West End Business After Hours

Please join the Greater Ishpeming and Negaunee Area Community Funds as they host a Business After Hours

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 • Ski Hall of Fame & Museum

In a collaborative effort, the Greater Ishpeming and Negaunee Area Community Funds are planning to host a Business After Hours event on Wednesday evening, November 7th at the Ski Hall of Fame. Several non-profit organizations will be highlighted and attendees will vote for the non-profit of their choice. The non-profit that receives the most votes will receive a $3,000 grant from the Ishpeming and Negaunee Funds! You do not want to miss this opportunity to help a local organization!


2018 Annual Celebration

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.


2018 Grant Distribution Event at Presque Isle Park a smashing success! 

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.