April 6, 2018
The Iosco County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) recently awarded 11 new grants totaling $10,404 to area nonprofits, churches and schools for programs and projects that benefit area youth. The Iosco County Community Foundation Board of Directors approved the Youth Advisory Council’s grant recommendations on March 28, 2018.
- Good News Ministries Lutheran Church received $2,400 for the Mobile Food Truck Distribution project;
- Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center received $1,500 to purchase furnishings for the Iosco Children’s Advocacy Center;
- Girls on the Run of Central Michigan received $1,000 to bring the “Girls on the Run” program to Iosco County;
- Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan received $2,500 to provide support for Iosco County families who must utilize the organization’s services through its Family Support Program;
- First United Methodist Church of Hale received $750 to purchase violins and supplies for the Heaven’s Angels violin program;
- Eastern National Forest Interpretive Association received $500 for completion of the Reame’s Educational Cabin at Lumberman’s Monument;
- Iosco County Coats for Kids received $500 to purchase winter coats for distribution at Iosco County schools;
- Hale Area Schools received $340 to support the 8th grade class trip to Mackinac Island;
- Tawas Area Schools received $300 for the “Braves Bucks” incentives program;
- Iosco Conservation District received $275 for the design and installation of Ingalls Forest trail signage;
- Mikado Township received $339 for the “No Child without a Christmas” program.
The next deadline for grant opportunities through ICCF is with the Community Improvement Grant. Applications are due May 1, 2018. Nonprofits, schools and churches interested in applying for a Community Improvement 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 Youth Advisory Council is a group of young people ages 12 to 21 from Iosco County. Working with adult advisors, these youth work to improve the lives of other children in the community through the allocation of grant money. With initial funding support by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, YAC teaches young people the importance of philanthropy through community service, leadership and grantmaking.
The Iosco County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM), which serves as the administrative arm for ICCF. Committed to providing people who care about the future of the region and its communities with unique and effective ways of supporting their community now, and for generations to come, ICCF is led by a volunteer board of local citizens. The foundation oversees a group of permanently endowed funds from a wide range of donors. Gifts of all sizes from individuals, families, businesseses and agencies are invested in a balanced, well-managed portfolio to build endowments, enabling support for local community nonprofits now and forever. To make a donation or learn more about how community foundations work, visit www.iccf-online.org or call 989-354-6881; toll-free: 877-354-6881.