAY and TOMORROW only! Visit to make...

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@CFNEM • Jun 19

Small grants have the potential to make a big impact, and a $275 Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council...

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@CFNEM • Jun 19

"Red, White and Cruise", a special 48-hour giving event, kicks off at 12 a.m. tomorrow, June 20 and ends at...

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@CFNEM • Jun 18

June 20 & 21 - A gift online to the Community Foundation's Community Endowment Fund (where our Community Impact...

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@CFNEM • Jun 17

Does your service club need a presentation for their meeting? Do you know of a group that could benefit from...

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@CFNEM • Jun 15

Mark your calendar for June 20 and 21! Make a gift that will last forever, AND get a chance to view the Alpena...

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@CFNEM • Jun 15

It's a full house at CFNEM's 22nd Annual Scholarship Recognition Celebration today! The Foundation is awarding...

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@CFNEM • Jun 15

Looking for details on next week's "Red, White and Cruise" giving event? Look no further!

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@CFNEM • Jun 14

There are two grant deadlines coming up for the Community Foundation! Women's Giving Circle (WGC) Grants are due...

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@CFNEM • Jun 14

Who doesn’t love a trike?! These preschoolers sure do! A $1,000 grant to St. John Lutheran School provided...

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@CFNEM • Jun 14

One of the best places to watch the fireworks in Alpena is right out in Thunder Bay. We are thrilled to announce...

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@CFNEM • Jun 13

And we can't wait to share!

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@CFNEM • Jun 9

Congratulations to all our northeast Michigan's graduates! We wish you the best of luck in all of your new...

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@CFNEM • Jun 8

These kids look focused! A grant from the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) to Hillman Community...

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@CFNEM • Jun 7

To our wonderful and generous donors: This adorable thank-you note may have been mailed to our office, but it's...

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@CFNEM • Jun 6

Attention local non-profits! The Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the summer grant cycles...