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CFNEM announces over $134K in new grants

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ALPENA — The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan recently awarded a new round of Community Impact grants and Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle grants covering a four-county area that includes Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle counties. The CFNEM Board of Trustees recently approved 61 new grants totaling $134,343.

New Community Impact grants totaling $96,773 include:

¯ Huron Pines — $5,000 for the Preserving the Long Lake and Lake Huron Watersheds through Land Protection project.

¯ Lions Club of Michigan — $5,000 for the Expanded Pop Up Pantry/School Food Pantry project.

¯ NEMCSA — $5,000 for the “Ensuring Exploration in the Winter Months” project.

¯ Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center — $5,000 for Project Year-Round/Capacity Building for a Sustainable Future.

¯ Alcona Community Schools — $4,800 for the “Expanding Safety & Technology in Industrial Arts” project.

¯ Harrisville United Methodist Church — $4,800 for the Feeding Alcona County Families project.

¯ Rogers City Community Schools — $4,000 for the Rogers City Elementary “Salmon In The Classroom” project.

¯ Hope Shores Alliance — $3,749 for the “Increasing Accessibility and Collaboration through Technology” project.

¯ Alcona Community Schools — $3,500 for the Backpack Program.

¯ Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District — $3,500 for the AMA Classroom Library Makeover Series.

¯ Hillman Community Schools — $3,264 for the Hillman Band Marching Percussion Purchase project.

¯ Friends Together — $2,700 for the “Living Sense-ibly with Friends” project.

¯ Alcona County Baby Pantry — $2,500 for the “Safety for Alcona County Children” project.

¯ Alpena Hockey Association — $2,500 for the Alpena Hockey Cohesive Look Initiative.

¯ Boys and Girls Club of Alpena — $2,500 for the Triple Play (Mind, Body and Soul) project.

¯ PoWeR! Book Bags — $2,500 for the Little Learners at the Presque Isle and Montmorency County Health Departments project.

¯ McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation — $2,200 for Recreational and Occupational Therapy at the Justin A. Borra Behavioral Health Center.

¯ Alcona Historical Society — $2,000 for the Historic Harrisville Train Depot Fencing project.

¯ Alpena Huron Shore Baseball and Softball — $2,000 for the Complex Lighting project.

¯ NEMROC Inc. — $2,000 for the Improvement to Educational Centers project.

¯ Northeast Michigan Center for Fine Arts, Inc. (Art in the Loft) — $2,000 for the “Cooking for Life: A Health & Wellness Culinary Program.”

¯ NEMCSA — $1,990 for the “Enhancing Social and Emotional Wellness of At Risk Students” project.

¯ Alpena County — $1,500 for the “Alpena: Students Fight Back!” project.

¯ Friends of the Alpena Farmers Market — $1,500 for the Alpena Farmers Market Mich-e-ke-wis Park Table and Chair project.

¯ Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary — $1,500 for the 2024 Thunder Bay International Film Festival.

¯ HeadWaters Land Conservancy — $1,500 for the HeadWaters Hardware Replacement project.

¯ Northeast Michigan TNR — $1,500 for Operation Feral Cat.

¯ Park Family Foundation, LLC – $1,500 for the Ready, Set, S.N.A.P (Special Needs Adult Programming) project.

¯ Second Chance Animal Shelter — $1,500 for the Fix a Feline project.

¯ The Sunset Project — $1,500 for the Sanctuary Selections Film Competition project.

¯ CupKids Org Incorporated — $1,250 for the “Ensuring that Missing and Trafficked Children and Youth Come Home Safely” project.

¯ Presque Isle County Historical Museum — $1,250 for the PICHM Signage Restoration project.

¯ Friends of Ocqueoc Outdoor Center — $1,200 for a Mural Making Workshop.

¯ Thunder Bay Curling Club — $1,200 for the “Learn to Curl Workshop.”

¯ Mikado Township — $1,130 for the LED Sign for Community Events/Local Information project.

¯ American Red Cross of Northern Michigan — $1,000 for the Disaster Cycle Services/ Home Fire Campaign project.

¯ The Huron Endurance and Resources Project — $1,000 for the Bay to Beacon Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids 1-Miler project.

¯ Alcona Community Schools — $990 for Alcona Community School Weight Room Equipment Updates.

¯ Alpena Childcare & Development Center — $900 for the “Recliners for the Dreamers Room” project.

¯ City of Alpena Downtown Development Authority — $800 for the Downtown Alpena Flower Planters project.

¯ Tip of the Mitt Junior Golf Association — $800 for the Golf in Schools project.

¯ The Alcona Music Project, Inc. — $750 for Station Exterior Improvements Project: Phase One.

Community Impact grants are awarded at CFNEM through two different grant cycles throughout the year.

The Community Foundation also approved $37,570 through the annual round of Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle grants. These grants are reviewed and recommended annually by a committee of ten WGC members who serve two-year terms. WGC grants are awarded for issues important to the women of northeast Michigan from the WGC Endowment Fund.

2023 WGC grants include:

¯ Hope Shores Alliance — $4,000 for the Technology Lending Library for Survivors project.

¯ Montmorency County Public Libraries — $3,000 for the Montmorency County Public Libraries Fine Arts project.

¯ United Way of Northeast Michigan — $3,000 for Dolly Parton Imagination Library Coverage for Presque Isle County.

¯ Boys and Girls Club of Alpena — $2,720 for the Empowering S.M.A.R.T. Girls to Create Change project.

¯ Alcona Community Schools — $2,500 for the “Continue the Music” project.

¯ Church of Christ–Atlanta Caring Place — $2,500 for the “Helping Families in Need” project.

¯ District Health Dept. No. 4 — $2,500 for the “Mommy and Me Education” project.

¯ Rogers City Area Seniors — $2,500 for the Product Pantry project.

¯ The Stone House Studio — $2,500 for the ArtWorks Lecture Series.

¯ Harrisville United Methodist Church — $2,400 for the Feeding Alcona County Families project.

¯ Alpena Hockey Association — $2,000 for the “Hockey is Hers Too” project.

¯ City of Alpena Downtown Development Authority — $1,500 for the 2024 Alpena Flower Festival.

¯ United Way of Northeast Michigan — $1,400 for Presque Isle County Project Connect.

¯ Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan — $1,000 for the Washington Avenue New Home project.

¯ PoWeR! Book Bags — $1,000 for the Little Learners at Early Head Start in Presque Isle and Montmorency Counties project.

¯ The Sunset Project — $1,000 for the Sanctuary Selections Film Competition.

¯ Alpena Childcare & Development Center — $800 for the Strollers for Toddlers project.

¯ Alcona Historical Society — $750 for the Historic Harrisville Train Depot Fencing project.

¯ Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary — $500 for the Community Labyrinth project.

The next opportunity for submitting grant applications is through the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council for youth programs in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and/or Presque Isle County. Apply online through the Community Foundation Grant Portal at cfnem.org. Applications are due by Oct. 15, 2023.

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