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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.


Upcoming Events

February

Thursday February 18th at 1:45pm

FREE FOOD PANTRY

908 6TH STREET, CADILLAC

Free food distribution at 908 6th Street. Please bring a container capable of carrying 50 lbs of fresh foods. Share this information with those that you know who may need it!  Food will be distributed beginning at approximately 2pm.

The sponsor of this weeks food pantry is New Beginnings Church.  Thank you for all that you do for the community!  We appreciate it.

Monday February 29th at 8:30am

TRUSTEE GRANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

201 N. MITCHELL STREET, CADILLAC, MI

The Trustee Grant Program is accepting applications a little longer this month, thanks to the extra day.  If you are interested in applying for this grant, please click on the CACF Grantmaking tab at the top of the page, and review the guidelines.  If your program or project fits, then please complete the Common Grant Application found in the same section.  Call 775-9911 for further information or questions regarding this grant program.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE THROUGH APRIL 15

We have many student scholarship programs that are accepting applications at this time.  You may view them by clicking on the Scholarship tab on the tool bar.

New this year is the "common" application form.  This allows applicants to apply for multiple programs on the same application.  You can also use the application to apply for student loans.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 775-9911.

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FREE FOOD PANTRY CONTINUES THROUGH 2016

Free food distributions will continue through 2016.  Located at 908 6th Street, in the Cadillac Distributing building, the Pantry takes place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 2pm.  The Pantry continues to distribute food until it is gone, usually no later than 3:30.


Winter distribution dates are January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 3, March 17, April 7, and April 21.  No pre-authorization is required to participate.  Households (and individuals) who are at risk of food insufficiency are invited to bring a container capable of carrying up to 50 lbs of fresh foods, and to arrive no earlier than 1:45pm (gates are locked until then generally).  If a person is unable to attend but needs this service, a friend or relative can come up to the distribution site and pick up the food for them.

This Free Food Pantry is made possible in our community through the generosity and service of local citizens, businesses, the Rotary Club of Cadillac, Feeding America, and the Cadillac Area Community Foundation.  For further information about sponsoring a truck, or to volunteer to help with the Food Distribution, please contact Doreen Lanc at the Foundation offices at  775-9911.

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FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT FROM WINN DONATION

The Cadillac Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the award of a grant of $3,500, to support the Wexford Missaukee Early Childhood -  Imagination Library in the Wexford Missaukee area. This grant is being awarded from the William and June Winn Endowed donation from the Cornerstone Fund.   This grant award is in keeping with the Foundation’s history of over 20 years of supporting youth, education, and economic development in our community.

The Imagination Library is  available to all families with children, from birth to five years old,  in the Wexford Missaukee ISD area. Research by the Dolly Parton Foundation on program participants has shown an increase in the number of books in the home, especially for low-income homes, and an increase in the frequency of parental reading to their children. Both of these factors are correlated with improved reading scores.

2621 children in the Wexford Missaukee area have benefitted from the program since it began in June of 2013. A total of 42,218 books have been distributed since that time. The program is available at no cost to families and is supported completely by local donations.

 

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WOMENS GIVING CIRCLE ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

The Cadillac Area Women’s Giving Circle is currently accepting applications for grants that support programs and projects that promote the economic self-sufficiency and well being of women and girls.  The Circle anticipates that it will award one to five
grants between $1,000 and $7,500.  For more information about this grant program, and an application, please visit their blog here.

 

 

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YOUTH GRANT APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

Grants shall be awarded to qualified non-profit organizations that serve the Cadillac Area youth based on selections and recommendations by the Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth Advisory Committee.  GRANT FUNDS SHALL BE USED FOR YOUTH PROJECTS OR PROGRAMS SPECIFICALLY.  (It is expected that the majority of grants will be for $1,000 or less)  Priority consideration will be given to applicants that: demonstrate an innovative, unique project or program for young people within Cadillac Area; identify specific needs or interests of young people, with a project or program designed to meet these needs or interests; illustrate creative uses for grant money to enhance youth learning, leadership, and growth in our area.

The Youth Committee has a new grant application that can be accessed on this website by viewing the "Common Grant Forms" under the "Grants" tab on the above toolbar.

First time applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation offices at 775-9911 and schedule a meeting prior to submitting your application.

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TRUSTEE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH END OF FEBRUARY

The TRUSTEE GRANT PROGRAM is currently open.  Applications are available on this website, or by calling the Foundation offices at 775-9911.  Because the deadline of February 28 falls on a Sunday, applications must be received in the office by February 29th no later than 3pm, or via mail that is delivered by February 29th.    No applications will be accepted after that date for this cycle.

The Foundation has changed the application, and now uses a common grant application for many of its grant programs.  You can access that application on this website by viewing the "Common Grant Forms" under the "Grants" tab on the above toolbar.

First time applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation offices at 775-9911 and schedule a meeting prior to submitting your application.

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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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