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2020 SACF Annual Report

Check out this annual report for donors, grants, photos and more.

Raymond Plaunt Maritime Memorial Scholarship

Stories are meant to be shared

The second edition of our Community Foundation Storybook

Urgent Needs Fund

Urgent Needs Fund established to meet immediate needs of our region

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

This year we crossed a new milestone for the Community Foundation, with over $500,000 being awarded in scholarships for the first time in our history. And each of these awards is possible because of the generous donors who seek to impact future generations through college education and trade schools. Congratulations to all of the 2021 Scholarship recipients! https://bit.ly/3ycHtoD

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Monday, July 12, 2021

“Helen, we have to figure out what to do with our money.” Those are the words Carl Basel said to his wife Helen that started a tradition of giving; one that reflected a love of trees and forestry, and a great passion for northeast Michigan’s people. Foundation staff had the opportunity to chat with Carl in spring of 2019 as he was approaching his 100th birthday. He spoke often about his father, and the influence he had on so much of Carl’s life. “The best things he taught me were the importance of two things: honesty and integrity. Stick to what you believe in. Learn what you can about something, decide how you feel about it, then when you know you’re right, stand behind what you believe in.” Read our full story about Mr. Basel at https://www.cfnem.org/resources/passion-with-a-purpose-volume-ii.html

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Reminder: CFNEM Community Impact grants (for programs in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties) are due July 15, in just one week. Apply online at https://www.cfnem.org/grants/apply-for-grants.html.

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Independence Day from your friends at CFNEM!

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Your CFNEM Team got the chance to visit and tour Bois Blanc Island in the Straits Area! We were special guests of the Plaunt Family, which owns Plaunt Transportation, and the ferry that takes cars, groceries, mail, packages, people, and anything else that needs transporting from Cheboygan to the Island. (On our trip there we were accompanied by a truck loaded with cement blocks!) Beautiful island. Calm waters. Bright sunshine. A great family. A happy team. The Plaunt family established the Raymond Plaunt Maritime Memorial Scholarship in 2016. Check out their donor story at https://bit.ly/3Ae1f52.

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

This time, the ICCF #travelingcheck made its way to Ascension St. Joseph Foundation.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This time, our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate's traveling check made its way to Tri-County Agency Foundation to support a plastic use reduction program.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

From our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate...

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Heading to Rogers City? Be sure to check out the Sensory Art Walk - an interactive arts-based activity available to kids all summer, made possible by a CFNEM Community Impact grant to Presque Isle District Library.

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Friday, June 25, 2021

The 2021 Alpena Blues Festival was a success after its 2020 hiatus. This year's festival was held last weekend in downtown Alpena, and was supported through a CFNEM Community Impact grant. Good stuff!

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Village of Lincoln in Alcona County gave back to children and families this Easter season through a fun-filled day with an Easter Egg Hunt and a bike/helmet giveaway. How fun! A CFNEM grant helped purchase giveaway items to make this year’s event a success. Love these smiling faces.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

If you're headed to the Straits Area, check out the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum's newest exhibit, "The Women of the Mackinaw; Those Who Built, Those Who Served". This new exhibit was supported through a Straits Area Community Foundation grant to Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

What a cool project! A $2,000 Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) grant provided funds for the Huron Yogis program at Rogers City Area Schools. Through this project, students learned parts of Indian culture, as well as relaxation techniques and exercise through yoga workshops. The equipment purchased through the grant will remain with the school’s physical education department for future use.

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

What a great evening for over 200 people who participated in the Special Needs Prom: A Night to Remember at the APlex this spring, and as you can see they had an excellent time! A $1,500 CFNEM Community Impact Grant to the Park Family Foundation helped with funding for this cool event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHO3D_E9dTo

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Attention grant seekers! We are accepting applications for the CFNEM Community Impact Grant. Applications can be completed online at https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfnem until the grant deadline on July 15. CFNEM Community Impact Grants are for projects and programs that will benefit the residents of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and/or Presque Isle Counties, and are for a broad range of charitable areas of interest.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

We love to see Grant the Giving Tuesday Golden Goose having so much fun with the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena. Who knew he could hula hoop?!

