The Community Foundation of Marquette County awarded over $73,000 in grant checks to successful applicants of the 2018 competitive grant cycle. Community funds generated through a multitude of local donor gifts invested wisely over the last 30 years produced funds for Big Bay, Gwinn, Ishpeming, Negaunee and Marquette.
Grants from a number of these funds were distributed for varied projects throughout Marquette County. 115 applications produced a total 79 grants with projects ranging from an indoor rock-climbing wall for Negaunee Public Schools to funding for the Prime Time Family Reading Program at Peter White Public Library. The new venue allowed easier access for media to grant recipients, resulting in two very nice articles in the Mining Journal and a story run by TV6. It was a great opportunity for grant recipients to share their stories. Please click here for a listing of the grants.
Will we have six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Who knows? Punxsutawney Phil is a groundhog, not a meteorologist! This year Phil and all other craft beer lovers will be invited to the Community Foundation of Marquette County’s second annual Blind Groundhog Beer Sampling. The event will be hosted by the Marquette Area Community Fund (“MAC”), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation of Marquette County, on February 2, 2018, at the Marquette Regional History Center from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
During the event, guests will enjoy “blind” samples of brews selected by UP brewers. At the end of the evening, each of the brews will be revealed. Border Grill food, great beers, wine and lots of fun!
The event is intended to help to raise money for the Community Foundation Grants Program, which provides grants to many local charities.
Must be 21 or older to participate in sampling. Valid ID is required at the door.
Join us on November 2nd at 6:00 PM for an entertaining evening as the River Rock Banquet Center is transformed into a 1950's diner. Enjoy burgers, fries, soda pop and ice cream served by some of the spunkiest, sassiest and down right hilarious local actors and actresses you've ever seen! Musical entertainment provided by members of the Negaunee Male Chorus. Tickets are $30 each and are available at: TruNorth Credit Union Ishpeming branch, Community Foundation of Marquette County office at 250 N. McClellan, Stewared & Sheridan, 205 S. Main St. Ishpeming, and Crock & Rocker in Michigamme and on Eventbrite.