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With heavy hearts, the Community Foundation notes the passing of Tom Smith, a valued member of our board of directors. Tom had served on our board since 2011, always bringing with him a warmth and compassion for others. We are grateful for his…
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As a place-based grantmaker, the Community Foundation is committed to making the community stronger including through its twice-per-year grant cycle. We are currently inviting eligible nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and…
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In July 1992, a group of community-minded, forward-thinking people gathered to officially launch something remarkable: your Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. On Thursday, July 16, 1992, the founders of the Community Foundation…
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Graduation season has arrived and, around Emmet County, 39 local high school graduates are starting or continuing college with $64,250 worth of assistance and the support of their community. Since the establishment of the first scholarship fund in…
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North Central Michigan College has partnered with the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation on a yearlong research project to provide innovative solutions to Emmet County’s child care shortage. The NCMC Child Care Initiative will provide…
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A proposed 60-unit workforce housing development moved another step closer to reality this week as the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation purchased the Gruler property at 900 Emmet Street in the City of Petoskey, the former site of…
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In 1992, three distinct groups of thoughtful, forward-thinking community members gathered in northwest lower Michigan. Each of these groups shared a common vision: to invest in their respective communities by creating a permanent charitable resource.…
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The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation lost a founder, mentor and friend this week with the passing of Ted Frey. Ted served first as a champion of the community foundation model here in northern Michigan, sharing his combined business…
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Three projects impacting Little Traverse Bay and its watershed will receive support totaling $57,250 in grants from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. Awarded from our Little Traverse Bay Protection and Restoration Fund, the…
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The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $80,000 grant to Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity (NMHFH) for crucial infrastructure at its Meadow Lands subdivision in Alanson. The new housing development is slated to…
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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, we are committed to making the community stronger including through our twice-per-year grant…
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Almost thirty years ago, citizens in Charlevoix and Emmet counties explored a vision of a permanent, local charitable resource to make a difference here in the communities they held dear. These efforts established the Charlevoix County Community…