Schoolcraft Community Foundation awards two grants

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation Board of Directors approved two grant awards totaling $1,790 in its fall grant round on Nov. 6.

Approved was one recommendation to be paid from the Kellogg Fund: $600 to Manistique Area Schools Science Class to offset travel costs for 29 students to attend an Inland Seas Education Association field trip to Suttons Bay, MI. The board also approved a request for $1,190 from the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter to help pay for its spay/neuter program. That money came from the SCCF Humane Society Fund.

In addition to 15 designated, or “donor advised,” funds, the community foundation may provide mini-grants from an unrestricted fund. The community foundation awards grants twice a year, in May and November. Deadlines for applications are March 31 and Sept. 30 of each year. Applicants are asked to use the SCCF application form, which can be downloaded from our website at, from our Facebook page or picked up at the Pioneer Tribune office.

Over the past decade, the foundation has given more than $134,000 to local organizations.

For more information on contributing to the Schoolcraft County Community Foundation or applying for a mini-grant, write to the foundation at P.O. Box 452, Manistique, MI 49854 or e-mail at