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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Stories are meant to be shared. Check out "Passion with a Purpose" for some great stories on unique giving, all of which are making our communities a better place to live! http://www.cfnem.org/resources/passion-with-a-purpose.html More →

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Two full truckloads of food will help out a lot of people in need in Iosco County. The Youth Advisory Council from our Iosco County Community Foundation supported Good News Ministries in Whittemore with a $2,400 grant this to purchase food for people in their communities. There is so much need. More →

Thursday, July 12, 2018

A new, interactive gaming table at the Presque Isle District Library is resulting in more people coming into the library, and that's a great thing to see! A Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council grant provided funds to purchase the table. More →

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

We are so glad that three of our very own Youth Advisory Council members from Ogemaw County (in our North Central Michigan affiliate) were able to attend this conference. What a great opportunity to build on leadership skills and bring inspiration for youth philanthropy right back to our communities! https://www.michiganfoundations.org/news/july-2-2018?utm_source=CMF+Members+-+ALL&utm_campaign=c283567369-7_3_17_Weekly_Download_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6b906b4175-c283567369-103777765#youth More →

Monday, July 9, 2018

Community Impact Grant applications for projects and programs in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties are due July 16! Nonprofits with eligible projects can apply here: http://www.cfnem.org/grants/community-impact-grants.html More →

Saturday, July 7, 2018

It's always fun to see our grantees out in the community! Alcona's Robotics Team 5525, the Toolcats, rigged their robot with a candy shooter for three Alcona County parades this 4th of July week, including today's kids parade in Harrisville. How cool! More →

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Congratulations to the Alpena Rotary Club on the opening of the Splash Park! What a wonderful thing for our community! More →

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July to all! More →

Thursday, June 28, 2018

These might just look like lights, but these photos show the necessary upgrades for Alpena Public Schools stadium. CFNEM grants provided funding support for brand new stadium lights to replace outdated and sometimes non-working lights. Nice! More →

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Don't miss out on Thunder Bay Theatre's latest production, "All Shook Up." Sounds like a great show! CFNEM funding helps support the theatre's summer programs. http://www.thealpenanews.com/life/2018/06/all-shook-up-opening-at-tbt/ More →

Monday, June 25, 2018

It’s not often when we can share “works in progress” photos, but these are great! A CFNEM Community Impact grant provided support for a new roof on the St. Vincent de Paul building in Alcona County. This organization does so much for the community! It’s great to see them able to update their facility to meet their needs. More →

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Just a reminder, we have two grant opportunities with deadlines coming up quick! We are accepting grant applications for the summer 2018 grant cycles of our Community Impact Grant, and the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) Grant. All non-profit agencies with a 501(c)(3) IRS designation, schools, churches (for non-religious purposes) and government agencies serving the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle are invited to apply. Community Impact Grants are for a broad range of projects and programs. The maximum grant request amount is $5,000. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 16. Women’s Giving Circle Grants are for projects and programs that address issues important to women in Northeast Michigan. The maximum grant request amount is $2,000. The deadline to apply for WGC grants is Monday, July 2. Applications and guidelines for both grant opportunities are available at www.cfnem.org where they may be completed online and submitted via email, or printed for completion. If applications are mailed, they must be postmarked by the grant deadline date and sent to the CFNEM office at P.O. Box 495, Alpena, MI 49707. Applicants may also call the Community Foundation office for more information at 1-877-354-6881. More →

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The 8th grade curriculum at Thunder Bay Junior High School includes “The Diary of Anne Frank”. What a great opportunity for students to hear from Judy Sima, whose mother escaped Germany during the Holocaust. Project Director Dawn Gentry says the students “were very curious, very engaged, and wanted to know more about it.” The program also included an evening presentation at Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, with standing room only. A CFNEM grant provided support to the Thunder Bay Arts Council & Gallery to help make the programs happen. More →

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Congrats to our 2018 scholarship recipients! Over $500,000 is being awarded this year in scholarships to students from across our nine-county service area! At our 23rd annual recognition luncheon, the crowd heard from keynote speaker, Adam Crowell. His words were incredibly inspiring. Check out the whole story! #CFNEMScholars2018 http://www.cfnem.org/resources/news/community-foundation-awards-nearly-500000-in-area-scholarships.html More →

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The new sculpture on Chisholm is beautiful, and now Art Vision Alpena is raising funds to create more sculptures along Alpena's Bi-Path over the next 50 years! You can see the full article @ http://www.thealpenanews.com/life/2018/06/art-vision-alpena-means-more-public-art/. Interested in supporting the Art Vision Alpena Endowment Fund to support this great project? Make a gift here: http://www.cfnem.org/funds/give.html?fund=991 More →

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

It rained cats and dogs on race day, but over 200 girls from northeast Michigan in the Girls on the Run Sunrise Side program ran in the Color Me Awesome 5K. A Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle grant helped fund this project. Way to go girls, and kudos to their amazing coaches! More →

