Join us in honoring the 2020 & 2021 Kalkaska Citizens and Businesses of the Year!
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 4 • 4:30-6PM
Location: Railroad Square Pavilion (107 Elm Street Kalkaska, MI 49646)
The 2020 and 2021 Kalkaska Citizens and Businesses of the Year will be honored at a community event hosted by the Community Foundation and sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Event registration is now closed.
Can't attend but interested in supporting the Kalkaska community?
Event sponsorships are also still available; contact Pam Amundsen, Donor Services Manager, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Impact in Kalkaska
There are 4 unique endowments supporting Kalkaska County with a total of $176,503 in assets for the benefit of the community.
Because of generous supporters like you, here are some of the ways we met community needs in the Kalkaska area in 2020:
- $28,830 awarded to support health and human service programs
- $14,360 awarded to support youth development programs
- $47,415 in total grants awarded to support organizations across the county
Endowment for Kalkaska Area
The Endowment for Kalkaska Area is designed to be responsive and flexible in addressing a variety of community needs and interests—both emerging and established—within Kalkaska County.
It’s a local giving opportunity with local impact that’s facilitated by local decision makers and supported by donor partners like you.
Our Community Foundation Board Directors from Kalkaska County determine grant awards annually, ensuring that Kalkaska residents benefit from the Endowment now and forever.
Supporting the Growth of a Food Pantry in Kalkaska County
In 2020, the Endowment for Kalkaska Area granted $1,400 to Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources (KAIR), a nonprofit partner that provides practical assistance to the qualified elderly, disabled, and isolated of Kalkaska County.
KAIR used this grant as a double match for the Holiday Simply Give Campaign through Meijer in Acme. The $1,400 was turned into $4,200 during the Campaign to be used at Meijer for food purchases for KAIR’s food pantry.
“The fact that we were able to take advantage of this opportunity and triple our dollars will help many families in Kalkaska County,” said Cathy Somes, executive director of KAIR. “We are grateful for the support received through the Community Foundation which helps us improve the lives of others by supplying elemental needs to impoverished households.”
Partial List of Grant Partners:
- Acme Christian Thrift Store & Food Pantry
- Au Sable Institute
- Do A Little Good
- Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources
- Kalkaska Baby Pantry
- Kalkaska County Library
- Kalkaska Public Schools
- Kaliseum Recreation Complex
- PoWeR! Book Bags