August 30, 2021
The North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) recently awarded 12 new grants totaling $17,088 to local nonprofits for programs and projects benefiting residents of Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties. The NCMCF Board of Trustees approved the 2021 Community Impact Grants on August 17.
Grants awarded include:
- $5,000 through two grants to Rayola Inc. to purchase duffel bags, quilts and supplies for children in the Michigan Foster Care system from the NCMCF service area;
- $2,500 to Ogemaw Hills Free Clinic’s Patient Assistance Program;
- $2,500 to Michigan Magazine Museum (dba Skyline Event Center) for their building safety project;
- $2,000 to Crawford AuSable Day Care and Preschool for expansion of their daycare program;
- $1,500 to Coalition of H.O.P.E. for a community concert event;
- $734 to Crawford County Community Christian Help Center for meals for families in need at Christmas time;
- $592 to C.O.O.R. Intermediate School District for the Iosco Great Start Collaborative Newborn Literacy Bags project;
- $592 to Ogemaw County Christian Fellowship for their food pantry and Good Samaritan Fund;
- $565 to AuSable Artisan Village to support the purchase of a new furnace;
- $552.50 to Friends 4 TNR, Inc. for the Trap, Neuter, Return program;
- $552.50 to West Branch First United Methodist Church for the GAP Ministries program and Kids Camps project.
NCMCF Community Impact Grants come from the Crawford County Community Needs Endowment Fund, Ogemaw County Community Needs Endowment Fund, Oscoda County Community Needs Endowment Fund and Monnie Orr Memorial Fund. Funding for some health-related grants also comes from the Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Tobacco Settlement Funds, as well as the Ogemaw County Health Care Initiative Fund and Oscoda County Health Care Initiative Fund.
The North Central Michigan Community Foundation is a charitable organization that serves as a catalyst and resource to inspire private giving for the betterment of Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties. 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 ncmcf.org.