Monday, June 18, 2018

Another great program from a grantee in our North Central Michigan Community Foundation affiliate's service area! Families in Oscoda County had the chance to get their creative juices flowing through Oscoda County Library's "Puppets & Poetry" program this spring. "This project ended up being included as part of our new program that serves families with children on the Autism spectrum," said project organizer Beth Barron. "We had a few children attend that are part of this group, and it was awesome to see them participating in ways that they normally would not. The music and the puppets gave them an outlet to express themselves in a new way." More →

Friday, June 15, 2018

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Happening now! #CFNEMScholars2018 are hearing from keynote speaker Adam Crowell at our 23rd annual scholarship luncheon. More →

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Tomorrow we will honor this year’s CFNEM scholarship recipients where many will have the unique opportunity to meet the donors, or a representative or family member of the donor, who made their award possible. We’re challenging our recipients to share photos of themselves on social media at the luncheon with #CFNEMScholars2018. Search the hashtag tomorrow and beyond to see what they share! More →

Thursday, June 14, 2018

What a fun experience for kids at Hinks Elementary to travel to Mackinac Island! This quote from Alicia Gembel is great... "My favorite part of this trip is taking the students to the Grand Hotel. The hotel provides us with a huge buffet, which allows the kids to try foods they never would. We had several decide to try oysters! I can't think of one that liked them, but they tried!" We love the adventurous spirit, kids! We are so proud to be able to support this adventure through a grant! More →

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Progress on Alpena’s new Splash Park is moving on-schedule, but a change in State law has left the Rotary Club of Alpena, which has already raised $200K for the project, looking to raise an additional $5,000 to complete the project. If you are interested in helping to reach this $5,000 fundraising goal, you can make a donation to the Rotary Splash Park Fund at http://www.cfnem.org/funds/give.html?fund=957. You can also drop off checks or cash at the Community Foundation at 100 N. Ripley, OR donate cash at Neiman’s Family Market (after 4 p.m. today), where they’ll match first $500! More →

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Such a cool program! The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library is hosting a teen summer reading program starting June 25th. Our Northeast MI Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) is helping to fund this program for their fellow youth. If you know someone who would benefit from this program, check it out! http://www.thealpenanews.com/life/2018/06/library-announces-summer-reading-program-for-teens/ More →

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@CFNEM • Jul 15

Two full truckloads of food will help out a lot of people in need in Iosco County. The Youth Advisory Council from… https://t.co/tmBa83eOHd

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jul 12

A new, interactive gaming table at the Presque Isle District Library is resulting in more people coming into the li… https://t.co/Dq84KjQtJ9

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jul 7

It's always fun to see our grantees out in the community! Alcona's Robotics Team 5525, the Toolcats, rigged their r… https://t.co/1bEX5Ptt1Y

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 28

These might just look like lights, but these photos show the necessary upgrades for Alpena Public Schools stadium.… https://t.co/OsdjogVP9w

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 25

It’s not often when we can share “works in progress” photos, but these are great! A CFNEM Community Impact grant pr… https://t.co/g1I7k6olzu

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 21

The 8th grade curriculum at Thunder Bay Junior High School includes “The Diary of Anne Frank”. What a great opportu… https://t.co/BEUYK88lSL

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 20

Congrats to our 2018 scholarship recipients! Over $500,000 is being awarded this year in scholarships to students f… https://t.co/Lca8mIc0W8

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 19

The new sculpture on Chisholm is beautiful, and now Art Vision Alpena is raising funds to create more sculptures al… https://t.co/hGSJQpxk4x

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 19

It rained cats and dogs on race day, but over 200 girls from northeast Michigan in the Girls on the Run Sunrise Sid… https://t.co/DzA88cBk3N

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 18

Another great program from a grantee in our North Central Michigan Community Foundation affiliate's service area!… https://t.co/GwPqHpx3Ux

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 14

What a fun experience for kids at Hinks Elementary to travel to Mackinac Island! This quote from Alicia Gembel is g… https://t.co/EZBlsuzmOo

CF for Northeast MI

@CFNEM • Jun 12

Such a cool program! The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library is hosting a teen summer reading program s… https://t.co/eyYjDsZ88Y

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@CFNEM • Jun 12

Looking for something cool to do this weekend? Why not check out the Alpena Blues Festival on Saturday? We are prou… https://t.co/THCso0reM7

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@CFNEM • May 30

Congratulations to Nancy Huck on being named… https://t.co/t15nqDnIh7

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@CFNEM • May 30

Congratulations to Nancy Huck on being named the Iosco County Community Foundation's 2018 Philanthropist of the Year!

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@CFNEM • May 30

Congratulations to Nancy Huck on being named… https://t.co/PSpKoG5XhK

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@CFNEM • May 29

Thank you Habitat for Humanity/ReStore Northeast Michgan for recognizing CFNEM on your new trailer! We are honored,… https://t.co/Yau44IHD1m

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@CFNEM • May 29

This is a really cool grant made by our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate! https://t.co/N5ew9GeZnU

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@CFNEM • May 27

The tour season for the Lady Michigan is open through Alpena Shipwreck Tours! These Posen students were the first t… https://t.co/sOoQ1mGD5X

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@CFNEM • May 11

Julie has some cool kicks!! Women's Giving Circle rocks! https://t.co/3JyI1MZbOU

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