What a journey we’ve been on the past 29 years! In 1988 several visionary community leaders started the Marquette Community Foundation. Their dream was to create a permanent community endowment—one that would be built over time by gifts and bequests from individuals, families and organizations. Now, almost 30 years later, that dream is still being realized.
Today, it is our continuing mission to enhance the lives of all Marquette County citizens by providing funding to programs that support nonprofits in every corner of the County.
We are people who believe in people. Our approach is driven by community need and the belief in people’s potential to improve the quality of life for everyone. The Community Foundation of Marquette County collaborates with local nonprofit organizations to maximize positive impact in our communities.
Our founders charted the course we follow today and, as this fiscal year 2016 report shows, we have much to celebrate: $907,904 in gifts received, $737.067 in grants made, and 8 new funds established. Our assets now total over $16,000,000! Together, we have been moving philanthropy forward in so many positive ways. We hope you will continue on the journey with us.
Maura and Gail