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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

September

Thursday September 17th at 1:00pm

FREE FOOD PANTRY

908 6TH STREET

Bring a container capable of carrying 50lbs.  No registration required.

Wednesday September 30th at 11:09am

YOUTH COMMITTEE ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATONS

FOUNDATION OFFICES

Youth Grant applications are accepted throughout the year.  Applications and guidelines are available on this website, or call 231-775-9911.

Wednesday September 30th at 11:12am

TRUSTEE GRANT APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

FOUNDATION OFFICES

Trustee Grant applications are being accepted through October 31st..  Applications and guidelines are available on this website, or call 231-775-9911.

Latest News

Grants Protecting Our Environment

Thanks to a $1,000 grant awarded by the Missaukee Area Community Foundation, (a component fund of CACF), and an $800 grant from the James & Michele Bernier Fund for the Environment, the Missaukee Area Conservation District was able to collect 15,132 pounds of CRTs, owned by community members, which were diverted from landfills and disposed of in a way that protects our beautiful environment! 

Old CRTs (cathode ray tube electronics), such as old tube televisions, projection televisions, and computer monitors,  contain many toxic components including 5 - 10 pounds of lead. 

Although generally safe when intact and in the home or office, broken CRTs can release lead into the environment. Improper
handling of lead often contributes to birth defects, cancer, kidney failure, learning disabilities, intellectual disability and behavioral
problems.  Lead is highly portable and can be transferred from person to person on clothing as well as through water and air.

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YAC Grants Support the Cadillac YMCA

The Cadillac Area YMCA have been awarded two (2) grants totaling $20,000 by the Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth Committee; an advisory committee to the Cadillac Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees.  These two grant awards will help fund  the new Tween Zone, and  free 7th Grade Youth Memberships for the 2015-2016 school year.   at the YMCA.

The Tween Zone grant will provide necessary financial assistance to fund the develompent of a new Tween Zone at the Cadillac Area YMCA.  Mike Kelso, Program Director at the Cadillac Area YMCA shared “The Tween Zone will provide fun, safe, supervised activities for 8-11 year olds allowing parents to have peace of mind as they pursue their own wellness goals.”  The Tween Zone will open in mid-September, Monday through Friday, from 4pm to 8pm.

The 7th Grade Youth Memberships grant will fund youth memberships to the Cadillac Area YMCA for any 7th grader student who attends classes within the Wexford-Missaukee ISD.  The grant provided by the Youth Advisory Committee expands this program which supports youth development. “Youth need a diversity of community assets to keep them engaged and help find their niche.  The YMCA is one of those assets that helps  youth stay engaged in positive, healthy living and youth development opportunities” says Dan Smith, CEO of the Cadillac Area YMCA, when asked why it was beneficial for 7th graders to be offered this opportunity.

For more information regarding 7th grade memberships or the new Tween Zone contact Paul King at the Cadillac Area YMCA at 231-775-3369 or visit their website www.cadillacareaymca.org

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TRUSTEE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH END OF OCTOBER

The 3rd cycle of 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 falls on a Saturday, applications must be received in the office on October 30 no later than 3pm, or via mail that is delivered by October 31.    No applications will be accepted after that date for the 3rd cycle.

When submitting your application electronically, please contact the Foundation at 231-775-9911 and verify that your application submission was received.

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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FUNDS SUPPORT BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM

The Foundation is pleased to announce that the Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth Committee and the Cadillac Area Women's Giving Circle have both awarded grants for the Cadillac Area Backpack Program.

These grant awards, totaling $6,844, are earmarked for use to expand the program to the YMCA Headstart/Great Start Program as well as students in need at Cooley School.

The Cadillac Womens Giving Circle's award of $4,444 will fund start up costs as well as two months of food.  The Youth Committee award of $2,400 will cover the  food costs for an additional month.

The Foundation has supported the Cadillac Area Backpack Program since 2012 with grants from the Cornerstone Fund, the Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth Fund, and the Cadillac Area Womens Giving Circle.

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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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