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George Goodman and Stephanie McGreevy
Forest Way Affordable Housing project funded with help from the MICF

George Goodman and Stephanie McGreevy
Executive Director Stephanie McGreevy presenting a check from MICF for the Forest Way housing project

 

Fall 2021

Download a copy of the 2021 Fall Grants Awarded.

Mackinac Island Community Foundation trustees and staff are pleased to announce recent grant decisions totaling $66,609 supporting projects and programs on Mackinac Island.

The foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) was instrumental in funding multiple grants this cycle, citing areas outlined in MICF’s most recent Youth Needs Assessment as important funding priorities.

Below is a brief summary of each award.

Mackinac Arts Council | $7,750
Support for the Mackinac Arts Council and Mackinac Island Public School’s 2021-2022 Online Youth Visual Arts Enrichment Program, a collaboration with Crooked Tree Arts Center of Petoskey.

Starling Shakespeare Company | $8,000
Support for the Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival, a popular outdoor theater event which will return for its second year on Mackinac Island in Summer 2022.

Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch | $9,000
Support for the 2022 Mackinac Island Hawk Count, which tracks migration of raptors through the Straits area.

Chippewa Health Access Coalition | $2,070
Support for two healthcare enrollment events on Mackinac Island, which will assist residents with understanding their healthcare options.

Mackinac Island Medical Center | $6,500
Support for three new Vital Signs Monitors along with cuffs, roll stand and accessories to allow clinic staff to monitor multiple patients in clinic rooms and the emergency room.

Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church | $3,500
Support for the Meals on Snowmobiles program, which will provide senior citizens, shut-ins and physically challenged residents with healthy, balanced meals twice per week from January through March.

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association | $1,800
Support to purchase Personal Safety Equipment for students practicing jumping at Mackinac Island Equestrian Center.

Mackinac State Historic Parks | $3,000
Support for Mackinac State Historic Park to purchase a new Microfilm Reader, which will provide access to staff, researchers and the public of records within the Mackinac State Historic Parks collection that are stored on microfilm.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $1,974
Support for Winter Ice Rink Equipment, including hockey pads, extra skates, and helmets.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $1,142
Support for the City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department's Winter Programming, including pottery, journaling, and painting classes.

Wawashkamo Golf Club | $21,900
Support for Wawashkamo Golf Club to publish a biography of Mackinac Island golfer Frank Dufina.

Spring 2021

Download a copy of the 2021 Spring Grants Awarded.

Mackinac Island Community Foundation trustees and staff are pleased to announce recent grant decisions totaling $128,270 supporting projects and programs on Mackinac Island.

“We are pleased to see so many organizations working in so many ways to better our community, whether it be capacity building for substance abuse programming, multiple preservation projects, or environmental education. We are proud to support these organizations and the work that they provide to Mackinac Island,” says MICF Executive Director, Mrs. Stephanie McGreevy.

The foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) was instrumental in funding multiple grants this cycle, citing areas outlined in MICF’s most recent Youth Needs Assessment as important funding priorities.

Below is a brief summary of each award.

Mackinac Arts Council | $9,000
Support for the Mackinac Arts Council’s 2021 Summer Season Performing Arts Programming, including artist fees and a portable platform to host several outdoor performances at the Inn at Stonecliffe.

Mackinac Arts Council | $7,750
Support for a preliminary program evaluation design process to analyze Arts Council programming and to research need & creative opportunities for the Mackinac Island seasonal workforce.

Mackinac Island Public School | $5,000
Support for a Classroom Makeover at MIPS to create a flexible, supportive learning space at to allow for a variety of learning activities serving each student’s unique needs.

FLOW For the Love of Water | $3,000
Support a community presentation via online meeting to update Mackinac Island leaders, residents, businesses, organizations, media, and others in understanding the law and status of legal challenges to the Line 5 Pipeline.

Chippewa Health Access Coalition | $700
Support for a healthcare enrollment event on Mackinac Island, which will assist residents with understanding their healthcare options.

Great Lakes Recovery Centers | $10,000
Support for Rebuilding HOPE: GLRC’s recovery housing expansion project which will increase capacity for its men's residential substance abuse treatment center and create additional essential services for the region.

Mackinac Marine Rescue | $30,000
Support for the MMR Repower and Upgrade project to extend the life of the Marine Rescue vessel with new motors and update the electronics to modern equipment with increased functionality.

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association | $6,000
Support for the Mackinac Horsemen’s Association’s operation of the Community Equestrian Center for the 2021 Season.

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association | $6,500
Support for the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center’s riding lesson program for youth in summer 2021.

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association | $5,641
Support to purchase an Upper Level Jumping Horse to help students advance their horsemanship skills.

Little Stone Church | $22,569
Support for Phase II of Little Stone Church’s Building Restoration project.

Mackinac State Historic Parks | $1,906
Support for Mackinac State Historic Park’s project to replace the lamp globes on all of the street lights around Marquette Park and Fort St with historically accurate globes.

