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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

Thursday June 30th at 8:30am

GRANT APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

201 N. MITCHELL STREET, STE 101, CADILLAC MI

Grant Applications for the Trustee Grant Program are being accepted through June 30, 2016.  For grantmaking guidelines and an application form, please visit the "CACF Grantmaking" tab on this page. 

Thursday June 30th at 8:30am

PELL EDUCATION GRANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

201 N. MITCHELL STREET, CADILLAC, MI 49601

Grant Applications for the Pell Grant Program for Educational Organizations and Institutions are being accepted through June 30, 2016.  For grantmaking guidelines and an application form, please visit the "CACF Grantmaking" tab on this page.

Thursday June 30th at 8:00am

DENTAL SCHOOL APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

FOUNDATION OFFICES

For further information please visit the Scholarship tab on this page, and choose the Ardis Lueder Dental School Scholarship.  Deadline for applications is July 1, 2017.  Restrictions apply

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WOMEN'S GIVING CIRCLE FUNDS GAP PROGRAM

The Cadillac Area Women's Giving Circle, a fund of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the award of a special grant to the Stehouwer Free Clinic.  This grant will assist financially vulnerable women of Wexford and Missuakee counties with vital healthcare services and supplies.  These essential resources include limited funds for medications, medical supplies, transportation resources, and other everyday necessities.

The Stehouwer Free Clinic provides medical care and advocacy to uninsured residents in the Greater Cadillac Area and is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30 with varying early evening clinics as available.  You can reach the clinic at 231-876-6150 for eligibility information and to schedule appointments.

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TRUSTEE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

The TRUSTEE GRANT PROGRAM is currently open.  Applications are available on this website, or by calling the Foundation offices at 775-9911.  The deadline is June 30, 2016.    No applications will be accepted after that date for this cycle.

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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NOW SCHEDULING FOOD PANTRY SPONSORSHIPS

The Foundation is currently scheduling sponsorships for the Free Food Pantry.  The cost of a sponsorship is $825 and can be shared between individuals and/or businesses.  Dates are available from August 2016 through the end of 2016.  For further information, or to schedule a date, please contact Doreen Lanc at 231-775-9911.

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DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Ardis/Lueder Northern Lower Michigan Endowed Scholarship Fund is  accepting applications 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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BLAZING ARROWS 4-H AWARDED A GRANT

The Blazing Arrows 4-H Archery Club of Missaukee County has been awarded a grant in the amount of $4000 to replace their 3D Archery Targets.  This will allow Club Members to hone their skills as archers and be competitive at future competitions.  It will also keep the archers interest in the sport and possibly draw more members. This grant was awarded by the Missaukee Area Community Foundation, a geographic component fund of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation.

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FOUNDATION PROVIDES FUNDING FOR INTERVENTION SERVICES

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.

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FREE FOOD PANTRY CONTINUES THROUGH SUMMER MONTHS

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 the summer months are June 2nd and June 16th; July 7th and 21st; and August 4th and 18th.  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.

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PELL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION GRANTS AVAILABLE

Grant Applications for the Pell Grant Program for Educational Organizations and Institutions are being accepted through June 30, 2016.  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.

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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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