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FFNM Legacy Foundation announces $13K in local grants

ALPENA — First Federal of Northern Michigan (FFNM) Legacy Foundation recently approved $13,050 in grants.

The first-quarter grants awarded will support arts, cultural, educational, and human service programs and projects in a seven-county area that includes Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Emmet, Montmorency, Otsego, and Presque Isle counties.

FFNM Legacy Foundation Grants are:

¯ Alpena Civic Theatre, Inc. — $2,000 to replace the stage lighting system;

¯ Alpena Public Schools Summer Institute — $1,500 for classroom supplies;

¯ Ausable Valley Nor-East’r Association of Folk — $1,000 for the Nor-East’r Music & Arts Festival;

¯ Friends of Ocqueoc Outdoor Center — $1,000 toward the youth bunk bed project;

¯ Friends Together — $2,000 toward the replacement of vehicle used to transport those receiving cancer treatment;

¯ God Loves You! Food Pantry — $1,000 for food pantry equipment and food;

¯ Junior Achievement of Northern Michigan — $800 for program expansion to Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego counties;

¯ Northeast Michigan Center for Fine Arts (Art in the Loft) — $1,000 for the Young Artist Exhibit;

¯ Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency — $750 for the Alpena Veteran’s Coffee Hour program;

¯ Presque Isle Township Fire Department — $1,000 for ice rescue equipment;

¯ Sunrise Community Food Pantry — $1,000 for pantry inventory.

Headquartered in Alpena, the First Federal of Northern Michigan Legacy Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to serving community activities and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Alanson, Cheboygan, Gaylord, Lewiston, Oscoda, Mio, and Alpena areas.

The FFNM Legacy Foundation welcomes grant applications for consideration at its quarterly meeting. Applications are available at ffnmlegacyfoundation.com.

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