ALPENA—The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) recently awarded a new round of community grants covering a four-county area that includes Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties. The Board of Trustees recently approved 58 new grants totaling $70,728. Of that amount, $53,822 was awarded in Community Impact Grants and $16,906 was awarded in grants from the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC). Grants were approved on September 13, 2016.
New Community Impact Grants are:
My Brother’s Hope – awarded $100 to purchase products for the Alcona High School Roar Store.
My Brother’s Hope – awarded $200 for Back to School Backpacks.
My Brother’s Hope – awarded $200 for Winter Hats, Gloves, Snowpants and Coats.
My Brother’s Hope – awarded $500 for the Covering Seats and Souls project.
Alcona Community Schools/Alcona Elementary – awarded $1,000 for the We are Sensory Strong project.
Atlanta Congregational Church/The Baby Basket – awarded $500 for Laundry and Cleaning Supplies.
Hillman Community Schools/Hillman High School – awarded $3,507 for the Hillman High School Orchard Project.
Posen Consolidated Schools – awarded $715 for the Dave Ramsey Personal Finance High School Program.
Posen Consolidated Schools – awarded $1,100 for the Reading Rewards Program.
Posen Consolidated Schools – awarded $1,000 for the Choir for Posen High School Project.
St. Ignatius School – awarded $1,000 for the Making Math Relevant, Rigorous, and Possible for Every Student project.
Rogers Elementary School P.T.O. – awarded $5,000 for the Playground Project.
Child and Family Services of NEMI – awarded $500 for Operation Good Cheer.
Susan Lane Foundation – awarded $500 for the US 23 Heritage Haiku 2016 project.
Huron Humane Society – awarded $1,000 for the Cats for Companionship Project.
Foster Closet of MI – awarded $500 for Supplies for Children.
Association of Lifelong Learners – awarded $1,000 for the Portable Hearing Assist Devices project.
District Health Dept. #4 – awarded $2,000 for the Girls on the Run of the Sunrise Side Program.
APS/Lincoln Elementary – Awarded $1,500 for Lincoln School Robotics.
APS/Wilson Elementary – awarded $1,000 for Chromebooks for Education.
Child and Family of Northwest MI – awarded $2,000 for the Third Level Teen Closet.
Child and Family Services of NE MI – awarded $2,000 for the Outdoor Playground Equipment and Fences for Playground project.
Target Alpena 2000 Corporation – awarded $1,500 for the Welcome to Alpena Signs.
Thunder Bay Trails Association – awarded $2,500 toward the Snowmobile Project.
Boys and Girls Club of Alpena – awarded $2,500 for the AmeriCorps Service Learning Youth Volunteer Corps Team Leader project.
Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan – awarded $5,000 for the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign.
Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary – awarded $4,000 for the Lake Huron Discovery Tour.
Northeast Michigan Center for Fine Arts/Art in the Loft – awarded $2,500 for the R.E.A.C.H. Program.
Thunder Bay Arts Council – awarded $2,500 for the 45th Anniversary Celebration.
Boy Scouts of American/Michigan Crossroads Council – awarded $2,000 for the Comprehensive Youth Development Project.
Shelter Inc. dba Hope Shores Alliance –awarded $2,500 for the Technology and Operations Update Project.
Thunder Bay Theatre, Inc. – awarded $2,000 for the Furnace Replacement.
Community Impact Grants are awarded through three different grant cycles throughout the year. Funding for grants during this cycle comes from CFNEM’s Community Endowment Fund (which also include grants from the Genite Family Fund, Chuck & Kathy Ingle Fund, Lappan Fund, Neva Nelson Memorial Fund, Panel Processing Fund, Reitz Family Fund, Stevens Fund, Weinkauf Fund and Wilson Family Fund), the Ann M. Kuntz Fund (for projects supporting Presque Isle youth), the Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Eustis Memorial Fund and the Montmorency County General Fund.
Also approved on September 13 was the ninth, and largest round of grants so far from the Women’s Giving Circle. 26 grants totaling $16,906 were awarded and include:
Northeast Michigan Community Partnership –awarded $200 for the Circle of Parents Project.
United Way of NE MI – awarded $200 for the Presque Isle County Project Connect.
Salvation Army (of Alpena) – awarded $400 to purchase tables for the Summer At-Risk Supplies project.
American Red Cross of Northern MI – awarded $375 for Disaster Relief.
Alpena Community Concert Association/Delta Kappa Gamma – awarded $725 for the Literacy for the Newborns and Families project.
Alpena County Library – awarded $500 to purchase books for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten project.
Atlanta Congregational Church – awarded $500 for the Baby Basket Personal Care Project.
Child and Family Services of Northeastern Michigan – awarded $500 for the Mom’s Day Out project.
Alcona Citizens for Health/Alcona Health Center – awarded $1,000 for the Children’s Advocacy Center of NE MI Victim/Family Waiting Area Update project.
District Health Dept. #4 – awarded $1,000 for the Girls on the Run Sunrise Side project.
Alpena First United Methodist Church – awarded $500 to purchase textbooks for the Public Library for Dnatho Farms Settlement in Kenya.
Mitten Women Productions, Inc. – awarded $100 for the Conversation with Mardi Jo Link project.
Mitten Women Productions, Inc. – awarded $250 for the Life in Mikado Documentary project.
Alpena Public Schools/AHS – awarded $500 for the Varsity Women’s Locker/Team Room project.
Alpena Public Schools/AHS Wildcat Robotics – awarded $750 for the 2017 First Robotics project.
AMAESD/Great Start Collaborative – awarded $1,000 for the Infant Care Bags project.
Boys and Girls Club of Alpena – awarded $1,000 for the SMART Girls project.
Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan – awarded $1,200 for the Operation Barrier Free project.
Foster Closet of MI – awarded $1,000 for Foster Closet Supplies.
Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan – awarded $1,000 for the Closing Costs Assistance Program.
Hillman Community Schools – awarded $300 to purchase supplies for the Women Exploring Woodworking project.
Huron Humane Society – awarded $200 toward the Protect Displaced Animals project.
NEMI Center for Fine Arts/Art in the Loft – awarded $1,000 for the R.E.A.C.H. Culinary Arts Program.
RedSky Raptor Center – awarded $206 for the Educational Supplies for School-Aged Children project.
Rogers City Public Schools/PTO – awarded $500 for the Elementary School Playground.
Shelter Inc./Hope Shores Alliance – awarded $2,000 for the Feed Project.
The next opportunity for submitting grant applications is through the Community Impact Grant and the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) Grant. The application deadline for both opportunities is Monday, October 17. Applications are available at www.cfnem.org.
The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is a charitable organization committed to providing people who care about the future of our area with unique and effective ways of supporting their community now, and for generations to come. 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 corporations 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.cfnem.org or call 989-354-6881; toll-free: 877-354-6881.