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Les Cheneaux Commmunity Foundation

Land of Water

Dedicated to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Les Cheneaux community since 1997.


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Our Mission

A Lasting Way to Support Our Unique Community

Our Mission is to provide opportunities for our community to invest in its future. The permanent endowments that we create today will become an enduring resource for the people of the Les Cheneaux area, now and for generations to come.

The Community Foundation is a non-profit corporation established to meet the local needs, today and in the future. We offer tax advantages of charitable giving, the long-term benefits of endowment funds, and the ability to establish a legacy fund in the name of your family member or loved one.

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Your generosity helps to fund over 50 causes in the Les Cheneaux community from improving Cedarville Harbor for better water access to investing in our students’ future with the KickStart to Career saving plan. With your support, we can continue to maintain, improve and preserve our unique community.

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Our Foundation is strengthened by community collaboration. We welcome new initiatives focused on education, culture, environmental awareness, community development and health and wellness in Les Cheneaux. From the COVID Relief Fund to the Clark Township Fire-fighting Boat Fund, we are committed to helping our community.

Thanks For Your Support

Your tax-deductible donation helps to improve our community in countless ways. Thank you for your support to enhance this unique community we all share.

Your tax-deductible donation helps to fund:

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation


Supporting our community

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation


Investing in the future

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation

Community Partnerships

Working with local organizations


At Work in Our Community

Les Cheneaux COVID Relief Fund

COVID Relief Fund

Our community needs our help during this unprecedented time. Thanks to our donors, we recently distributed Safe Start kits to local businesses. Please consider donating to this critical fund. Need help? You can also apply for COVID Relief Funds.  

Carl Gerstacker Preserve Upgrades

We are very proud to award a grant to The Nature Conservancy for trail work and upgrades to parking and access to the Carl Gerstacker Preserve, right here in the EUP along M-134 at Dudley Bay. Work will be completed in Spring 2021 and the trails are beautiful right now.

Kickstart to Career

We are investing in every child in the Les Cheneaux community, starting with $50 savings plans for all incoming kindergarten students. To encourage saving for future college or trade school costs, we will match family and friends’ contributions up to $25 per year.

Cedar Post Improvements

Thanks to your genorosity, the Cedar Post Thrift Store and Food Pantry now has new energy efficient windows and lighting. We are grateful for your continued support of this essential organization in our community. Many rely on the Cedar Post, especially during this challenging pandemic. 

Funds & Programs

Our Focus


From raising awareness about Blastomycosis and wild parsnip, to improving nature trails and water quality, the Foundation is focused on the health of Les Cheneaux for years to come.


We are proud to partner with the community library, local schools, the culinary school, and boat building school to provide educational programs, funding and scholarships.

Economic Growth

We work together with local organizations, businesses and attractions to bring revenue and growth to our community. A grant to the Chamber of Commerce will help to promote this great region.