On Monday June 5th, 2017 at the Kaufman Auditorium, the Community Foundation of Marquette County announced the recipients of the 2017 competitive grant cycle. Community funds generated through a multitude of local donor gifts invested wisely over the last 28 years produced funds for Big Bay, Gwinn, Ishpeming, Negaunee and Marquette and were distributed for a number of varied projects. Ninety-eight applications produced a total of fifty-eight grants with projects ranging from a summer bike program for at-risk youth in Marquette to funding to assist Marquette County residents who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The Gwinn Area Community Fund granted a total of $2,169.38, the Greater Ishpeming Area Community Fund granted $8,450.00, the Marquette Area Community Fund granted $48,055.00, and the Negaunee Area Community Fund granted $17,895.00. The grand total of all the distributions was $76,569.38.
Pictured above are CFMC Board member Jim Hewitt and Marquette YAC members with grant recipients: Karen Wolf with Lake Superior Village Youth and Family Center, Todd Backlund with Environmental/Agricultural Projects for Negaunee Public Schools, Jim O'Brien with Pine Mountain Music Festival, and Kay Bammert with Silver Creek Church.
•For a full listing of our Spring 2017 Grants click here
$150.00 - Ishpeming Fourth of July Celebration, Ishpeming Independence Day Inc.
$150.00 - Wesley United Methodist Church, Wesley United Methodist Church
$300.00 - Hematite Power Packs, Ishpeming Public School District No. 1
$300.00 - Lego Club, Forsyth Township Public Library
$350.00 - Prime Time Family Reading Time 2017, Peter White Public Library
$375.00 - Superior Arts Youth Theater Technology for Educating Youth, Superior Arts Youth Theater
$500.00 - Silver Sampler, Marquette Senior and Handicapped Center
$640.00 - Camp New Day, Camp New Day U.P.
$700.00 - Yellow Dog River Community Forest Development, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve Inc.
$750.00 - Volunteer Training and Recognition, Pregnancy Services of Marquette Inc. dba Care Clinic
$792.52 - Camp Michigamme, Michigamme United Methodist Institute
$1,000.00 - 2017 North Country Trail Association Annual Celebration, North Country Trail Association Incorporated
$1,000.00 - 5/11/17 Robogators: FIRST Tech Challenge Middle School Robotics Team--2017 Fall Season, Northstar Academy
$1,000.00 - Feeding a Hungry Neighbor, Hope Free Evangelical Lutheran Church
$1,000.00 - Group Exercise Room Equipment, YMCA of Marquette County
$1,000.00 - IHS Cross Country and Track Uniforms, Ishpeming Public School District No. 1
$1,000.00 - Lake Superior Village Youth and Family Center, Inc., Lake Superior Village Youth and Family Center, Inc.
$1,000.00 - Let's Build Together this Summer!, Richmond Township Library
$1,000.00 - Lost Creek Trail and Langford Link Trail Project, Noquemanon Trails Network
$1,000.00 - Silver Creek Neighborhood Block Party, Silver Creek Church
$1,100.00 - Project Graduation 2017, Marquette Area Public Schools
$1,250.00 - Repair Flood damage to Janzen House ESP Homeless Shelter area, Janzen House Inc
$1,300.00 - Marquette Area Free Family/Children's Concerts, Pine Mountain Music Festival
$1,450.00 - Marquette Maritime Museum Children's Corner, Marquette Maritime Museum
$1,480.00 - Music For All Kids equipment, The Cedar Tree Institute
$1,500.00 - Assuring a Safe Sanctuary, Women's Center
$1,500.00 - Fresh Start Program / Through Our Eyes Youth Photography / Youth Music Therapy, Great Lakes Recovery Centers
$1,600.00 - Girl Power Yoga, Big Brothers Big Sisters
$1,710.00 - Superior String Alliance Summer Music Camp 2017, Superior String Alliance, Inc
$2,000.00 - Assist people with the necessities of living., New Free Store
$2,000.00 - Brewing Up Job Opportunities for Adults with Employment Barriers, Lakestate Industries Inc.
$2,000.00 - Environmental/Agricultural Projects, Negaunee Public Schools
$2,000.00 - Equipping the New Recreation Center, Bay Cliff Health Camp
$2,000.00 - Fresh Coast Film Festival, Fresh Coast Film Festival
$2,000.00 - Sun/Skin Safety Awareness Program, Just Believe
$2,500.00 - Girl Scout Outdoor Experience, Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc.
$2,600.00 - Summer Cycle Program, Start the Cycle
$2,750.00 - Cancer Care of Marquette County (formerly Ishpeming Cancer Society), Cancer Care of Marquette County
$2,850.00 - 2017 Summer Musical, Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council
$3,000.00 - Bothwell Bands, Marquette Area Public Schools
$3,000.00 - Meeting the Need, Negaunee Public Library
$3,076.87 - Cleaning Up Marquette County and Back to School, St Anthony Catholic Church Parish
$3,395.00 - Technology for Better Care, Lake Superior Hospice Association
$3,500.00 - Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Repair Program, Marquette County Land Bank Authority
$5,000.00 - Marquette County After-School Mountain Bike Program, Range Mountain Bike Club
$6,000.00 - JJ Packs, Marquette Area Public Schools