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Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan awards more than $99K in new grants

Courtesy Photo Girls in the Boys and Girls Club’s SMART Girls program learned how to tie dye as part of a lesson to teach them about healthy relationships and confidence. The Boys and Girls Club was one of 44 local organizations to receive grants from the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan.

ALPENA — The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan recently awarded a new round of grants covering a four-county area that includes Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle counties.

The CFNEM Board of Trustees recently approved 44 new grants totalling $99,915, with $71,885 awarded in Community Impact grants and $28,030 awarded in Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle grants

Community Impact grants were awarded to the following organizations:

∫ Alcona Public Schools: $3,500 toward the Elementary Backpack project.

∫ Alcona Public Schools: $3,500 toward the Middle High School Pantry.

∫ Alcona County Commission on Aging: $1,500 toward the Engaging People in Creativity project.

∫ Alcona County Commission on Aging: $3,000 toward their Transportation Alcona Initiative.

∫ Northeast Michigan Community Partnership CANPAC: $2,000 toward the Alcona Safe Kids project.

∫ St. Paul Lutheran Church of Hubbard Lake: $4,000 toward the Hubbard Lake Child Day Care Center project.

∫ Hope Network: $2,000 toward the Michigan Education Corps K-3 Reading Corps in Alpena & Alcona Schools.

∫ Art in the Loft: $1,954 toward the ArtPOP! at Home program.

∫ St. Ignatius School: $2,400 toward the Using Accelerated Reader to Keep Kids Reading project.

∫ Presque Isle County Historical Museum: $2,719 toward the Bradley House Historical Storage project.

∫ Rogers City Downtown Development Authority: awarded $2,500 for the “Hearing is Believing” project.

∫ Presque Isle Fire Department: $5,000 for the purchase of extrication equipment.

∫ City of Rogers City: $3,500 toward the Rogers City Police Department Technology Upgrade.

∫ Brush Creek Mill: $1,312 for the Portable Defibrillators & Training project.

∫ Brush Creek Mill: $1,500 to purchase a Multifunctional High Speed Copier.

∫ New Beginnings Ministries: $2,500 toward the HARP Food Bank project.

∫ Boys and Girls Club of Alpena: $3,000 toward the SMART Moves project.

∫ Alpena Fire Department: $3,000 toward the Making Alpena Safer! Project.

∫ District Health Department No. 4: $5,000 for The Caring Place Adult Day Center.

∫ Northeast Michigan Community Partnership: $1,000 toward the Transitioning to Online Services project.

∫ Alpena Community College Association of Lifelong Learners: $1,000 toward the Reducing the Digital Divide for Senior Citizens project.

∫ Alpena Police Department: $1,000 toward the Radar Speed Sign project.

∫ Alpena County Emergency Management: $5,000 toward the Sandbagging Machine project.

∫ Hope Shores Alliance: $2,000 toward the Volunteer Training & Appreciation project.

∫ Northeast Michigan Trap, Neuter, Return: $1,000 toward Operation Feral Cat.

∫ Thunder Bay Arts Council: $5,000 toward The River Intwined Sculpture project.

∫ VFW Post 2496 in Alpena: $2,000 toward the Boiler Replacement project.

Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle grants were awarded to the following organizations.

∫ Alcona County Commission on Aging: $2,500 for the Transportation Alcona project.

∫ All Saints Catholic Parish: $2,500 for the Time to Help, Period project.

∫ Art in the Loft: awarded $1,000 for the REACH Program.

∫ Boys and Girls Club of Alpena: $2,500 for the SMART Girls program.

∫ Compassion Pregnancy Center of Northeast Michigan (Options Pregnancy): $500 toward the Community Maternity Closet project.

∫ Alpena County Emergency Management: $1,000 toward the Sandbagging Machine.

∫ District Health Department No. 4: $2,000 toward the Breastfeeding Classes Initiative.

∫ First United Methodist Church of Alpena: $1,000 toward the Hearts to Home project.

∫ Hubbard Lake Baptist/Bible Church Sunrise Community Food Pantry: $2,500 toward the Feeding the Hungry project.

∫ Northeast Michigan Community Partnership Inc. Partners in Prevention: $1,000 toward the Alcona Safe Kids program.

∫ Northeast Michigan Community Partnership Inc. Partners in Prevention: $1,020 toward the Transitioning to Online Services project.

∫ New Beginnings Ministries Harp Food Bank: $2,500 toward the Feeding Those in Time of Need project.

∫ The Purple Martin: $750 toward the Mom and Kids Yoga program.

∫ St. Paul Lutheran Church of Hubbard Lake: $2,500 toward the Hubbard Lake Child Daycare Center project.

∫ Hope Shores Alliance: $1,500 toward the Hopeful Connections project.

∫ Target Alpena Development Corp.: $1,760 toward the Leadercast Women Event.

∫ Thunder Bay Arts Council, Inc.: $1,500 toward the Randy Baker’s Naturalist Endeavors Programs for Jr. High Students.

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

The next opportunity for submitting grant applications is through the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council for youth programs in Northeast Michigan. Applications are available at cfnem.org and are due by October 15.

Grant requests for CFNEM’s Urgent Needs Fund remain open as well to support nonprofits working to help Northeast Michiganders during the coronavirus pandemic.

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