Urgent Needs Fund Goal 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!