Trinity Episcopal Church | $10,000
Support to replace the wooden front entrance steps, landing and railings at Trinity Church.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $4,312
Support to purchase additional park benches, a bike repair station and lumber for additional bike racks at Great Turtle Park.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $190
Support for an obedience Training Program for young dogs.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $3,238
Support for Summer Sports Camps including youth basketball, middle/high school basketball, and Sporties for Shorties.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $1,964
Support for Summer Exercise Programming, including Barre and Meditation classes.

Wawashkamo Golf Club | $500
Support for the Wawashkamo Youth Golf Camp.

 
 

Fall 2020

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Mackinac Island Community Foundation trustees and staff are pleased to announce recent grant decisions totaling $37,449 supporting projects and programs on Mackinac Island.

“It is a joy to announce the fall grant awards,” says MICF Executive Director, Stephanie McGreevy, “Our community continues to promote the well-being of Island residents and visitors through first responder training, arts education, meals to our seniors and so, so much more. We are also excited to introduce the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch to our grantees.”

The foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) was instrumental in funding multiple grants this cycle, citing areas outlined in MICF’s most recent Youth Needs Assessment as important funding priorities.

“The Youth Needs Assessment provides goals for us to work towards, including creating healthy outlets to relieve anxiety for students, with the introduction of Yoga in the Classroom,” says Mrs. McGreevy.

Below is a brief summary of each award.

Mackinac Arts Council | $9,800
Support for Youth Creative Visual Arts Project, a 7-week youth program in collaboration with Mackinac Island Public School and Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey.

Mackinac Island Public School | $4,000
Support for the MIPS FIRST Robotics Team to assist the costs for the team and their two 2021 competitions

Mackinac Island Public School | $1,638
Support for Yoga in the Classroom pilot program to support purchase of yoga equipment for MIPS students.

Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch | $6,000
Support for the Mackinac Island Hawk Count, which will count the number of birds of prey on the Island and compile information to educate and inform the scientific community as well as land and business owners in the region.

Cheboygan Life Support/Mackinac EMS | $4,104
Support for EMS equipment upgrades for the EMS first responder education on the Island.

Mackinac Island Medical Center | $885
Support to provide biohazard certification training for Medical Center staff.

McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation | $1,500
Support for the McLaren Patient Assistance program, which serves Mackinac Island residents.

Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church | $1,000
Support for the Meals on Snowmobiles program, which allows the church to provide two healthy meals to homebound residents twice a week in the winter months.

Wawashkamo Golf Club | $1,800
Support to replace six wood historical information signs posted throughout the golf course.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $1,995
Support for various winter programs, including Ice Hockey, Art Classes, and Bullet Journaling Classes.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $723
Support to replace the PVC mini soccer goals at Great Turtle Park, which are used by both adult and youth leagues during the summer.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $4,004
Support to replace the drinking fountain at Great Turtle Park.

Spring 2020

Download a copy of the 2020 Spring Grants Awarded.

Mackinac Island Community Foundation trustees and staff are pleased to announce recent grant decisions totaling $36,178.00 supporting projects and programs on Mackinac Island. We share this information with our community complementary efforts.

Our goal this season is to provide island non-profits with the resources they need to create a “new normal. Provide local musicians with a venue to perform safely, young equestrians, golfers and basketball players a place to provide confidence in their abilities to work with others and gain new skills. We also are very excited to provide for the continued goals of the community to preserve the history of Mackinac Island with Little Stone Church’s grant to begin repairs on this historic and iconic building. We also welcome our newest grantee, Wawashkamo Golf Club, who will continue to preserve the character of the island by ensuring the grounds and the golf game are maintained for generations.

Below is a brief summary of each award.

Mackinac Arts Council | $6,000
Support for Classical Music series, these funds will be used to pay musicians for the performing arts series in Summer 2020.

Mackinac Arts Council | $5,000
Support for the continued development of Music in the Park, to pay local island resident musicians for opening acts, and to hire a part-time on-contract audio technician.

For The Love of Water (FLOW) | $1,500
Support for research and community presentation: Securing a Brighter Future without Line 5: A Community Presentation on Current Legal Challenges and Perspectives on the Future without an Oil Spill Threat in the Straits of Mackinac.

Wawashkamo Golf Club | $3,000
Support for organizational capacity increase to invest in infrastructure to ensure IRS 501(c)3 compliance and to exhibit fundraising best practices.

Little Stone Church | $24,000
Support for Little Stone Church historical preservation efforts through Phase 1 building repairs.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $3,316
Support for 2020 Summer Youth Sports Camps.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $800
Support for Kayak Class to teach area youth in-depth kayak skills and safety.

City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department | $462
Support for American Red Cross Babysitting Class to cover the cost of training an instructor and assist with covering some of the cost of the class for students.

Wawashkamo Golf Club | $500
Support to cover the cost of the Youth Golf Program during the summer and ensure that there is adequate equipment for children to use in the event they do not have their own.

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association | $1,800
Support to cover additional staffing for events, special projects, and lessons as the MHA and the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center continues to grow in size and programming.

 
 

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.

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.

EDUCATION

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

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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.

RECREATION

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.

YOUTH

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.