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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

June

Friday June 30th at 8:00am

TRUSTEE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE

201 N. MITCHELL STREET, SUITE 101, CADILLAC, MI

June 30th is the last day to submit a grant application for the Trustee Grant Program.  They can be mailed to CACF, 201 N. Mitchell Street, Suite 101, Cadillac MI or they can be emailed (with a signed, mailed copy to follow) to cacf@cadillacfoundation.org.

If emailing your application, please contact our offices to verify that youir application was received.

Friday June 30th at 8:00am

DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE

Today is the final day for applications to be submitted for the Lueder/Ardis Dental Scholarship.  Restrictions apply.  For application information contact Doreen Lanc at d.lanc@cadillacfoundation.org for details and an application.

Submit completed applicatoins to cacf@cadillacfoundation.org

Friday June 30th at 8:00am

DEADLINE FOR PELL GRANT PROGRAM

201 N. MITCHELL STREET, SUITE 101, CADILLAC, MI

Grant Applications for the Pell Grant Program for Educational Organizations and Institutions are being accepted through June 30, 2017.  For grantmaking guidelines and an application form, please visit http://cadillacfoundation.org/grants/ and click on Helen & Harvey Pell Education Grant.  Applications may be mailed to the Foundation offices at 201 N. Mitchell Street, Ste 101, Cadillac, MI  49601; or they may be emailed to cacf@cadillacfoundation.org, with a signed hard copy to follow.

If emailing your application, please contact our offices to verify that youir application was received.

Latest News

YOUTH COMMITTEE AWARDS GRANT FOR WHITE PINE TRAIL

The Rotary Club of Cadillac was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth Committee in support of the club’s fund-raising initiatives for a new trailhead for the White Pine Trail. The committee provides grant recommendations to the Cadillac Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees.


Dedicated in 1995 as the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park, the trail winds north from Grand Rapids 93 miles to Cadillac. 
“Rotary Club of Cadillac is very grateful and proud to have the Youth Advisory Committee as one of their major partners,” said Mark Lagerwey, 2017 Rotary auction chair. “They join more than 10 other $1,000 donors to this project.”


The White Pine Trail currently ends at the intersection of Holly Road and S. Lake Street.  Plans under development will extend the trailhead along Lake Street to the corner of Chapin, where it will cross into the trailhead area, which is currently a parking lot and location of the Cadillac Farmer’s Market. The market will be moving to a new location on Cass Street. Estimated cost of the trailhead project is $400,000. The trail brings mobility options, family and community enjoyment, retail spending and tourism to the area.


“Michigan is the No. 1 trails state in the United States with 2,700 miles, and the White Pine is one of its finest. It’s very significant that we have the north trailhead here in Cadillac,” Lagerwey said.

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WOMENS GIVING CIRCLE AWARDS GRANT TO IMAGINATION LIBRARY

The month of June marks the start of the fifth year for the Imagination Library in Wexford and Missaukee Counties. The Great Start Collaborative and the Cadillac Wexford Library will mark the occasion at the “Wednesday Wigglers” Story Time on Wednesday June 21, from 11 AM to 11:30 AM. The Wednesday Wigglers program is appropriate for children from birth to age 4 and their parents.

The occasion will also celebrate the award of a grant of $6,000 from the Cadillac Area Women’s Giving Circle to support the Wexford Missaukee Imagination Library. The Cadillac Area Women’s Giving Circle is a component fund of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation.

Doreen Lanc, Executive Director of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation, said “It is never too early to introduce reading to your child.  Spending time together and reading aloud can be an important step in the development of a child’s vocabulary.  Supporting the Imagination Library Program is an investment in our children’s future.”

The Imagination Library is a universal service available to all families with children birth to five years in the area served by Wexford Missaukee Intermediate School District. The program is available at no cost to families and is supported completely by contributions from individuals, businesses and local philanthropy. 100% of donated funds go toward the purchase and mailing of books to area children.

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2017 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

The Cadillac Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that scholarships totaling $36,946 were awarded to high school and college students; and to community members seeking professional development to further their careers.  The scholarship winners all have one thing in common; they have either graduated from a high school within the Wexford-Missaukee ISD, or are residents of the area.

Over 50 applications were submitted to nine different scholarship programs facilitated by the Foundation.  The scholarship committees spent hours reviewing community service, and determining the applicants’ character and leadership abilities as demonstrated in the essays they were required to submit.  Some scholarship programs also required a financial review to determine need.  In the end, 27 scholarships were awarded to individuals who best met the criteria of the scholarship programs and demonstrated the ability to succeed in their chosen area of study. 

“This was a huge undertaking by the Scholarship Committees’, and we are delighted to have these volunteers assist us through the evaluation and award process” said Doreen Lanc, Cadillac Area Community Foundation Executive Director.

Scholarship winners were notified in person, and by mail, on May 31, 2017.  

The Cadillac Area Community Foundation is proud to be able to recognize these outstanding individuals and their achievements, and look forward to their future educational successes.

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FREE FOOD PANTRY SEEKS SPONSORS

It is hard to believe that in our community, 16.5% of our residents are faced with food insufficiency.   29% of those affected are children.

We can help those residents through the Free Food Pantry.  The 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.  We are thankful for all of our partners  that help make a difference!

If you would like to sponsor a truck, please contact the Foundation at 231-775-9911.  Dates available: October 19, November 2,  December 7, and 21.

If you are interested in volunteering to work at the Free Food distributions, please call 775-9911.

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TRUSTEE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

The TRUSTEE GRANT PROGRAM will be accepting applications from May 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.   Applications are available on this website, or by calling the Foundation offices at 775-9911.  Late applications will not be accepted.

The Foundation 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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DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Ardis/Lueder Northern Lower Michigan Endowed Scholarship Fund is  accepting applications for a dental scholarship through July 1st  Please contact Doreen Lanc at 231-775-9911 for a qualification determination and information on obtaining an application for this scholarship.

The Scholarship is used to support a student in a recognized dental program at the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan and the School of Dentistry at the University of Detroit.  Preference may be granted to a student who is from, or demonstrates an interest in practicing in the Northern Lower Michigan counties of Wexford, Missaukee, or Osceola. Priority will be given to students in a post-graduate program. If no qualified applicants are available in a given year, graduate students may be considered pending fund assets. Preference would then be given to fourth and third year graduate students in descending order.

 

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PELL EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS AVAILABLE

Grant Applications for the Pell Grant Program for Educational Organizations and Institutions are being accepted through June 30, 2017.  For grantmaking guidelines and an application form, please visit the "CACF Grantmaking" tab on this page.  if you need additional information regarding this program, please use the "Contact Us" form at the top of the page, and we would  be happy to answer all of your questions.  This Program uses the Common Grant Application Form.

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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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