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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Reminder! Scholarship applications for 2023 are open through March 1st. There are many different awards for all different types of students. More than $400,000 will be awarded this year in scholarships across northeast Michigan. Be sure to start and complete your application by the deadline date! Students in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency or Presque Isle Counties should look for the blue piggy bank: https://www.cfnem.org/scholarships/ Students in Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Ogemaw or Oscoda Counties, or Mackinaw City should look for the green piggy bank: https://www.cfnem.org/iccf/scholarships/apply-for-scholarships.html

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Howard French was the Community Foundation's first Executive Director, back when our name was Northeast Michigan Community Foundation. He was a driving force in the establishment of CFNEM and remains a large and significant part of the Foundation's history. Our gratitude, thoughts and well wishes are with Mr. Howard's family and friends. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/howard-french-obituary?id=39026906

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Little things are big things. In December, the Mikado Goodfellows hosted a special Christmas event where children could come to meet Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, get a bag of candy and a special gift, and enjoy punch and cookies. “No Child Without a Christmas” project organizer Kay Lovelace told us of a little boy who came with his parents to visit Santa. “He told us how thankful he was for having the opportunity to come to a nice place and be able to tell Santa what was on his list, get a bag of treats and a gift. He then said what he was really thankful for was his mom and dad. He said his parents told him how thankful he should be to be able to come and see Santa because some children do not get that opportunity. He then turned around and asked Santa if he should leave his gift for the kids who couldn't come to see him. Melts my heart to think someone that young is thinking about the children who do not get a lot.” CFNEM grant funding helped support this project.

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

If you aren’t signed up for the Community Foundation’s e-news, you might be missing some news that matters to you! Sign up today to be in-the-know! http://bit.ly/3XTbk26

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Time is running out to submit nominations for the 2023 Iosco County Citizen of the Year and Junior Citizen of the Year awards. Nominating is easy, but you need to do it by March 1! Learn more at https://www.cfnem.org/iccf/about-us/community/citizen-of-the-year.html

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Monday, January 23, 2023

A friendly reminder for our Iosco County nonprofits: Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant applications are due February 1. Nonprofits with youth-related projects and programs serving Iosco County are encouraged to apply online at https://www.cfnem.org/iccf/grants/yac-grants.html.

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Attention Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City nonprofits! Grant Applications are due March 15 for the Straits Area Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Spring 2023 grant cycle! 501(c)3 nonprofits, schools, churches (for nonreligious purposes), and government agencies are welcome to apply for grant funding for youth-related projects and programs serving Cheboygan County and/or Mackinaw City. Learn more and apply online at https://www.cfnem.org/sacf/grants/.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Don’t miss this year’s Thunder Bay International Film Festival January 26-30! This cool event brings cinema to Alpena, and features lots of great films to enjoy. Schedule and tickets available at thunderbayfriends.org or call 989-884-6200. https://thunderbayfriends.org/.../thunder-bay.../ The Community Foundation is proud to sponsor this year’s event! (We loved having this visit from Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary back in December to drop off our sponsorship package!)

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Monday, January 16, 2023

Applying for scholarships? Make sure you're in the right place. If you reside in or are graduating from a school in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency or Presque Isle Counties, look for the BLUE piggy bank and visit https://www.cfnem.org/scholarships/apply-for-scholarships.html. If you reside in or are graduating from a school in Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Ogemaw or Oscoda Counties, or Mackinaw City, visit https://affiliatecfnemscholarships.awardspring.com/. Applications must be complete and submitted by March 1!

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

With the help of a Women’s Giving Circle Grant, PoWeR! Book Bags could bring the joy of literacy to many children in Presque Isle and Montmorency in 2021 and 2022. Such a great program!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Attention Iosco County nonprofits! Our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is seeking grant applications for programs impacting youth in Iosco County. Nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)3 status, schools, churches or government entities are welcome to apply online at https://www.cfnem.org/iccf/grants/. The ICCF YAC grant deadline is February 1.

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Monday, January 9, 2023

We want to honor the unsung heroes in Iosco County and we need your help! Our Iosco County Community Foundation Affiliate is seeking nominations for the 2023 Iosco County "Citizen of the Year" and the NEW "Junior Citizen of the Year" to recognize Iosco County residents deserving acknowledgements for all the good they do in our communities. These two awards are meant to honor those who make a difference in Iosco County through charitable activities including volunteering; giving of their time, resources, and skills for the betterment of the community; fundraising leadership; and/or personal financial contributions. ICCF created the "Junior Citizen of the Year" award to recognize a young person with a charitable heart doing great things for their community. Nominating is easy! Find eligibility guidelines and nominate at https://bit.ly/3ylGODN! All nominations are due March 1, 2023. The awards will be presented at a special event hosted by the Community Foundation in May.

