The Community Foundation’s 2019 Grant Distribution will be held Wednesday, June 5th from 5:30-7p.m. at the Presque Isle Pavilion.
Thank you to all the sponsors and guests who attended our 2018 Annual Celebration!
This year, with the help of our attendees and Superior Watershed Partnership,
we were able to raise over $20,000 for a new K-12 Great Lakes Education Fund: The Marion VanderVeen Environmental Education Fund.
The purpose of this annual membership meeting is to hold board elections and review proposed amendments to the BYLAWS - August 2018 Amended and Restated.
Congratulations Peninsula Art Appreciation Council/Vista Theater!
On Wednesday evening, November 7th the Greater Ishpeming Area Community Fund and the Negaunee Area Community Fund held a Business After Hours event at the Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in Ishpeming. The event highlighted six nonprofits that competed for a $3,000 grant from the two funds. The community got a glimpse of what the Community Foundation does every grant cycle, those who attended were able to vote (with their dollars) for the nonprofits that they felt were most deserving. Each organization walked away a winner with the monies used to vote for their program. The overall winner of the $3,000 grant was the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council/Historic Vista Theater to launch the development of professionally written strategic plan for the organization which will not only help the theater, but will help enrich the community. Other participating nonprofits were, UPAWS, UP Children’s Therapy, Big Brother Big Sisters, US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, and the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association.