CFNEM announces $109K-plus in grants

ALPENA­ — The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) recently awarded a new round of community grants covering a four-county area that includes Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. The board of trustees recently approved 59 new grants totaling $109,447. Of that amount, $84,374 was awarded in Community Impact Grants, and $25,073 was awarded in grants from the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC).

New Community Impact Grants awarded are:

1. Iosco County Coats for Kids – $231 for the Coats for Alcona project;

2. Curtis Township Library – $900 for the 2019 Spring/Summer Programming project;

3. Alcona Community Schools – $3,027 for the Alcona Community Garden project;

4. Hillman Community Schools – $4,351 for the “Improving K-5 Literacy” project;

5. Village of Hillman – $2,591 for the VFW Hall new boiler, furnace and upgraded electricity;

6. Posen Consolidated Schools – $424 for the Test Incentives for High School project;

7. Posen Consolidated Schools – $1,000 to purchase laptops for the high school;

8. Posen Consolidated Schools – $1,100 for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Field Trip;

9. Rogers City Area Schools – $2,000 for the “Exploring Europe” project;

10. East Grand Lake Fire Department – $4,000 for the Communication 2019 project;

11. City of Rogers City – $5,000 for the Marina “Life Ring” project;

12. St. Ignatius Catholic School – $1,000 to purchase security doors;

13. Presque Isle District Library – $3,315 for the Northeast Exposure Music Series 2019;

14. Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle Educational School District – $780 for the Resiliency Bags project;

15. Presque Isle County Historical Museum – $2,000 for the “Mannequins and Signage for Uniform and Dress” exhibit;

16. Presque Isle Township Museum Society – $2,500 for Presque Isle Maritime Heritage Outdoor Interpretive Signage;

17. Rogers City Community Theatre – $5,000 for the Community Theatre Audio Access Enhancement project;

18. Alpena Gymnastics – $1,000 for the Tumble Track with Safety Mat;

19. Alpena Area Senior Citizens – $2,000 for the “It Takes a Community” project;

20. Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association – $912 for the Northern Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Education Initiative;

21. Boys and Girls Club of Alpena – $4,000 for the Youth Volunteer Corps Summer Program;

22. District Health Department #4 – $1,000 for the Caring Place Adult Day Care Center Program;

23. Friends Together – $1,500 to assist cancer patients with medical travel expenses;

24. Taking Pride in Alpena DBA South Bay – $1,000 for the 45th Parallel/Peter Pettalia Memorial Park project;

25. Thunder Bay Island Preservation Society – $1,000 for the Lantern Room Restoration;

26. Northeast Michigan Community Partnership – $396 for the “Power of Parenting” Resources project;

27. Temple Beth-El – $1,000 toward a security system;

28. Alpena Blues Coalition – $750 for the 16th Annual Alpena Blues Festival;

29. Association of Lifelong Learners at Alpena Community College – $1,500 to replace and upgrade program presentation equipment for live streaming;

30. Alpena Public Schools – $1,500 for the Wilson School Robotics Pit Stop project;

31. Thunder Bay Arts Council – $1,500 for the Eisenhower Dance Detroit program;

32. Besser Male Chorus – $1,000 for the Besser Male Chorus’ “Music to My Ears” program;

33. Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan – $4,000 for the “Many Inspired Steps: Apollo 11 Moon Landing” 50th Anniversary program;

34. Alpena County Plaza Pool – $5,000 for pool operations;

35. Friends of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary – $2,000 for the Northeast Michigan Student Shipwreck Tours project;

36. Huron Humane Society – $1,000 for the “A Way Home” Huron Humane Society Vehicle;

37. Northern Michigan Center for Fine Arts (Art in the Loft) – $1,000 for the Community Mural Project: Fish on the Run;

38. Shelter Inc., DBA Hope Shores Alliance – $2,000 for the Access to Meaningful Resources project;

39. United Way of Northeast Michigan – $1,000 for the School Clothes Initiative;

40. McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation – $1,500 for the Oncology Patient Navigator program.

Community Impact Grants are awarded through two different grant cycles throughout the year. Funding for grants during this cycle comes from CFNEM’s Community Impact Fund.

Also approved were grants that were recommended by the Youth Advisory Councils of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties, with 19 grants totaling $25,073 were awarded.

Those grants include:

1. Alcona Community Schools – $1,000 for the “Spanish Library” project;

2. Northeast Michigan Community Partnership – $2,500 for the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention for Alcona County RX Lock Boxes Initiative;

3. City of Alpena – $2,500 for the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board Duck Park Kayak project;

4. Immanuel Lutheran Church and School – $2,500 to support refinishing and covering the gym floor;

5. Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan – $2,500 for the 2019 Family Support Program;

6. Michigan District of Key Club – $1,190 for the Alpena Key Club;

7. Thunder Bay Arts Council – $1,100 for the Eisenhower Dance Detroit program;

8.Alpena Gymnastics – $1,000 for the Tumble Track with Safety Mat;

9. Northern Michigan Center for Fine Arts (Art in the Loft) – $900 for the annual Young Artist Exhibit;

10. Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan – $700 for the Art and Astronomy Free Family Fun Day;

11. Alpena Blues Coalition – $300 for the “Blues in the Schools” program;

12. Atlanta Community Schools – $2,500 for the “Exploring Europe” program;

13. Hillman Community Schools – $1,307 toward the 2019 Senior Class trip;

14. Industrial Arts Institute – $1,750 to purchase wireless network equipment;

15. Rogers City Schools – $1,750 for the “Exploring Europe” program;

16. Case Township – $500 for the Case Township Summer Youth Program;

17. Onaway Area Schools – $500 for the Civics Class Trip to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia;

18. Posen Consolidated Schools – $500 for the Posen STEM Fair;

19. Posen Consolidated Schools – $75 for high school test incentives.

The next opportunity for submitting grant applications is through the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle grant. The deadline to apply is July 1, and grants will be awarded to projects that support issues important to the women of Northeast Michigan. Applications are available at cfnem.org.

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is a charitable organization committed to providing people who care about the future of our area with unique and effective ways of supporting their community now, and for generations to come. Led by a volunteer board of local citizens, the foundation oversees a group of permanent endowment funds from a wide range of donors. Visit cfnem.org or call 989-354-6881.