What's New

December 7, 2017

Urgent Needs Fund Match Achieved

Providing support for our friends and neighbors in need has always been a priority for the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.  In 2009, the Community Foundation worked with the Frey Foundation to create the Urgent Needs Fund.  Human services organizations like Good Samaritan Family Services, Boyne Valley Pantry, East Jordan Ecumenical Ministerial Association, Manna Food Project, and more have received grants from the Urgent Needs Fund to help families and individuals make ends meet.  The Community Foundation works with these trusted partners to put our community’s charitable dollars where they are needed most when they are needed most. 


Trustees of the Community Foundation believe in the work of the Urgent Needs Fund.  In fact, they offered a $100,000 match from endowed resources to boost the Urgent Needs Fund in 2017 – dollar for dollar.   Donors who care about those in need in our communities came through, contributing more than enough to meet the match and boost resources for helping with basic critical needs to $200,000.  The Community Foundation will continue to accept funds for this purpose so that together we can keep the heat on, offer groceries and personal hygiene products, and help our community’s vulnerable citizens thrive.  Learn more about the Urgent Needs Fund!


December 5, 2017

C3F Announces Fall Grant Awards


December 1, 2017

When you give to Community Grantmaking Funds at the Community Foundation, you are providing for current and future projects happening right here at home.  With grant cycles each spring and fall, nonprofit partners, schools, and individual communities working in Charlevoix County have the opportunity to seek support for worthwhile places, programs, and projects.

Check out the complete list of grants and their summaries!


November 17, 2017

A Letter from Our Leaders


October 16, 2017

In Recognition of Estate Planning Week


October 4, 2017

Blue Plate Project


September 19, 2017

Community Foundation Awards Scholarships to Area Grads


August 28, 2017

YAC Grant Supports Create's Artist-In-Residence Program


August 16, 2017

Preserving and Restoring Charlevoix County's Waterways


July 17, 2017

Friends of the Community Foundation Celebrate


July 7, 2017

Camp McSauba Receives Chicago Club Support


June 21, 2017

C3F Introduces: Funds for the Community


May 31, 2017

Youth Advisory Committee Members Visit Partners


May 1, 2017

C3F Announces Spring Grant Awards


April 17, 2017

Annual Fundraising Strategies Workshop Offered


April 11, 2017

Rylie Memorial Animal Care Fund Makes a Difference


March 8, 2017

Gifts to the Urgent Needs Fund will be matched!


March 2, 2017

First Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)


January 24, 2017

C3F Celebrates 25th Anniversary