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33 YEARS OF LOCAL PHILANTHROPY

Total Community Foundation Assets: $21.7 Million

New endowed funds established in 2020

Total endowed funds held by CFMC

Local affiliates collaborating in Marquette County

$ in grants given in Marquette County in 2020

$ million in grants awarded since 1988

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Shiras Institute supports Playground For All

Shiras Institute supports Playground For All

On Wednesday, October 20, representatives from the Shiras Institute presented a check to the Marquette Playground for All Committee for $15,000.  This donation will help fund the playground that will be built as an enhanced replacement of the current Kids Cove...

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2021 Catalyst Award Recipients Announced

2021 Catalyst Award Recipients Announced

Each year, the Foundation Board of Trustees nominates individuals, organizations, and businesses to receive Catalyst Awards. A Catalyst Award recognizes the efforts of those that build community through volunteerism or philanthropy and inspire others to do the same –...

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Paul F. Blewett Legacy Funds Distribute Over $75,000

Paul F. Blewett Legacy Funds Distribute Over $75,000

The Paul F. Blewett Legacy Funds were established at the Community Foundation of Marquette County in 2010, to provide support to multiple local and regional organizations that Paul cared most about. This year, a total of $ 76,192.65 was distributed. Following the...

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Johanna Pohjala Fund for Weavers : Fund Spotlight

Johanna Pohjala Fund for Weavers : Fund Spotlight

A loom made by Matt Riihinen in Negaunee during the winter of 1945-1946. Photo courtesy of Christine Simonen This loom has a fascinating history, and helped inspire the Johanna Pohjala Fund for Weavers, a field of interest fund established at the Community Foundation...

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

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.”

Todd Poquette, 906 Adventure Team