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.
ARTS & CULTURE
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.
EDUCATIONUnited Way of Eastern Upper Peninsula | $1050.00
Provide Dolly Parton Imagination Library scholarships to 3 children.
HEALTH AND WELLNESSMackinac 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.
RECREATIONCity 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.
YOUTHMackinac 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.
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.