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OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19:  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.


Community Foundation Adds New trustees

January 14, 2021

The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two (2) new trustees; Angie Nachazel and Keith Carey.

Angie Nachazel has been the secretary at East Jordan Elementary School for over fifteen years. She is an East Jordan native and has been active in the community in many ways. Keith Carey is 4Front Credit Union’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, where he has directed the communication and advertising efforts of the Traverse City-headquartered financial institution since its inception in 2015.  

Don Jess, Chair of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, is looking forward to working with the new trustees. “Angie and Keith are the kind of thoughtful people who will be great additions to our Board,” adding, “their perspectives and engagement will benefit the Community Foundation as we work to broaden our impact right here at home.”

Read the full story here.




Legacy spotlight: Valerie Lange

"Northern Michigan is a place I will always consider home." 

While Valerie lives on the West Coast now, she grew up in Boyne City and wants to make a difference here for generations to come. "I believe that it is important to preserve natural areas and that taking care of vulnerable animals is a vital part of the community,” says Valerie, and her giving reflects her beliefs. 








GRANT IMPACT:  School Nurse Program

Ten years ago, the Community Foundation was part of an effort to provide school nurses across Charlevoix County and recently made a grant to sustain that service for hundreds of local children, with a grant of $130,000, which will provide two school nurses to serve in Charlevoix County schools.