What's New

Community Foundation names new accountant  


June 1, 2021

Matt Greer has been selected to serve the Charlevoix County Community Foundation as its new Accountant. Matt, currently employed by Kammermann & Bascom, PC, will succeed Laura Hansen, who is retiring in July after serving as the Community Foundation’s Accountant for all the organization’s 29 years. 

“We’re delighted to welcome Matt to our team,” said Chip Hansen, President of the Community Foundation. “He has the right blend of experience, know-how and personality to continue to grow and strengthen the financial side of our organization.” 

Read more about Matt here.  













Legacy spotlight: Babs Young


Ive lived here for almost 20 years now and many of the families we saw every summer in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s; some of them live here now too. These are people Ive known my entire life,” notes Babs. Through discussion with Community Foundation staff, Babs decided on a plan that will support the Community Endowment and the arts community she has nurtured with her time. Of course art is important to me,” says Babs, but more than that, its that art encourages connection between people. I hope this gift will do that someday.” Read her full story.











GRANT IMPACT:  Nearly $150,000 in community grants awarded

The Community Foundation, through the recent Community Priorities grant cycle, responded to requests from nonprofit partners in the areas of art, history, culture, health, and broad community needs.

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 bringing art and music to our communities, expanding safe places for children, maintaining healthy environments for people of all ages, bringing more affordable housing options to our communities, and much more.  

For the full list of grants awarded, click here