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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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Tuesday May 31st



The Cadillac Area Community Foundation will announce the scholarship winners for the Blanchard Family Fund, CAPS Alumni Adssociation Fund, Helen and Harvey Pell Fund, Dr. Frederick Mannion Fund.  Announcements will take place at the Senior Breakfast. 

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Footprints in Time Adult Program is the recipient of a grant  which will purchase adaptive equipment that will enable program participants to more fully engage in activities of daily living.   The items purchased with the $1,200 grant award will allow participants more effective ways to communicate and enhance their abilities to decrease agitation and frustration so that they are able to be more fully engaged in their surroundings, activities with their peers, and socially engage within their community.

Footprints in Time Adult Day Program is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that serves as a multigenerational outreach to individuals who are health compromised, developmentally nontypical, and/or socially isolated, and those who care for them.



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 approximately 1:45 pm.  The Pantry continues to distribute food until it is gone, usually no later than 3:30.

Distribution dates through June are April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, and June 16.  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.



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.


Community Foundation Provides Funding for Intervention Services at Eagle Village

The Cadillac Area Community Foundation has awarded a grant  to Eagle Village  for intervention services. The intervention services available with these funds will provide opportunities for families and teenagers  to secure help at Eagle Village.

Life-changing services available include:

*Family Challenge Weekends where parents and youth attend together and learn new skills and insight into their relationships,  Families identify issues, learn to communicate, set limits and goals and develop conflict resolution strategies.

*Youth Challenge Weekends where youth confront behavior patterns that create disturbances in the family or community. Teens attend with peers and discover a sense of purpose and self-esteem. They are empowered to take on new behaviors that are positive for self, family and community and learn to be accountable and responsible for their own actions.

*Summer Camps for at-risk youth will challenge, excite and encourage pre-teens and teens that push back against authority, struggle behaviorally or are challenged to control their anger.

*Changing Lanes Intervention Program is designed as a “wake-up call” for troubled teenagers. Changing Lanes provides the opportunity and tools to learn new ways to make healthier choices by examining their old behaviors. They learn new communication skills, anger management and life-skills training.

The Foundation is pleased to offer grant funds for these  intervention opportunities to further support the strengthening of the families in our community

Eagle Village is a non-profit agency providing Intervention Services, Residential Treatment, Foster Care and Adoption services for all counties in Michigan. If you know of a family in crisis that may benefit from these programs contact Eagle Village at 231-832-2234.


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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