Schoolcraft County Community Foundation approves grants

The Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District HOSA recently received $1,600 to help purchase skin test kits that teach how to recognize skin diseases in geriatric patients. The grant came from the Schoolcraft County Community Foundation’s Kellogg Fund and was one of 12 grants awarded during SCCF’s fall grant round. Kellogg Fund awards are based on recommendations from SCCF’s Youth Advisory Committee, which reviews youth-related grant applications. At left, YAC member Ella Schuetter presents a check to HOSA teacher Jennifer Bosanic.

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation Board of Directors approved 12 mini grants totaling $9,810 in its fall grant round on Nov. 7.

The board approved the Youth Advisory Committee’s recommendations for seven grants to be awarded from the Kellogg Fund. The Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District HOSA class received $1,600 for skin test kits that teach how to recognize skin diseases in geriatric patients; St. Francis de Sales School received $1,530 for a slide for the playground; MSU Extension received $996 to purchase two picnic tables for the Hoop House; Emerald Elementary fourth-grade classroom received $398 to purchase library books; Boy Scout Troop 401 and Girl Scouts each received $500 to help pay membership costs and Boy Scout Troop 400 received $500 to help purchase tech equipment to watch training videos.

The board also approved four grants from the community foundation’s Unrestricted Fund. Thompson Township Fire Department received $1,000 to help purchase new fire gear; First Baptist Church received $1,000 to help pay for remodeling/repairs to the church building; Thompson Historical Society received $649 to purchase a new scanner/printer and Good Neighbor Services received $200 to help area families in need at Christmas.

The Manistique Lions Club was also granted $937 from the SCCF Lions Club Sight and Hearing Fund to help with that program in the area.

In addition to 16 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 September 30 of each year. Applicants are asked to use the SCCF application form, which can be downloaded from our Facebook page or picked up at the Pioneer Tribune office.

Over the years, the foundation has given almost $204,000 to local organizations and individuals in grants and scholarships.

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 sccommunityfoundation@gmail.com.


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