The Mackinac Island Community Foundation is
a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving and enriching
life for residents and visitors of Mackinac Island.
Our Community Foundation was established as a source of charitable
capital for the island.
of Trustees, full-time staff, and volunteers from all
segments of the Island community assist in raising the endowment's
funds, managing them, and determining how to spend them to
best benefit the Island's people and natural resources.
We are very proud to have met new national standards that rank the Mackinac Island Community Foundation among the top nonprofits in the country, having complied with a tough set of new organizational and financial practices. More information....
We are grateful to the many individuals who contribute their
time and energy to reach the goals of the Mackinac Island
Community Foundation. We also encourage and appreciate the
involvement of the youth in our community.
2014 Youth Advisory Committee
The Foundation is comprised of many funds—some
designated for specific needs—and others, unrestricted.
Visit the Funds page for details
on the goals and origins of each fund. Consider remembering
special friends and family members with memorials
or honorariums set up by the
A contribution to MICF lasts forever because
it is put into an endowment managed by professionals.
The principal is never spent and continues to grow for years.
Donations and planned gifts from individuals, families, organizations,
and businesses contribute to the Foundation’s growth. Each
year, income earned from the funds is the source for grants
supporting Community Livability, Health Care, and Conservation
and Preservation. Find out how about Applying
for grants and view Recent Grants
on the website.
The Mackinac Island Community Foundation offers donors an
opportunity to make a lasting gift to Mackinac. All
gifts are welcome, regardless of their size; and all are tax-deductible. Donations
to the Community Foundation may also qualify for a special
Michigan Income Tax Credit. Answer questions of Why Give?, How
to Give and Tax Advantages by
visiting these pages.
Thank you for your interest in the Mackinac
Island Community Foundation. Please contact
us for more information or donate on-line through this website.
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Photo courtesy Liz Burt
Our Mission Statement:
Recognizing the dignity and beauty of Mackinac Island, the Mackinac Island Community Foundation serves the general well-being of Island residents and visitors. Our purpose is to raise permanent endowment and special purpose funds, manage them and distribute the earnings for charitable purposes. We are a vehicle to hold private resources for the Island’s common good. We operate under the simple concept that charitable money will grow over time when wisely invested and so will continue to have an impact long after the original gift is made.
Call for Art
The Natural Resources Preservation Fund of the Mackinac Island Community Foundation (MICF) is issuing a Call for Art for an exhibit to be hung July 1-July 30, 2014, at the Mackinac Island Public Library. More information and submission requirements...
Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!
$20 for 20 Years Drive
Beginning March 1 we are launching a campaign to raise 1,000 $20 gifts by the end of October.
Each month that you make a gift of $20 to the Cornerstone Fund at MICF, your name will be entered into a drawing to win Dinner For Four at an island restaurant. More information...
Two New Funds
We have recently added the Mackinac Arts Council Fund and the Mackinac Island Cancer Fund.
An Anthology of Mackinac Island Poetry
The Mackinac Island Community Foundation announces a call for entries for an Anthology of Mackinac Island Poetry, generously supported by the Lorabeth Fitzgerald Fund for Poetry and the Literary Arts. Lorabeth was a longtime Mackinac Island cottager and literature lover.
You may submit up to five (5) poems or ten (10) pages of Mackinac Island inspired poetry in Microsoft Word format. Include a brief (five line maximum) biography. Poem titles should appear in italics at the top of the page. Deadline is February 1, 2014. Submissions lacking contact information will not be considered.
Anticipated publication date is June, 2014. Submit poems electronically (preferred method) firstname.lastname@example.org Hard copies may be sent to the Community Foundation at: Mackinac Island Community Foundation Poetry Anthology PO Box 1933 Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Learn about our new Founders' Scholarship Fund...
View the Annual Report for 2012
View the Financial Position for 2012.
View 2012 Financial Audit.