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Fund Name   Description
Community Grantmaking Funds
Fund for the Community Donate This fund provides flexible grant dollars to enhance and strengthen our community in myriad ways.
Field of Interest Funds
Birchwood Outreach Fund Donate This fund provides an ongoing resource for the philanthropy of the Birchwood community.
Carpenter Family Fund Donate This fund was established by John Carpenter through his estate plan to benefit youth. The Community Foundation uses available grant dollars from this fund to benefit local youth programs.
Deb Greenwald Foster Family Care and Support Fund Donate This fund was established as a memorial for Deb Greenwald, a long-time social services professional, and supports foster family programs in our area.
Dorothy Scott Fund for Senior Citizens Donate This fund was established through the estate of Dorothy Scott. Per her wishes, the Community Foundation makes grants from the fund to serve the senior citizens of Emmet County, primarily through the Friendship Centers of Emmet County.
Dree Look Lo Tennis Fund Donate This fund supports Petoskey Tennis including summer programs and school programs
Environmental Education Fund Donate This fund was established to raise the environmental and ecological awareness of area youth by supporting educational, outdoor field trips.
Fund for Youth Donate This fund supports the improvement of the quality of life for youth and families living in Emmet County.
Healthy Community Fund Donate This field of interest fund helps provide support to local organizations who serve those with mental and physical health challenges.
Jeff Kring Outdoor Youth Education Fund Donate This fund honors Jeff Kring's love of the outdoors and supports youth recreation programs.
Jerolene and Lewis Brown Charitable Youth Fund Donate This fund serves as a resource for the young people of our community by supporting worthwhile youth programs.
L'Arbre Croche Fund Donate This fund was created to provide an ongoing resource for the philanthropy of the L'Arbre Croche community.
Little Traverse Bay Protection and Restoration Fund Donate This fund serves as a permanent environmental resource in support of the Little Traverse Bay Watershed Protection Plan. The plan serves as a guide for grantmaking from the fund and ensures the waters that define our region are restored, enhanced and protected.
Northern Michigan Housing Fund Donate This fund was established to support programs that address area housing needs.
Robert Horner Fund for Natural Resource Conservation Donate This fund was established through the estate of Robert Horner to support projects and programs related to natural resource conservation and the appropriate ethical allocation and use of land.
Schulze-Stern Fund for Young People Donate This fund was established by Sue Schulze to honor and remember Bob Stern. Grants from this fund support projects or organizations related to the care and support foster care parents, children or young adults in the foster care system or recently 'aged out' of the foster care system.
Science for the Future Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to continue the mission of the Science Quest organization by providing program support to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) projects.
Shoreline Fund Donate This fund was established to identify and address key shoreline and water quality issues.
Sunrise Rotary Charitable Fund Donate This fund provides a source of philanthropy for members of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Petoskey.
Urban Forestry Fund Donate This fund was established to provide for public education about urban forestry; for city tree planting and care; and planting and maintaining urban greenery.
Ward & Eis Elder's Project Fund Donate This fund was established to address the needs of elders in our community.
Zonta Women and Children's Fund Donate This fund was established in 1996 for the purpose of helping women and children in our area achieve their full potential.
Emmet Housing Solutions Fund Donate This fund focuses on overcoming barriers to building homes in Emmet County. A main challenge to creating new housing is cost: purchasing land, ensuring that it meets environmental and zoning requirements for development, and paying for legal, engineering, site plans, and design fees, to name only a few. This fund makes both grants and loans toward these “pre-development” costs, thereby making more homes attainable for Emmet County residents.
Essential Needs Fund Donate This fund was established in 2016 to provide immediate, flexible grant dollars to local nonprofits that serve our community's most vulnerable residents.
United Way Health and Human Services Fund Donate This fund was created to support health and human service programs and organizations serving the Emmet County area that are consistent with the mission or objectives of a United Way.
Agency Funds established by agency
Animal Security Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society.
Bay Bluffs Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Bay Bluffs Emmet County Medical Care Facility.
Bay View Association Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Bay View Association.
Blissfest Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Blissfest Music Organization.
Camp Daggett Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for Camp Daggett.
Char-Em United Way Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of operating income for Char-Em United Way.
Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the regional Child and Family Services department.
Concord Family Association Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Concord Family Association to promote the educational goals of Concord Academy Petoskey.
Crooked Tree Arts Council Cultural Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for Crooked Tree Arts Center.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Petoskey.
Emmet-Charlevoix Bar Foundation Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Emmet-Charlevoix Bar Association.
Emmet County Lakeshore Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Emmet County Lakeshore Association.
First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a reliable source of future income for the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs.
First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey.
First Tee Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the First Tee of Northern Michigan program, an international youth development program dedicated to teaching life-skills and healthy-habits through the game of golf.
