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CFNEM announces over $110K in new grants

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 board of trustees recently approved 59 new grants totaling $110,365.

New Community Impact grants totaling $79,292 include:

¯ Alcona Community Schools — $2,500 for the Alcona Middle and High School 6-12 Student Locker project;

¯ Alcona Community Schools — $2,500 for the Alcona Backpack program;

¯ Alcona Baby Pantry — $2,000 for the Children’s Safety at Home and Outside project;

¯ Alpena Childcare and Development Center — $2,000 for the ACDC Outside Learning Classroom project;

¯ Alpena Childcare and Development Center — $1,500 for the Multipurpose Room Noise Reduction Panels project;

¯ Alpena County — $3,500 for the Alpena Plaza Pool Operations project;

¯ Alpena County — $3,000 for the PIVOT Supplemental Funding project;

¯ Alpena Figure Skating Club — $1,000 for the First Year Skater project;

¯ Alpena Huron Shore Babe Ruth — $1,500 for the Complex Backstop Padding project;

¯ Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District — $4,000 for the Classroom Library Makeover project;

¯ Alpena Public Schools — $1,000 for the Alpena High Restorative Center project;

¯ Alpena Recovery Alliance — $1,000 for the Recovery Mapping project;

¯ Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention for Alcona County — $2,500 for the Alcona County Community Baby Shower project;

¯ City of Alpena — $2,500 for the City of Alpena Marina Breakwall Walkway Dark Skies Lighting project;

¯ Friends of Plaza Pool — $1,000 for the Plaza Pool Mural project;

¯ Great Lakes Lore Inc. — $1,800 for the Security Systems project;

¯ Hillman Community Schools — $1,649 for the Healthy Homework Help project;

¯ Hillman United Methodist Church — $1,000 for the Back to School Bash project;

¯ Hope Shores Alliance — $1,000 for the Technology Supporting Comprehensive Services project;

¯ Iosco RESA — $2,500 for the Your Child Reads of Alcona and Iosco Counties project;

¯ McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation — $1,000 for the Integrative Oncology Services Pilot program;

¯ Millen Township of Alcona County — $1,000 for the Millen Township Park Limb/Branch Trimming project;

¯ Northeast Michigan Center for Fine Arts, Inc. (Art in the Loft) — $2,000 for the Art and the Five Senses: Art for those with Alzheimer’s and their Caregivers project;

¯ Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative — $2,000 for the Food for Thought: Taking a Bite Out of Lunchroom Waste project;

¯ Northeast Michigan TNR — $2,000 for the Operation Feral Cat project;

¯ Park Family Foundation, LLC — $1,500 for the Special Needs Prom project;

¯ Posen Area Fire and Rescue — $2,500 for the Education Equipment Updating and Lifting Equipment project;

¯ Posen Consolidated Schools — $1,000 for the Field Trip to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary project;

¯ Rogers City Community Schools — $3,338 for the Cultural and Diverse Library Books for Rogers City Elementary School Library project;

¯ Rogers City Community Theatre, Inc. — $1,500 for the Short-Throw Video Projector project;

¯ Rogers City Police Department — $3,498 for the Rogers City Police Department 800 Megahertz Portable Radio Purchase;

¯ Sanborn Township — $2,304 for the Shin-ga-ba Shores Playmat for Safe Children project;

¯ St. Ignatius Parish School — $2,000 for the Updating our Social Studies Curriculum with Current Materials project;

¯ St. Paul Lutheran Church — $2,500 for the Hubbard Lake Child Day Care Center project;

¯ Thunder Bay Folk Society, Inc. — $2,000 for the 7th Annual Thunder Bay Folk Festival project;

¯ Thunder Bay River Center — $2,400 for the Managing Invasive Species in the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary project;

¯ Thunder Bay Transportation Authority — $2,000 for the Community Area Transport project;

¯ United Way of Northeast Michigan — $3,000 for the Building the “Beloved Community” of Rev. Dr. M.L. King Jr. in Northeast Michigan project;

¯ Village of Lincoln — $2,303 for the Flights of Imagination Playground Wood Fiber Surface project.

The Community Foundation also approved $31,073 through the 14th annual round of Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle grants. These grants are reviewed and recommended annually by a committee of 10 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.

2021 WGC grants include:

¯ Alcona County Baby Pantry — $1,500 for the Safety for Children project;

¯ Alpena Area Senior Citizens Council, Inc. — $1000 for the Staying Connected project;

¯ Alpena Gymnastics, Inc. — $500 for the Competition Leotards project;

¯ Alpena Gymnastics, Inc. — $2,703 for the Wall Climbing System project;

¯ Art in the Loft (Northeast Michigan Center for Fine Arts, Inc.) — $500 for the REACH project;

¯ Bay View Center — $1,500 for the Undergarment project;

¯ Boys and Girls Club of Alpena — $2,000 for the SMART Girls project;

¯ Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle Educational Service District/GSC — $1,000 for Project Connect Presque Isle County;

¯ Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Alcona County — $1,500 for the Community Baby Shower project;

¯ District Health Dept. #4 — $1,000 for the Lactation Spaces project;

¯ Friends of Plaza Pool — $2,000 for the Mural project;

¯ Grace Lutheran Church — $2,000 for the Community Little Food Pantry project;

¯ Hillman Community Schools — $3,000 for the Life Survival Guide project;

¯ Hubbard Lake Baptist/Bible Church — $2,000 for the Sunrise Community Food Pantry/Feeding the Hungry project;

¯ Park Family Foundation — $1,000 for the Women’s Self Defense Classes project;

¯ Presque Isle District Library — $1,020 for the Non-traditional Career Opportunities project;

¯ PoWeR! Book Bags — $2,350 for the PoWeR! Book Bags for Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties project;

¯ Sanborn Township — $1,500 for the Shin-Ga-Ba Shores Playground project;

¯ St. Paul Lutheran Church Hubbard Lake — $1,500 for the Hubbard Lake Child Day Care Center Playground Equipment project; and

¯ Shelter, Inc./Hope Shores Alliance — $1,500 for the Alternate Supplies and Pathways to Healing 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 counties. Apply online through the new Community Foundation Grant Portal at cfnem.org. Applications are due by Oct. 15, 2021.

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