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Environment, Land Use, Recreation Grants Awarded

March 31, 2021

The Community Foundation, through its first grant cycle of 2021, is responding to many requests from nonprofit partners in the areas of environment, land use, and recreation. Thanks to donors who look to the Community Foundation to make a difference close to home, grants have been awarded to nonprofits who will work on clean energy initiatives, shoreline stabilization and invasive species management, addressing stormwater runoff, planting trees, and more. 

In total, $86,136 in grants have been awarded through the 2021 Environment & Land Use grant cycle. 

Read about the grant awards here.

Click here for the full list of grants awarded. 



Legacy spotlight: Bob & Alana Anderson


Alana Anderson has felt a deep affection for Beaver Island since her family started visiting when she was a child.  An extended family member suggested the spot and every summer afterward family from Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota gathered there for two weeks in July.  Alana introduced Bob to the Island in the 1970s. While they moved around a lot for Bob's job, Beaver Island remained a constant "second home" for the couple and their family. Read their full story.








GRANT IMPACT:  Urgent Needs Fund grants approach $250,000

The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is fortunate to be part of a caring, generous, and resilient community. The health and safety of our partners, staff, and neighbors is always our top priority. We know that many friends and neighbors are experiencing increased hardship during the ongoing pandemic.

We encourage you to support local nonprofit organizations that work with the people and families who are most vulnerable in our communities. You can also make a contribution to the Community Foundation's Urgent Needs Fund, which is being put to use to help keep lights on and food on the tables in our community. To see a full list of grants from the Urgent Needs Fund, click here

The Community Foundation is not able to help individuals directly, but supports partners who can. To learn more about organizations in your community that can offer help, call 211 or text your zip code to 898211.

In times like these, philanthropy can make a big difference close to home.