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celebrating Community Foundation week: November 12-18

“Our community foundations are vital partners in offering Challenge Mountain’s Spirit Day Camp each summer,” said Elizabeth Gertz Looze, Executive Director of Challenge Mountain. “For many campers, this may be the only opportunity he or she may have to enjoy summertime activities with life-long friends.”

The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and the Charlevoix County Community Foundation are proud to partner with Challenge Mountain, one of many nonprofit organizations supported by our grants. Since your community foundations were established in 1992, grant dollars returning to our communities have totaled more than $50 million.

Read more about Community Foundation Week and Challenge Mountain here. 





Modifying funds helps preserve donor intent and maximize community impact  


The Strehls loved their community and established a fund with the Community Foundation in 1999. 

When they passed away, Frank in 2011 and Betty Jo in 2018, the Fund was converted to the Frank J. and Betty J. Strehl Fund for the Community, where their gift can make a lasting impact for generations to come, in the areas of greatest need.










GRANT IMPACT:  Boyne valley trail construction begins!


This fall, construction began on the paved trail that will soon connect Boyne City and Boyne Falls. A groundbreaking was held on October 2, 2019 to celebrate.