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.

We have moved!

You're invited to help us celebrate our new space during a special open house, Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 4:00-6:00 pm at our new location, 1349 US-131 Suite A, Petoskey.

Spring 2023 Grants Awarded

We are honored to award $314,413 in grants as part of our Spring 2023 grant cycle. A total of 44 grantees serving the people of Emmet County will receive grant awards for a variety of services, programming, and capital improvements.

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.

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…

Community Foundation welcomes Jake Myers to staff

The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Jake Myers will be joining its staff next month. Myers will serve as the new Community Philanthropy Officer, working…

Watershed protection grants awarded for 2023

Two projects impacting Little Traverse Bay and its watershed will receive support totaling $32,500 in grants from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. From its Little Traverse Bay…

We’re hiring!

This posting closed January 27, 2023. 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…