Local students benefit from Community Foundation scholarships

Posted on September 6th, 2019
As classrooms around Emmet County fill with students, 31 local high school graduates are starting or continuing college with $38,500 worth of assistance and the support of their community. Since the establishment of the first scholarship fund in 1994, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Communit…

Our Fall 2019 grant cycle is open

Posted on August 23rd, 2019
Does your nonprofit organization, educational institution or municipality work to improve the lives of people in Emmet County? If so, we would like to hear from you. Our fall grant cycle is now open, meaning grant dollars are available to support the work of various organizations serving Emmet Cou…

Celebrating 25 years of youth philanthropy

Posted on August 20th, 2019
Imagine the opportunity, as a 14-year-old high school student, to be part of something completely new, a chance to participate in and give back to one’s community and to make decisions for its future. Jennifer Zeisler had just that chance when, as a freshman at Alanson-Littlefield High School, a…

You’re invited to our Annual Gathering – Thursday, August 1st

Posted on July 17th, 2019

We invite you to join us for our 2019 Annual Meeting as we pay special tribute to our youth grant-making arm, the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Youth philanthropy has played a central role in the Community Foundation’s history since the Youth Advis…

Learn. Grow. Adapt. Repeat.

Posted on May 10th, 2019
Empowering nonprofit leaders to grow and learn is a cornerstone of strong communities. The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is a proud partner of the 2019 Leadership Learning Lab. Nine executive directors and emerging leaders from Emmet and Charlevoix counties make up the new…

Think spring, think grants!

Posted on April 30th, 2019
From lake sturgeon in the classroom to free-flowing rivers, innovative arts performances to free preschool programs, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is pleased to support a variety of community projects with grants totaling $204,552. As part of our Spring 2019 grant cyc…

Thinking globally, acting locally this #EarthDay

Posted on April 22nd, 2019
Earth Day made its first appearance on April 22, 1970, the idea of then US Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson as a dedicated national day to focus on the environment. Nearly 50 years later, Earth Day is celebrated locally and globally as a day of action to influence both our personal choices and ou…

Workforce housing community dialogue set for Monday, April 22

Posted on April 2nd, 2019
Does the workforce housing shortage in our area impact your life, either as an employee, an employer or a as someone looking for a solution? For anyone interested in sharing their ideas and concerns about how to address this shortage, save the date for Monday, April 22, beginning at 7:00 pm for a Commu…

Youth philanthropy in action – YAC Interview Day

Posted on March 20th, 2019
Check out the Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), a dedicated group of Emmet County youth. On March 19, 2019, the students heard presentations from eight potential grantees during the 2019 Spring Interview Day. Proposals considered by the YAC ranged from education to

Community Foundation adds Communications Officer

Posted on March 11th, 2019
Mary Cummings (left), incoming Communications Officer, with Valerie Wilson, outgoing Administrative Officer The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Mary Cummings to its staff. Cummings joins the foundation as Communications Officer, a