In spite of all of the obstacles and hardships that 2020 imposed upon us, the Mackinac Island Community Foundation did its best to meet those challenges head on. We redirected our energy early on in the year to focus on what is important: a safe, healthy, strong, and thriving Mackinac Island community. Through the efforts of many of you, we created the Island Essential Needs Fund to make sure we did not lose sight of those who had, as the fund’s name suggests, immediate and essential needs. We hope our contribution helped protect the health and safety of our Island residents and the viability of our nonprofit partners during the Pandemic.
On a more positive note, in 2020, we kept to our mission to stimulate Island-wide initiatives. We continued our partnership with the City, and others, in hopes of expanding additional workforce housing. We also made grants of over $586,179 as outlined in this Annual Report. I am happy to report that during this year we were also able to grow our assets in 2020 by over $2 million dollars.
Once again, I want to acknowledge that our accomplishments would not be possible without the generosity, dedication, and hard work from many. I would like to personally thank all of you for your efforts in helping us find the silver lining in 2020.
James Murray, Chairman
Marsha and I value the MICF Legacy Society as a means for future enriching the quality of life for Mackinac Island residents, seasonal workers and visitors. We celebrate Mackinac Island’s caring and welcoming people, its historical sites and structures, its extraordinary four-seasons natural beauty, art & topography, and, above all, its enchanting atmosphere of specialness.