The Iosco County Community Foundation (ICCF) recently awarded seven new grants totaling $12,899 to area nonprofits for programs and projects that benefit Iosco County through its Community Improvement Grant program.
New grants approved on May 27 by the ICCF Board of Directors include:
- $4,349 to Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency (IRESA) for the “Your Child Reads” programs;
- $2,550 to FISH Inc. Oscoda for the Project Connect program, which provides essential items and services like personal hygiene items, haircuts and food to people in need;
- $2,500 to Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center for the expansion of mental health and medical services in Iosco County;
- $1,000 to Northern Michigan Regional Farm Market to provide personal protection equipment and safety measures relating to COVID-19;
- $1,000 to Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center for “Project Hope Restored”;
- $1,000 to Huron Shores Genealogical Society for the digitization of the Tawas Herald newspaper; and
- $500 to Iosco County Coats for Kids to provide coats and other winter items to alternative education students in Iosco County.
Community Improvement grants for 2020 were awarded from the Iosco County Community Improvement Fund, Iosco County Health Care Initiative Fund, Iosco County Spendable Tobacco Settlement Fund, and Iosco County Arts and Humanities Fund.
The next deadline for grant opportunities through ICCF is with the Youth Advisory Council grant. Applications are due February 1, 2021. 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.