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Northeast Michigan, your generosity is amazing and humbling. On behalf of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan, each of our Affiliate Foundations, the nonprofits we serve, and all of our communities, we thank you for a wonderful 2022! This generosity made it possible for us to award more than $2.9 million in grants and scholarships, all for the betterment of our visitors, residents - today, and for future generations. Thank you!

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Friday, January 6, 2023

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Friendly reminder! Grant applications for the winter cycles of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan's Community Impact and Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grants are due January 15. Nonprofits serving Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle Counties are welcome to apply. Learn more and apply online. Start here: https://www.cfnem.org/grants/

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

Did you know that Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity does more than just build homes? They also help people in need to get access to needed services and products for their families through Project Connect. In 2022 they were able to serve 40% more people than the previous year. Two Straits Area Community Foundation grants provided funding to purchase personal hygiene items, diapers, baby wipes and giveaways through the event. Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Mandy Martin says “We had a new mother who had never attended before. She was able to receive support from so many agencies and she ended up with a new, installed car seat thanks to Child Advocacy Council. Sometimes people just need help to turn the corner and excel in life. We were able to help provide this for this new momma and many other community members.”

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Someone in Iosco County deserves some recognition for making a difference in their community. And YOU are needed to help the Iosco County Community Foundation honor them!

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Attention graduating seniors and college or trade school-bound students! The Community Foundation's 2023 Scholarship Application is now open. One application allows you to apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible. Applications are due March 1, 2023. Start your application today! Start here: https://www.cfnem.org/scholarships/apply-for-scholarships.html

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Sunday, January 1, 2023

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@CFNEM • Jan 30

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@CFNEM • Jan 25

A friendly reminder for our Iosco County nonprofits: Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant applications a… https://t.co/LHRvtCpYqI

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@CFNEM • Jan 23

Attention Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City nonprofits! Applications are due March 15 for the Straits Area Communi… https://t.co/XS8kJsUNwu

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@CFNEM • Jan 20

Don’t miss this year’s Thunder Bay International Film Festival January 26-30! Schedule and tickets available at… https://t.co/dKXTaXzG5w

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@CFNEM • Jan 20

RT @ThunderBayNMS: It's almost time for #filmfestival! In partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival, the Thunder Bay Internati…

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@CFNEM • Jan 13

Attention Iosco County nonprofits! Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant applications for programs impacting youth in… https://t.co/yPaXgVy4hj

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@CFNEM • Jan 4

Attention graduating seniors and college or trade school-bound students! The Community Foundation's 2023 Scholarshi… https://t.co/ZhLszgnKKt

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@CFNEM • Jan 3

This cool CFNEM grant-funded project, “Making High School Anatomy Accessible to ALL Students”, is doing just what i… https://t.co/5muUqFNsmk

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@CFNEM • Dec 9

Northeast Michigan's generosity shines brightly! Congrats to Besser Museum for NE MI for winning the Giving Tuesday… https://t.co/vKPrww974N

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@CFNEM • Nov 28

When the sun rises tomorrow, it will be Giving Tuesday at https://t.co/0mrWOdNbEi! Giving Tuesday Northeast Michiga… https://t.co/12QcnGwnku

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@CFNEM • Nov 23

Did you know 100% of your Giving Tuesday NE MI gift goes to the organization you choose? That’s right. Every last p… https://t.co/1O8LBArNJp

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@CFNEM • Nov 21

While we are hosting 62 local nonprofits for Giving Tuesday, you can also support some of your Community Foundation… https://t.co/UWt7jdXHLj

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@CFNEM • Nov 14

It's National Community Foundation Week! Locally, the Community Foundation for NE MI and our 3 Affiliate Foundation… https://t.co/ouoEPfjnGS

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@CFNEM • Nov 4

Attention grantseekers in Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties! The North Central Michigan Community Foundation’s Y… https://t.co/7h6ofhH0GT

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@CFNEM • Nov 2

Attention Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City nonprofits! The Straits Area Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Cou… https://t.co/CYl3ARnVPX

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@CFNEM • Nov 1

Attention Grant Seekers...don’t miss out on the opportunity for funding because you missed a deadline! See all of o… https://t.co/5f28pm8Dah

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@CFNEM • Oct 28

RT @HuronPines: We've partnered with the City of #Alpena to offer green solutions to #stormwater in the coastal community. Check out our st…

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@CFNEM • Oct 26

The biggest day of local giving is just 5 weeks away! Save the date for NOVEMBER 29, 2022, for Giving Tuesday North… https://t.co/o3QeTACS1S

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@CFNEM • Oct 25

“Food for Thought” was a two-year project of the NE Mich. Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative funded with help from… https://t.co/j1cWeTIEbU

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@CFNEM • Oct 7

With the rising prices of food, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church received a grant for its food pantry. Here, volun… https://t.co/pTalFpHyiI

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