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Our Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF) affiliate’s Youth Advisory Council awarded over $6,000 in new youth-related grants! These grants are supporting summer reading, writing and art programs; the City of Cheboygan Children’s Trail, and support for local schools’ food pantries and students closets, as well as others. See the full list of Straits Area grants for Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City at https://bit.ly/3yHBcm1.

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Monday, June 14, 2021

We want to wish a BIG congratulations to our 2021 graduating Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members! These incredible young people have devoted time, energy and insight to the Community Foundation’s YAC program, awarding grants, participating in community service activities, learning leadership skills, and growing as a new generation of philanthropists. We are proud of you and wish you all the best in your next chapter! https://vimeo.com/555247150

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Community Foundation is current accepting grant applications for the 2021 Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) Grant. These grants are for projects and programs supporting and addressing issues important to women in northeast Michigan. Nonprofits with programs benefitting Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties are welcome to apply. Please note: The 2021 WGC Grant applications are not available through our Online Grant Portal. Please visit https://www.cfnem.org/grants/womens-giving-circle-grants/ to view WGC Grant guidelines and to apply.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

One of the keys to being able to use resources available to families, is knowing those resources exist. Through the “Baby Connect” project of the Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District (AMAESD), families with infants received Baby Connect bags which included parent support materials, books, baby care items and self-care products. A Community Foundation grant provided funding for 100 of these bags to families in the AMAESD service area.

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@CFNEM • Oct 21

We love our YAC! And today, Alpena is filled with these awesome youth grantmakers from all across northeast Michiga… https://t.co/0KlmlKopG5

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@CFNEM • Apr 9

Spring is in the air (kind of)! To showcase a grant, and remind us that the flowers will bloom again, check out the… https://t.co/Abrumr73yn

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@CFNEM • Apr 8

When the Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency (IRESA) set a goal to get 100 children in Alcona and Iosco Count… https://t.co/fxOZvHryMv

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@CFNEM • Apr 6

Getting our young girls involved and excited about STEM and robotics…how cool! A Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving… https://t.co/CCGSuxoUVM

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@CFNEM • Mar 26

Thank you so much to BAC and all that came out to support the WGC! https://t.co/OVvF74M7jR

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@CFNEM • Mar 21

Sweat for a Cause is TOMORROW, March 22, and will support the Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle! https://t.co/7HXr3ImCXW

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@CFNEM • Mar 15

What a fun way to get the whole family involved in early childhood literacy! CFNEM is proud to support this great p… https://t.co/DlVKEIGpYy

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@CFNEM • Mar 12

Support CFNEM's Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle on March 22 at Bay Athletic Club's "Sweat for a Cause" at… https://t.co/0YNKYPrve2

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@CFNEM • Mar 11

Reminder! Board Basics is on March 20 in West Branch! Register by Friday! https://t.co/t3ZFIKvIG7

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@CFNEM • Mar 8

Check out these young, rising hockey stars! A grant to Cheboygan Hockey Association provided funding for new safety… https://t.co/2UJ5l4yzeT

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@CFNEM • Mar 6

Great things happen when people come together for the sake of others! A grant to Grant Lake Community Chapel, and s… https://t.co/1E6OUnm79F

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@CFNEM • Mar 1

Today is the final day to submit scholarship applications! https://t.co/a31uraRU3i

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@CFNEM • Feb 21

Congratulations to our North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) affiliate on winning the 2019 Visionary… https://t.co/WFxiMPUva5

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@CFNEM • Feb 21

These sweet kids from Hillman Community Schools are so happy to have new instruments so they could take band classe… https://t.co/WNftEawRPP

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@CFNEM • Feb 6

One of our newest funds is the first at the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan to support an international… https://t.co/QOLPY3M7og

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@CFNEM • Feb 6

The perfect picture for such an icy day in northeast Michigan. Stay safe friends! https://t.co/UJkpBM08O3

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@CFNEM • Feb 4

CFNEM Program Director Julie Wiesen gave a great presentation to the Alpena Rotary Club today, telling all about CF… https://t.co/RvXPJNuCcW

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@CFNEM • Jan 31

This looks like fun! Love INC of Oscoda County received a grant from our North Central Michigan Community Foundatio… https://t.co/tagI3Gy5NX

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@CFNEM • Jan 24

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@CFNEM • Jan 9

We can't "love" this enough times"! https://t.co/oOResB4oDQ

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