Fall 2023 Gwinn Grant Cycle
Grant funding available for nonprofit organizations with projects and programs in Southern Marquette. Priority will be given to projects that impact local communities and populations with the greatest need.
Contact our Program Associate, Emma Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Application open: September 1-29
35 YEARS OF LOCAL PHILANTHROPY
Total Community Foundation Assets: $22.5 Million
New endowed funds established in 2022
Total endowed funds held by CFMC
Local affiliates collaborating in Marquette County
$ in grants given in Marquette County in 2022
$ million in grants awarded since 1988
In 2021, the Jumpstart a Heart campaign was organized by the Marquette County Law Enforcement Administrators and Association (MCLEAA) and the Community Foundation of Marquette County to replace the automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for law enforcement units...
North Star Montessori Academy students, who are enjoying the school'sbrand new laundry room, made a sign to thank the Community Foundationand the donor who sponsored the project. Finding solutions to community needs, whether they’re large or small, usually takes time,...
Waino Liuha receives an award from United Way of Marquette CountyCampaign Co-Chair Walt Lindala, in 2006. When you ask people in the community what they remember about Waino Liuha, they light up. Waino may have passed in 2013, but his spirit is still alive,...
Ray Leverton with Jason Chapman, Ishpeming City Council member, displaying the tribute from the State of Michigan recognizing Ray for his lifelong service to the community. Photo courtesy of the City of Ishpeming Ishpeming lost one of its dearest community members on...
Katie Hardy, executive director, Six Feet Over; Zosia Eppensteiner, CEO, CFMC;and Dave Aro, who established the Marquette County Suicide Survivors Support Fund. Six Feet Over, a nonprofit based in Detroit that provides suicide support and prevention services, recently...
The Community Foundation would like to remember Charles P. “Snook” Smith, a longtime Ishpeming resident who passed away on December 27, 2022 at the age of 94. A husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa, Charles leaves behind “a legacy of songs, stories, memories and...
906 Adventure Team
“We submitted for a grant for the 906 Bench Team to help put together a bike team for the Marquette County kids.The grant has given us the opportunity to go out and purchase a trailer that basically made our whole operation mobile so the kids don’t necessarily come to us. We can get to the kids…The transformation you see in them physically, emotionally, socially is amazing.”