The Community Foundation of Marquette County

is a nonprofit that....

Addresses COMMUNITY opportunities

Provides GRANT OPPORTUNITIES to local nonprofit organizations

Builds ENDOWMENT FUNDS that benefit our community forever and help create personal legacies

Provides SCHOLARSHIPS to Marquette County area graduating seniors and individuals pursuing higher education

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Clean Energy Initiative

Michigan is in the midst of a major energy transition, which includes greater reliance on renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, and reductions in energy demand through a variety of energy efficiency improvements. This "clean energy" transition presents opportunities and challenges that are felt acutely at the community level. Community foundations are well-positioned to help successfully address such challenges and opportunities.

With this grant from Mott Foundation, the Community Foundation of Marquette County created energy information materials, developed three demonstration sites that illustrate energy efficiency and renewable energy practices, and convened an energy awareness community event.

These outreach efforts serve to educate the community on the benefits of clean energy, share environmental and economic benefits documented from project demonstration sites. Key partners of the Initiative include: the Superior Watershed Partnership, Michigan Energy Options and Range Bank.

Great Lakes One Water

The Community Foundation of Marquette County has joined four other community foundations in the Lake Superior/Upper Peninsula region to release an action plan designed to protect the water resources of the region by limiting the impact of extreme weather events and flooding. The Resilient Future Project seeks to build a community of civic and municipal leaders with the vision and drive to identify and implement strategies to better prepare for severe storm events.

Click on the photo for more information about the Great Lakes One Water Project

1988

Founded

$17 M

Endowed Assets 

$6.8M

Grants & Scholarships

162

Funds

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