Celebrating National Community Foundation Week, November 12-18


As part of marking National Community Foundation Week (Nov. 12-18), your local community foundations are sharing our pride in the impact we have on the people of Charlevoix and Emmet counties. The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and the Charlevoix County Community Foundation are truly YOUR community foundations.

Established by people looking to create a local resource for local good, our founders pooled wisdom and resources for the betterment of our communities. More than three decades later, this impact continues in a variety of ways. Through strategic partnerships and thoughtful grantmaking, your foundations have been instrumental in driving positive change, enriching education, promoting health and wellness, protecting the environment, nurturing arts and culture, and making a difference close to home. Whether we support innovative nonprofits, schools, and municipalities with grant funding, or partner across sectors to tackle big community issues like housing, youth mental health, and childcare, we strive to improve the quality of life for all in Emmet and Charlevoix counties.

This National Community Foundation Week, we invite you to reflect on the lasting impact that collective philanthropy can have on the places we call home. Together our community foundations stand as a testament to the strength that builds when individuals come together to invest in the well-being of our community.

Most importantly, this impact is thanks to friends and community members like you. Only with your continued interest, generosity, and engagement are we able to do this meaningful work to keep our communities healthy and vibrant.

In community,

Sara Ward
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
David “DJ” Jones
Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

The Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation are public charities dedicated to improving and enriching the lives of people in their respective counties. The organizations hold various funds, all established by local donors. Some funds are earmarked for specific causes; others are open-ended to meet changing needs. Many funds are held in permanent endowments so they can continue to grow and generate income to enhance the quality of life in our counties now and for generations to come.