The Iosco County Community Foundation (ICCF) recently awarded six new grants totaling $18,500 to area nonprofits for programs and projects that benefit Iosco County through its Community Improvement Grant program.
New grants approved on May 25 by the ICCF Board of Directors include:
- $5,000 to Catholic Human Services’ Up North Prevention’s “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer project for Iosco County;
- $5,000 to Friends of the Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park toward the construction of a large pavilion at the Park;
- $3,500 to Community Hub for their “Community Hub Food” program that will include workshops on subjects like gardening, foraging, cooking and preserving, as well as community meals in Iosco County;
- $3,000 to Iosco County Coats for Kids to purchase winter clothing items that will be distributed to families during the 2022 FISH Christmas Gift House;
- $1,000 to FISH, Inc. Tawas to purchase toys, books and teen gifts for their Christmas Gift House;
- $1,000 to Healing Acres Farm to assist them in building a barn for animals cared for at the nonprofit animal petting farm.
Community Improvement grants for 2022 were awarded from the Iosco County Community Improvement Fund, William and Marcia Hopcroft Fund, Iosco County Health Care Initiative Fund, Iosco County Spendable Tobacco Settlement Fund, and Iosco County Health Care Funds.
The next deadline for grant opportunities through ICCF is with the Youth Advisory Council grant. Applications are due February 1, 2023. The Iosco County YAC is particularly interested in funding projects and programs that address stress and mental health issues for their fellow youth and families. Nonprofits, schools, churches (for non-religious purposes) and government agencies interested in applying for a Youth Advisory Council grant can access the application form and criteria at www.iccf-online.org. Those with questions or needing assistance with the application process can contact the ICCF office at 877-354-6881.
The Iosco County Community Foundation is a charitable organization that serves as a catalyst and resource to inspire private giving for the betterment of Iosco County. Led by a volunteer board of local citizens, the foundation oversees a group of permanent endowment funds from a wide range of donors. Gifts of all sizes from individuals, families and businesses are invested in a balanced, well-managed portfolio to build endowments, enabling support for local community nonprofits now and forever. To donate or learn more about how community foundations work, visit www.iccf-online.org.