2012-11-22 / News

Area community foundation awards multiple mini-grants

Funds distributed to youth, historical society

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation recently awarded four mini-grants, totaling $1,798, to local organizations.

Grants were awarded for a variety of projects benefiting youth and families. Funding for three of the grants came from the foundation’s Kellogg Youth Fund. Funding for the final grant project came from the foundation’s Unrestricted Fund.

From the Kellogg Fund, the community foundation board approved:

• $500 to help pay for a new well for the Boy Scout 40 Camp for Boy Scout Troop 400;

• $298 to Emerald Elementary teacher Cathy Dale for classroom materials;

• $500 to Glee Club to help purchase costumes for their performances.

From the Unrestricted Fund, the community foundation board approved:

• $500 to the Thompson Historical Society to help bring the Christmas Tree Ship play to the area.

In addition to 16 designated, or “donor advised”, funds, the community foundation may provide mini-grants from an unrestricted fund. The community foundation awards grants twice a year, in May and November. Deadlines for applications are March 31 and Sept. 30 of each year.

Over the past decade, the foundation has given more than $105,000 to local organizations.

For more information on contributing to the Schoolcraft County Community Foundation or applying for a mini-grant write to P.O. Box 452, Manistique, MI 49854 or email at sccf@up.net.

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