Friendship Centers of Emmet County Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Friendship Centers of Emmet County.
George Armstrong Spirit Day Camp Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment in honor of George Armstrong to provide a lasting source of income for Challenge Mountain's Spirit Day Camp, a program that provides meaningful and fun adventures for children and adults with any type of physical or mental disability.
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.
Harbor Area Housing Fund Donate This fund was established to provide a source of income for Harbor Area Housing which provides services to low-income senior adults.
Harbor Springs Area Historical Society Endowment Fund Donate This fund is a permanent endowment established to provide a reliable source of future income for the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society.
Harbor Springs Education Foundation Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Harbor Springs Education Foundation.
Harbor Springs High School Band Boosters Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Harbor Springs High School Band program.
Harbor Springs Library Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Harbor Springs Library.
Jan Mancinelli Operations Fund Donate This fund was established by the Board of Directors of the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan as a tribute to Jan and as a way to provide sustainability for this vital community resource.
Land and Water Education Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income in support of nature exploration and education in northern Michigan.
Little Traverse Choral Society Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Little Traverse Choral Society.
Little Traverse Civic Theatre/Ross Stoakes Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for Little Traverse Civic Theatre.
Little Traverse Historical Society and Museum Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Little Traverse Historical Society and Museum.
Little Traverse Sailors Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for Little Traverse Sailors.
Manna Project Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Manna Food Project.
Michigan Dyslexia Institute - Northern Michigan Center Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Northern Michigan Center of the Michigan Dyslexia Institute.
New Life Anglican Church Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a reliable source of future income for the New Life Anglican Church.
North Central Michigan College Foundation Special Project Fund Donate This fund was established to provide income for special projects of the North Central Michigan College Foundation.
Northern Community Mediation Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for Northern Community Mediation.
Northwest Michigan Food for Humanity Fund Donate This fund was established by Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity to provide the agency with flexible funding to help meet the challenges of hunger in our region, which so frequently goes hand-in-hand with homelessness.
Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity Fund Donate This fund was established to provide income for Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity.
Petoskey Area Garden Club Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Petoskey Area Garden Club.
Petoskey District Library Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Petoskey District Library.
Petoskey Education Foundation Fund Donate The fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Petoskey Education Foundation.
Petoskey Lions Club Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Petoskey Lions Club.
Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan.
St. Francis Xavier Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for St. Francis Xavier Church.
Scenic Michigan Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for Scenic Michigan.
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Water Quality Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council.
Top of Michigan Trails Council Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Top of Michigan Trails Council.
Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy Fund Donate This fund was established to provide income for the Walloon Lake Association and Conservancy.
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established as a permanent endowment to provide a lasting source of income for the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan.
Challenge Mountain-Spirit Day Camp Fund Donate This fund was established to provide a source of income for Challenge Mountain's Spirit Day Camp, a program that provides meaningful and fun adventures for children and adults with any type of physical or mental disability.
Agency Funds established by donor
Benjamin B. Blum Lodging Assistance Fund Donate This fund was initially established to benefit the Benjamin B. Blum Hospitality House. Since 2011, the fund has been designated to assist with lodging expenses for patients seeking treatment at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and their family members.
Foster-Hartley Lake Preserve Stewardship Fund Donate This fund is a partnership between the Little Traverse Conservancy and the State of Michigan. Dollars from this fund are to be used for stewardship and monitoring expenses for the Foster-Hartley Lake Preserve.
Nehemiah Project Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to provide a permanent source of income to support the work and mission of the Nehemiah Project: meeting the needs of the homeless in our community.
SAFE in Northern Michigan Fund Donate This fund was established to provide income for SAFE in Northern Michigan, a coalition through the Health Department of Northwest Michigan created to prevent youth substance use.
Broughman Bonus and Richardson Reward Fund Donate This fund was established to benefit the Harbor Springs Public School District
Camp Daggett Klopcic Family Campership Fund Donate Established by the Klopcic Family Foundation to provide annual campership assistance to Camp Daggett campers.
Scholarship Funds
Amy Elizabeth Kelbel Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides financial assistance based on academic performance and outstanding citizenship to a Petoskey High School graduate who has participated in forensics and/or debate.
Anna Funk Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides scholarships to students graduating from Harbor Springs High School and continuing their education.
Baiardi Family Foundation Scholarship Fund Donate This fund supports graduating students from Emmet County schools who are continuing their education in the fall.
Barry Potter/HOPE Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established in 1999 by Barry Potter, a Pellston High School graduate, and supports a Pellston graduate who is continuing his/her education, preferably in the fields of computer science or health.
C. W. McClellan Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides scholarships to students graduating from an Emmet County high school and planning to attend a college or university.
Cafe Society Educational Fund Donate This fund supports educational opportunities for students who have been employed in local coffee houses.
