North Central Michigan Community Foundation announces over $20,000 in new grants

REGION – The North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) recently awarded 11 new grants totaling $20,540 to local nonprofits for programs and projects benefiting residents of Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda counties. The NCMCF Board of Directors approved the 2022 Community Impact Grants on August 16.

Grants awarded include:

  • $6,400 through three grants to Rayola Inc. to purchase duffel bags, quilts, and supplies for children in the NCMCF Service Area Michigan Foster Care System;
  • $3,210 through two grants to the Northern Transformation Corporation for transportation assistance for the MiCareer Quest event;
  • $2,500 to the Ogemaw Hills Community of Caring for a Diabetic Health Outcome program;
  • $2,500 to the Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center to help Oscoda County residents utilize the center’s services and capacity-building projects;
  • $2,175 to The Coalition of HOPE for its Rockn’ for Hope Music Festival;
  • $1,384 to the Optimist International Foundation for its “Breakfast with Santa Claus” program;
  • $1,618 to COOR Great Start Collaborative for its Little Libraries Great Start project;
  • $753 to the Crawford Roscommon Child Protection Council for its “Fatherhood in 15” project.

NCMCF Community Impact Grants come from the Crawford County Community Needs Endowment Fund, Ogemaw County Community Needs Endowment Fund, Oscoda County Community Needs Endowment Fund and from the Monnie Orr Memorial Fund. Funding for some health-related grants also comes from the Crawford, Ogemaw, and Oscoda Tobacco Settlement Funds, as well as the Ogemaw County Healthcare Initiative Fund and the County Healthcare Initiative Fund. Oscoda County.

The North Central Michigan Community Foundation is a charitable organization that serves as a catalyst and resource to inspire private giving for the betterment of Crawford, Ogemaw, and Oscoda counties.

Led by a volunteer board of directors made up of local citizens, the foundation oversees a group of permanent endowments from a wide range of donors. Donations of all sizes from individuals, families, and businesses are invested in a well-managed, balanced portfolio to build endowments, supporting local community nonprofits now and forever. To donate or learn more about how community foundations work, visit