Charlevoix County Community Foundation
To enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Charlevoix County, now and for generations to come.
About Charlevoix County Community Foundation
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation (C3F) is dedicated to making a difference close to home. Our work aims to improve and enrich life in for people in Charlevoix County by growing charitable resources, making grants to support a variety of programs and projects, connecting donors with community needs, and working in partnership with others to address local issues.
Started in 1992 by a group of leaders in response to a challenge from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, C3F has experienced vibrant growth and has immense potential to make a difference in our community. We work with donors, nonprofit partners, cities and townships, schools, and volunteers to move our community forward.
A 15-member Board of Trustees, representing all geographic areas of the county, provides guidance and oversight. Trustees serve on the Executive, Finance, and Investment Committees, and on the Distribution Committee, which reviews and recommends grant distributions. Advisory committees from Beaver Island, Boyne City, Charlevoix, and East Jordan assist in identifying community needs and make grant recommendations from geographic field-of-interest funds. The Environmental and Land Use Advisory Committee evaluates and makes grant recommendations related to environmental projects. The Youth Advisory Committee is made up of 15 local teens who learn about giving back to their communities by making grants to support our areas’ young people.
C3F is a member of the Council of Michigan Foundations and is accredited by National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Regionally, C3F maintains a close working relationship with other community, family, and corporate foundations. More information about C3F is available on our website www.c3f.org.