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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

December

Thursday December 15th at 1:30pm

FREE FOOD PANTRY

908 6TH STREET, CADILLAC

Free Food Pantry at 908 6th Street, no pre-registration required.Please bring a container capable of carrying 50 lbs of fresh foods. If you know someone who may be in danger of food insufficiency, please pass this message on to them.

Tuesday December 13th at 8:38am

IMAGINATION LIBRARY CHALLENGE

WEXFORD COUNTY

For every $1 donated to the Early Childhood Fund - Imagination Library, the Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth Committee will match it with $1.....up to $20,000!  Help instill the love of reading in a child's life, and help your community in the process.

You can donate to this great cause 2 ways.  You can donate online through this website by clicking the DONATE button in the upper right corner.  Once you are at our online donation site, go to the Programs section and choose Imagination Library.  Once you follow the steps and your donation is complete, you will be able to print out a receipt for your donation instantly!

Or, you can mail a check to the Cadillac Area Community Foundation,201 N. Mitchell St, Ste. 101, Cadillac, MI 49601.  Please make your check payable to CACF, and designate Imagination Library in the memo section.

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IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER AVAILABLE

The IRA charitable rollovers are limited to eligible to IRA owners aged 70.5 and up; limited to $100,000 per owner. This rollover can satisfy your required minimum distribution. The funds must be postmarked by by December 31 and sent directly from your IRA manager to the Foundation. Because the rollover bypasses your income, there is no corresponding charitable deduction.  It is recommended that you speak with your financial representative early so that they have time to complete the transaction by the deadline.

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IMAGINATION LIBRARY CHALLENGE CONTINUES

As of mid-October, 1934 kids within the Wexford-Missaukee ISD were receiving Imagination Library books FREE.  The annual cost per child for this program is $25 per child.  The benefits of this program are incalculable.

Are you ready to make the gift of books to area children? On Giving Tuesday the Youth Committee of the Foundation issued a challenge to the community.  For every $1 donated to the Early Childhood Fund - Imagination Library, the Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth Committee will match it with $1.....up to $20,000!  Help instill the love of reading in a child's life, and help your community in the process.

You can donate to this great cause 2 ways.  You can donate online through this website by clicking the DONATE button in the upper right corner.  Once you are at our online donation site, go to the Programs section and choose Imagination Library.  Once you follow the steps and your donation is complete, you will be able to print out a receipt for your donation instantly!

Or, you can mail a check to the Cadillac Area Community Foundation,201 N. Mitchell St, Ste. 101, Cadillac, MI 49601.  Please make your check payable to CACF, and designate Imagination Library in the memo section.

The Youth Committee will continue this challenge match through December 13.  We hope you will join us in meeting their challenge!

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Special Gift for a Special Person

Are you trying to find that extra special gift for that extra special someone who has everything? We can help you to give a gift that will keep on giving. That's right, you can make a one-time donation in honor of someone, and we will send them a seasonal card announcing your gift in their name. That gift becomes part of our endowed pool of funds and a percentage of the interest and dividends will be awarded to local nonprofit programs and projects as grants. Have a special area of interest? We might have a fund that meets that interest.  You can view our Current Funds listing under the "About Us" tab up above.  if you are interested in making this type of gift you can mail a check with instructions on whom and where to send the notification of gift card.  Holiday shopping made easy!

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WOMEN'S GIVING CIRCLE PUBLISHES NEWSLETTER

The Cadillac Area Women’s Giving Circle awards grants for programs and projects that impact women and girls in Wexford and Missaukee Counties. You can see a list of their grant awards in their newsletter which you can find here.  For further information about the Giving Circle, please visit their website at http://cadillacareawomensgivingcirlce.org or contact the
Cadillac Area Community Foundation at 231-775-9911.

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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.

Information can be found under the "CACF Grant Making" tab on the above toolbar.  Once there, choose Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth grants.  This program uses the Common Grant Application form, which is also found under the same tab.

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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FREE FOOD PANTRY SEEKS 2017 SPONSORS

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.  The Foundation is currently seeking community supporters who are interested in sponsoring a food truck in 2017.   A full truck sponsorship is $825, however partial sponsorships are also available.  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.

The free food distributions site is 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.

Remaining distribution dates for 2016 are; November  3rd & 17th; and December 1st & 15th.

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 at approximately 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.

 

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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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