Our Stories

by | Oct 15, 2020

Donor Stories

2020 Grant Recipients Announced

2020 Grant Recipients Announced

The Community Foundation of Marquette County, including four affiliate funds – Negaunee, Greater Ishpeming, Marquette, and Gwinn Area – granted a total of $58,334 this year in the annual competitive grant cycle. Forty-one percent ($24,000) was awarded to programs that...

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Clark Lambros’ Beach Park Fund Donor Story

Clark Lambros’ Beach Park Fund Donor Story

It’s Tuesday afternoon, and Vango’s is alive with friendly conversation and the warm smell of pizza dough. The Marquette restaurant has served as a gathering spot for the community for decades, in large part because of the generous and dedicated work of Michele...

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Matt Davidson Donor Story

Matt Davidson Donor Story

On March 1, 2017, the Matt Davidson Memorial Scholarship Fund, a permanent endowment, was established at the Community Foundation of Marquette County with gifts received from family and friends. This fund will be used primarily to provide scholarships to graduating...

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Grantee Stories

Range Bank Clean Energy Fund

Range Bank Clean Energy Fund

Grants from the Range Bank Clean Energy Fund support energy transition programs and initiatives in Marquette County including, but not limited to, greater reliance on renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, reductions in energy demand through a variety of...

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COVID-19 Community Response Fund

COVID-19 Community Response Fund

On March 19, 2020, nine days after Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Michigan, we partnered with United Way of Marquette County and announced the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. A dedicated committee of volunteers began meeting weekly to review and...

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Youth Advisory Committee Stories

Just Believe

Just Believe

Delight Hill, with Just Believe, stopped by to discuss her work with sun safety programs in the community and to make ultraviolet detecting bead bracelets.

YAC Hats!

Amanda Matznick, Owen Morton, Levi Giroux, Spencer Giroux and Myah McNabe help make and deliver winter hats to the local Salvation Army.