East Jordan Enrichment Fund
The East Jordan Enrichment Fund has the flexiblity to support organizations, programs, and projects that have a county-wide scope, such as the Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital renovation or Leadership Charlevoix County, but focuses on initiatives and needs in East Jordan.
Many grants have benefitted East Jordan Public Schools, including support for supplies for the Robotics Club, equipment for the weight room, marching band uniforms, and Camp EJ summer care. The City of East Jordan has received grants assisting with wayfinding signage, parks and recreation planning, community baseball field and playground improvements, and upgraded recycling drop off sites. The East Jordan Community Pool facilities and programming have also received support.
The East Jordan Enrichment Fund provides for friends and neighbors in need through partner organizations, such as emergency utility assistance from Good Samaritan Family Services, food through East Jordan Care & Share Food Pantry, and other community services supported by Crossroads Ecumenical Resale Shop.
Grants to the Jordan River Arts Council supported a community performance series and several exhibits at the Arts Center. Northern Lakes Economic Alliance received support for Spartan Innovations Green Light EJ, which aims to spark economic development activities in East Jordan and other “Breezeway” communities.
Because the East Jordan Enrichment Fund is endowed, it will continue to grow and provide grant dollars for these kinds of programs and projects and more, both now and into the future. Contributions to the East Jordan Enrichment Fund join together, resulting in greater impact for this community we love.
Photo: The Community Foundation's East Jordan Enrichment Fund has supported the Community Pool with grants for facilities needs as well as programming for safety, fitness and fun.