Connecting local people with local resources

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 2022-23 Annual Report

To learn more about your Community Foundation, check out our 2022-23 Annual Report!

Our Fall 2023 grant cycle is now open

We are currently inviting eligible nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities to apply to the Fall 2023 Community and Youth Grant cycle.

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 purchased the former Hankey Lumber parcel in Petoskey in May 2022. With the property preserved for workforce housing, the Community Foundation continues to work alongside Haan Development of Harbor Springs and Northern Homes Community Development Corporation to advance the 60-apartment Lofts at Lumber Square development, slated for a Summer 2023 groundbreaking.

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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.

Fall 2023 grant cycle now open for inquiries

The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life for all people in Emmet County. As a place-based grantmaker, the Community Foundation is committed to making…

2023 Annual Meeting

To celebrate our lasting community impact, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation recently shared updates on local housing solutions and elected a slate of directors for the coming…

2023 Annual Meeting

You're invited! The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is hosting its 2023 Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 3, 2023, from 4:30-6:30 pm. We hope you'll join us at the Grand Unity Event…

2023 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Graduation season has arrived and, around Emmet County, 42 local high school graduates are starting or continuing college with $71,750 worth of assistance and the support of their community. Since the…

Spring 2023 Grants Awarded

Local elementary students will have the support of a therapy dog for their emotional needs. Teen moms will have the ability to connect and find support through a dedicated camp program. A local…

Our office is moving!

The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is excited to announce that we are moving to a new location in Petoskey effective Monday, April 24, 2023. After 30 years at the historic Zipp…