Thousands of dollars in grant funds have been awarded to area non–profits thanks to the Community Foundation of Marquette County.
In affiliation with funds from Ishpeming, Negaunee, Gwinn and Marquette, the foundation awarded more than 25 thousand dollars to health–related programs, 21 thousand to environmentally and recreationally–related programs.
In addition, more than 17 thousand was awarded to arts and culture organizations, and 15 thousand went to youth organizations.
In sum, the amount of grant money, totaled to over 100 thousand dollars. The grants are awarded as part of a competitive grant cycle. Grants are awarded after volunteers from each affiliate fund review applications and make recommendations to the foundation’s board of trustees.