First Tee Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established in 2011 to provide scholarships for students who have been an active member or coach of the First Tee of Northern Michigan program during or following high school.
Gerald Gramzay-Stafford's Hospitality Culinary Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established by Stafford's Hospitality to honor the late Chef Gerald Gramzay and provides a permanent and continuing resource for deserving students pursuing the culinary arts or hospitality.
Harbor Springs Opportunity Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established in 2016 by three Harbor Springs High School alumni from the class of 2009 and supports graduates of Harbor Springs High School in their pursuit of furthering their education.
Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan Building Industry Career Scholarship Fund Donate This fund, established in 2002, provides support for residents of Emmet or Charlevoix counties interested in a career in the building trades industry.
James and Carolyn Cloutier Scholarship Fund Donate This fund supports deserving Harbor Springs High School students who have participated in school-sanctioned or club sports and are continuing their education.
Janet and Richard Gorman Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides a permanent and continuing resource for deserving Petoskey High School students.
Jennifer A. Kullik Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides a permanent and continuing resource for deserving Petoskey High School or St. Michael Academy students who will continue their education.
Kiwanis of Harbor Springs Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides scholarships to graduating students from Harbor Springs High School who are continuing their education.
Marshall-Parker Family Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides a lasting legacy for the William Marshall and Phyllis Marshall (Parker) families and their connection to the Pellston area and promotes and encourages students to pursue their education and fulfill their potential.
Marshall-Smith Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides scholarships for graduating seniors from Pellston High School who are pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree at an accredited public four-year university or college.
Mary McClutchey Amacher Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides scholarships for graduates of Pellston Public School.
Michael Gale Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides scholarships for deserving students graduating from Harbor Springs High School.
Olofsson Family Scholarship Fund Donate This fund supports seniors graduating from an Emmet County high school or home school who are continuing their education.
Petoskey Area Business and Professional Women's (BPW) Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established to provide scholarship assistance for professional advancement to deserving women graduates in the area.
Robert Jensen Dau Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides scholarships to students graduating from Petoskey High School and continuing their education.
Sara J. Latimer Redpath Church Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This fund supports a graduating high school student or adult resident of the northern Emmet County region who is continuing his/her education.
Scott Batchelor Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides a scholarship to a Petoskey High School graduate who has participated in the Petoskey High School soccer program and the Petoskey Youth Soccer Association.
Stafford and Janice Smith Scholarship Fund Donate The fund supports a Petoskey High School graduate who is entering the field of hospitality or education.
Thomas Dale Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors who are residents of the Alanson School District and will continue their education.
Ephraim Shay Scholarship Fund Donate This fund provides scholarships to Harbor Springs High School students in pursuit of higher education studies.
Special Project Funds
Petoskey Community Pool Fund Donate This fund was established for the construction of a community swimming pool in Petoskey.
Arctic Grayling Reintroduction Fund Donate This fund was established in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Division and supports the return of the Arctic Grayling to northern Michigan waters.
Harbor Springs SK8 Park Fund Donate Ted Swarthout had an idea to change the skate park in Harbor Springs. Originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan Ted planned on relocating permanently to Harbor Springs with his two young daughters: Maddie, age 13, and Vivie, age 6. Ted passed away unexpectedly this spring before he could receive an organ transplant. Before he passed Ted had shared a vision for the Harbor Springs SK8 Park with personal friend and owner of Evergreen Skateparks Catherine Coulon. It's time to take action and support his dream. The City of Harbor Springs Department of Parks and Recreation is planning significant renovations to the park, following Ted’s vision. To aid in fundraising, the City of Harbor Springs established the Harbor Springs SK8 Park Fund as a special project fund of the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. One hundred percent of donations to this fund will go to the Harbor Springs SK8 Park.
Winter Sports Park Fund Donate
Donor Advised Funds
Catalina Starlight Fund Donate This fund was established in 2012 by Janice M. Wegesin as a vehicle for her charitable, local giving in her beloved Petoskey. It was Janice’s wish to continue this legacy of generosity, with the fund now overseen by members of her family. Memorial gifts to this fund will support the charities and causes that Janice was most passionate about.
Foundation Operating Funds
James N. Gamble Family Fund Donate This fund provides a lasting source of revenue to support the operating costs of the foundation.
Mary Askew Memorial Fund Donate This fund provides a lasting source of revenue in support of the annual operations of the foundation.
Administrative Endowment Fund Donate This fund provides a lasting source of revenue for administrative costs and helps the foundation board and staff continue its work to enrich and improve life for everyone in Emmet County.
Temporary Community Betterment Funds
Ted Frey Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established to receive gifts in Ted’s memory in support of local organizations he loved.
Other Funds