Connecting local people with local resources

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We’re improving the quality of life for people in Emmet County by connecting donors with community needs, building a permanent source of charitable funds for the region and addressing community issues. Together we can do more.

Our Spring 2023 grant cycle is now open

We are now accepting inquiries for our Community and Youth Grants spring cycle. Deadline for inquiries is Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

We’re a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good.

Since 1992, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation has helped generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to create positive change in Emmet County.

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We value the opportunity to partner with your organization on this work to improve the community we all treasure.

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Apply for a Scholarship

Our scholarship program exists to lessen the financial burden for students who are continuing their education.

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Learn how to Donate

Support the causes that are meaningful to you with a gift to the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.

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Investing in Housing in Emmet County

Attainable housing continues to be a critical issue we’re dedicated to solving.

Continuing our commitment to housing, the Community Foundation approved a short-term, zero interest loan of $120,000 to Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity in September 2020. The loan, now fully repaid, allowed Habitat to purchase a modular-style home for one of its lots in Oden.

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Our Strategic Initiatives


We’re dedicated to supporting affordable housing and attainable housing solutions in our beautiful area.

Public Transit

We’re working with community leaders to identify a viable, efficient transit service for Emmet County residents.

Clean Energy

We continue to support clean energy initiatives throughout Emmet County.

Local Food

Our early investments in local food initiatives have helped grow today’s vibrant local food system.

Legacies at Work

Generosity through planned giving helps us build a stronger community.

These charitable-minded folks, while no longer with us, continue to have a major impact through the legacies they started as members of the John S. Clark Legacy Society.  Twenty-seven funds with a current asset value of over $14.6 million dollars, are hard at work making a difference in Emmet County.

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The Latest News at The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

Read our most recent news including grant announcements, upcoming events and what we’re working on most immediately. Be sure to check out other updates via our Instagram feed. There are always interesting things happening in our community.

We’re hiring!

The Community Foundation is looking for a full-time Community Philanthropy Officer to join our team. Applications are due by Friday, January 27, 2023.

Celebrating National Community Foundation Week, Nov. 12-18

Community provides a foundation for our daily lives connecting us to friends and neighbors, to work and play, and to a shared experience of living in this corner of northern Michigan. In the early…

Congrats to Kassia Perpich!

With mixed emotions, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is sharing that Kassia Perpich has just accepted a new position as Associate Director with Great Lakes Center for the Arts.…

Remembering Tom Smith (1934-2022)

With heavy hearts, the Community Foundation notes the passing of Tom Smith, a valued member of our board of directors. Tom had served on our board since 2011, always bringing with him a warmth and…

Fall 2022 grant cycle now open for inquiries

As a place-based grantmaker, the Community Foundation is committed to making the community stronger including through its twice-per-year grant cycle. We are currently inviting eligible nonprofit…

Community Foundation officially "launched" thirty years ago

In July 1992, a group of community-minded, forward-thinking people gathered to officially launch something remarkable: your Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. On Thursday, July 16,…