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The primary mission of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation is to develop a community-wide vehicle for permanent endowments to enhance the quality of life in the area and to establish and manage worthwhile endowed funds for the benefit of our community.

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Cornerstone Fund Awards Grant to Feeding America

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is the recipient of grants which will purchase a new freezer for their location and allow for an increase in their storage capacity.  The Cadillac Area Community Foundation and the Rotary Charities of Cadillac each awarded $16,000 for the project so that the $32,000 freezer could be purchased.  The new freezer will be installed in early 2016.


Grant to Missaukee Mountain From MACF

The MIssaukee Area Community Foundation , a geographic component fund of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation, is pleased to announce that the groomer at Missaukee Mountain is wearing new track bands, thanks to a granthey awarded.  The groomer is used to pack the natural snow into a solid base for skiers. Missaukee Mountain has used the groomer for years and the bands which hold the tracks together allow the machine to drive up and down the hills were severely worn and weathered. Missaukee Mountain is a huge component of the local skiing community, allowing winter enthusiasts of all ages to partake in outside activities such as down-hill skiing, cross country skiing, and sledding.  Visitors to Missaukee Mountain will find a home-town atmosphere, friendly people, and groomed ski hills to enjoy the winter.


Foundation Announces Change in Leadership

It is with great pleasure that the Foundation announces Doreen Lanc has accepted the position of Executive Director.  Doreen Lanc has been employed at the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce, providing services for members, prospective members, and business events.   According to Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce President, Bill Tencza; “the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce congratulates Doreen on the importance of this new career pathway and as an endorsement of her talent, dedication and positive influence, not only with the Chamber, but in the community.  We are proud of her decade plus of accomplishments of making the Chamber a better organization and wish her continued success at the Cadillac Area Community Foundation.”

The  Foundation extends their best wishes to Linda Kimbel, who is retiring at the end of 2015.  Linda has served the Foundation well as the Executive Director since 2004..   We know you all join us in wishing Linda well as she starts a new chapter in her life.


The National Standards Seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The National Standards Seal also confirms our history of honoring donors' wishes.

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