Entries by Michael Parkinson

July 2022 Blog

July Blog | Youth are our Future Community foundations are more than awarding grants to nonprofits and giving out scholarships, we are much more…. Foundations also serve as conveners for vital community meeting, help build teams of organizations to solve problems, and serve nonprofits. Foundations are always looking at the future needs of the community […]

April 2022 Blog

April 2022 Blog | New Funds!  Cadillac Area Men’s Giving Circle    The Men’s Giving Circle is a group of forward-thinking men who care deeply about improving the quality of life for men and boys in our community.  These passionate people don’t want to simply give their money, but they want to be a part […]

January Blog

January 2022 Blog Our community has shown strength, courage, and generosity through these challenging times. Over the past year, the Foundation has taken an active approach listening and learning about the challenges and opportunities within our community. In addition to working with non-profit organizations to provide critical needs and services, we have become the hub […]

November 2021 Blog

unfinished work. . . In the United States: *More than 12 million American children are unsure of when they will have their next meal. *552,830 people experience homelessness on any given night. *On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. *Five children die every day from child abuse. *Average […]

Executive Directors Quarterly Blog – July 2021

We will Continue to Support our Community Millions of people who worked from home over the past 16 months learned there was no playbook of how to shelter in place. As for the Community Foundation, we never stopped working; we continued to monitor the community’s needs every day throughout the pandemic. As a result, we […]

Directors Quarterly Blog April 2021

A year later Families lost loved ones, virtual learning for students, and our kitchen tables became our workspace. A year later, after the World Health Organization officially declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic, the world is still struggling to recover and operate in what we have come to accept as the “new […]

January Blog – Entering into 2021

As we enter into 2021, there are plenty of things to look forward to.  In-person meetings, returning to work, our children back in school, family get-togethers, weddings, birthday parties, vacations, all the things we have put aside to be safe with slowly return. It’s easy to think about enjoying something lost in recent months or what life […]

December Blog

Caring for our Community What the CARES Act means for your charitable giving During 2020, the Coronavirus has affected millions of Americans and small businesses. This has resulted in significant federal aid and private donations towards the relief effort. If you have personally donated to a charity during 2020, then you may qualify for a […]

November/December Blog

Dear Friends and Donors, With the support of our many generous donors in 2020, the Cadillac Area Community Foundation continues to provide support to our community in what has been an extraordinarily challenging year for both our community and our nation. We live in a community that prides itself in supporting the less fortunate among […]

October 2020 Blog \ October is Health Literacy Month

Help us make the change. Literacy is the foundation of community and economic development.  If you can’t read, how do you follow instructions, manage finances, take orders, understand medical instruction, apply for jobs, get promotions, read to your children and help them with their homework? Our state has a lot of work to do to […]