The Iosco County Community Foundation (ICCF) recently awarded eight new grants totaling $14,807 to area nonprofits for programs and projects that benefit Iosco County through its Community Improvement Grant program.
“Through several different funds at ICCF, we’re 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. “Several of these grants reflect the importance of addressing issues at their root causes, and support projects which aim to do that.”
New grants approved on May 22 by the ICCF Board of Directors include:
Community Improvement grants for 2019 were awarded from the Iosco County Community Improvement Fund, the Iosco County Health Care Initiative Fund, the Iosco County Spendable Tobacco Settlement Fund, and the 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, 2020. 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 make a donation or learn more about how community foundations work, visit www.iccf-online.org.