The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation pleased to announce $314,413 in grants as part of its Spring 2023 grant cycle. A total of 44 grantees including nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities that serve the people of Emmet County will receive awards for a variety of services, programming, and capital improvements.
"The Community Foundation is proud to support the invaluable work of local nonprofits with these grants,” said Jenni Attie, chair of the foundation’s Grant Distribution Committee. “We believe in the power of collaboration, and these grants will make a significant difference in our community, improving the lives of many individuals and families. We look forward to seeing the positive outcomes of these grants and continuing our support for local nonprofit partners."
As part of the overall awards, the foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) recommended $70,406 in grants from the Fund for Youth to 17 organizations after conducting in-person interviews. The YAC is comprised of 23 area teens, eighth grade through seniors. YAC members Avery Sears, an eighth-grade student at St. Francis Xavier School, and Alex Carlson, a senior at Petoskey High School and a member of the foundation board, presented their funding recommendations to the foundation board recently.
Support for the grant cycle came from a variety of funds held at the Community Foundation including field of interest funds addressing specific areas such as senior citizens, housing, and natural resources. Support also came from donor advised funds, which are created by individuals and families to carry out their charitable giving.
Attie added that the foundation’s ability to partially or fully fund all of the grant requests was made possible thanks to donor advised funds, which contributed 15 percent of the total dollars granted.
Click here for a complete list of Spring 2023 recipients.