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Fall 2019

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This season the Mackinac Island Community Foundation is proud to award $17,594.00 to six nonprofit organizations working to enhance quality of life on Mackinac Island. Congratulations to all recipients! Below is a brief summary of each award.


Mackinac Arts Council | $2,500.00
Provide funding for backdrops, set pieces and costumes for the spring musical production of "The Music Man."

Mackinac Arts Council | $600.00
Provide training from Oncore AV for staff and volunteers to use newly acquired mixers, microphones, speakers, and other audio gear.

Mackinac Arts Council | $1,368.00
Improve the power management on stage at both outdoor and indoor concerts and provide additional microphones to support new audio equipment.


United Way of Eastern Upper Peninsula | $1050.00
Provide Dolly Parton Imagination Library scholarships to 3 children.


Mackinac Island Medical Center | $10,000.00
Upgrade radiology equipment to meet the standard care for patients. The equipment will reduce the patient dose of radiation, time required and faster diagnosis.

McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation | $500.00
Provide and assist patients in the community with financial assistance for the "non-reimbursable" expenses that McLaren patients and families incur while seeking treatment and diagnosis.


City of MI – Rec Dept. | $400.00
Purchase baking supplies to be used to teach bakers new skills and give new bakers more confidence

City of MI – Rec Dept. | $576.00
Build new flooring using rubber matting to protect bathrooms and pavilion next to the Ice Rink.


Mackinac Horsemen's Association | $6000.00
Increasing turnout space will give the ability to provide more lessons, more boarding space and more programs which improve our sustainability.

Spring 2019

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Mackinac Island Community Foundation trustees and staff are pleased to share news of recent grant decisions totaling $77,776 supporting projects and programs on Mackinac Island and Mackinac County. We share this information with our community complementary efforts. Below is a brief summary of each award.

Mackinac Arts Council. | $21,000
Support for the weekly classical music program, indigenous art project, poetic visons art show and a wireless intercom for programming.

Michilimackinac Historical Society | $1,500
Support for inform and educate the public about the geology, archelogy of the Straits of Mackinac.

Mackinac Island State Park Commission | $4,345
Support for the preservation of the 1996-2019 Mackinac Island Town Crier by microfilming to bring the microfilm library current.

Mackinac Economic Alliance | $1,242
Support for a vocational training information fair.

Mackinac Island Public School | $3,315
Support for a classroom & family literacy math program, First Lego League to attend competitions and attendance at the 4-H Exploration Days in MSU for high schoolers.

For the Love of Water (FLOW) | $2,250
Support for informing and updating the public on Line 5, the decaying oil pipeline, the proposed oil tunnel and the law.

Northland College | $25,000
Support for the Great Lakes Island Summit held on Mackinac Island where attendees share solutions with one another.

Recreation Department of Mackinac Island | $5,210
Support for ongoing recreational programming and a youth computer programming class.

Chippewa Health Access Coalition | $700
Support for a staff to assist Island residents with their health care options.

Mackinac Island Medical Center | $2,715
Support for the purchase patient care equipment.

Mackinac 4-H Horse Club | $7,500
Support for riding lesson scholarships and the purchase of youth sized saddles.

Mackinac Horseman’s Association | $2,900
Support for a Mock Horseshow for area youth.