Resilience Feature: More than a restaurant, it’s a career

Posted on December 29th, 2020
On behalf of our partners at Venture North Funding and Development, we are sharing this feature on Julienne Tomatoes, a Petoskey restaurant and one of 16 Emmet County recipients of Venture North’s Regional Resiliency Program grants for small businesses. PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN – Julienne T…

Regional Resiliency Program awards small business grants in Emmet County

Posted on December 14th, 2020
Venture North Funding & Development is announcing $64,250 in grants to 16 small businesses in Emmet County thanks to financial support from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. Venture North’s ten-county Regional Resiliency Program is designed for small businesses…

Remembering David H. Irish (1937-2020)

Posted on December 2nd, 2020
Dave Irish (right) with the late Hi Hall and Maureen Nicholson. Dave succeeded Hi Hall becoming the foundation’s second board president in 1997. Dave and Ann Irish The Community Foundation lost a founder and a friend this week with the passing of David H. Irish. Dave was on board with the Commu…

New Emmet Housing Solutions Fund grants $20,000 to NM Habitat

Posted on November 18th, 2020
The new foundation at the build site in Oden. The Alanson build site ready for a foundation. The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 grant to Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity in support of current home projects in Oden and Alanson. The grant comes f…

Celebrating National Community Foundation Week – Nov. 12-18, 2020

Posted on November 13th, 2020
This year has been remarkably difficult in many ways. Our country has experienced food shortages, high unemployment, and a high level of division and divisiveness. Yet, through it all, in Charlevoix and Emmet counties, we have also seen so many helpers: donors, nonprofit organizations, and citi…

A Legacy of Giving: The Winnell Family

Posted on September 18th, 2020
Much like his family roots in Petoskey, Todd Winnell’s commitment to giving back is generations deep. Todd reflected on this legacy of giving in early 2020 as he was preparing to celebrate his 50th birthday. He quickly credited many people who have impacted his life and traced their thread…

Community Foundation partners with NM Habitat to pilot new home build program

Posted on September 11th, 2020
David (DJ) Jones, executive director of the Community Foundation, awards a $120,000 short-term, zero-interest loan to Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity, accepted by executive director Sarah Ulrich. Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity and the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Commun…

Fall 2020 Grant cycle adapted to reflect current times

Posted on August 31st, 2020
With our local nonprofit sector facing significant and ongoing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is adapting in response. Our Fall 2020 Grant Cycle is now open featuring changes intended to provide flexibility in funding. In past ye…

COVID-19 Relief Grants surpass $250,000

Posted on August 10th, 2020
Thanks to the generosity of our community, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation has disbursed more than $250,000 in COVID-19 relief grants to local nonprofit organizations. Broadly, these relief dollars have provided critical support to our nonprofit partners including ge…