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…

Community Foundation awards local relief grants totaling over $100,000

Posted on May 6th, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every individual, family, and community in a variety of ways. Our northern Michigan community is no different. Beginning in late March, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation began our efforts to respond to the crisis during significant and ra…

A message about local relief during COVID-19

Posted on March 26th, 2020
We hope this message finds you and your loved ones well as the COVID-19 impacts our daily lives and our community. These are uncertain and challenging times with change happening daily, even hourly. During challenging times, we are reminded of Fred Rogers recalling his mother’s advice to “loo…