aFUND IDS & DESCRIPTIONS

Funds of the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation

 

LCAAC – Les Cheneaux Area Artisans Cooperative

(Unendowed)

 

LCABNE – Trip Abnee Memorial Water Safety Fund

(Unendowed, Donor-Advised) Provides support for water safety and water safety awareness.

 

LCADMI – Les Cheneaux Administrative Endowment

(Endowed)

 

LCAMBU – Les Cheneaux Ambulance Auxiliary Fund

(Unendowed, ASK Fund) Provides for projects on behalf of the Les Cheneaux Ambulance Auxiliary.

 

LCAMBUE – Les Cheneaux Endowed Ambulance Fund

 

LCALDO – Aldo Leopold Park Project and Festival Fund

(Unendowed)

 

LCARTS – Les Cheneaux Arts Council

Designated Fund (Endowed, Donor-Advised, ASK Fund) Provides annual support to arts programs, classes, or scholarships in the Les Cheneaux community.

 

LCBIKE – Clark Township Bike Path Fund

(Unendowed, ASK Fund) Provides for projects which will complete the bike and fitness path in Clark Township.

 

LCBLAS – Blastomycosis Education and Research Unendowed Fund

(Unendowed) The sole purpose shall be to provide support for education, soil analysis, and additional research into the causes, effects, symptoms, and treatments of Blastomycosis.

 

LCBOAT – Great Lakes School of Wooden Boat Building

(Unendowed, ASK Fund) Provides for the funding of activities & projects of the Great Lakes Boat Building School.

 

LCBMIK –  The Bonnie Mikkelsen Endowed Scholarship Fund

(Endowed, Scholarship) The sole purpose of the fund shall be to provide financial assistance for students attending the Great Lakes Boat Building School who have met the financial need criteria as established by the board of the Great Lakes Boat Building School.

 

LCCHURCH – Our Lady of the Snows Endowment Fund

(Endowed, Donor-Advised) The purpose of the fund is to provide income, as needed, to support Plant Operations expenses of our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Hessel, Michigan. Learn more about this fund.

 

LCCOLU – William T. and Ann Collins Charitable Fund

(Unendowed, Donor-Advised) Provides support in areas of education, medicine, environment, youth, and scholarships for the Les Cheneaux area as recommended by the donor or his representative.

 

LCCOVID -COVID Relief Fund

Provides community support directly related to challenges faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

LCCSA – Les Cheneaux Children’s Savings Fund

(Unendowed) The Children’s Savings Account Fund provides the financial support to children attending the Les Cheneaux Community Schools as a savings plan to encourage and support our youth with a savings account to be used for post high school education or job training.

 

LCCULN – Les Cheneaux Culinary School

(Unendowed, Designated) The sole purpose of this fund is to provide funding of activities and projects of the Les Cheneaux Culinary School.

 

LCCULE –  Les Cheneaux Culinary School Endowment Fund

 

LCEDCE – Les Cheneaux Education & Cultural Enrichment Fund

(Endowed, ASK Fund) The primary purpose of the fund shall be to promote enhanced educational opportunities for the students of the Les Cheneaux Community Schools, and cultural enrichment for the Les Cheneaux community.

 

LCEDCP – Les Cheneaux Education & Cultural Pass Thru Fund

(Unendowed, ASK Fund) Provides support for projects that support the educational community in the area.

 

LCEDFP – Les Cheneaux Economic Development Fund Pass Thru

(Unendowed) The primary purpose is to grow this fund. Until then, grants will be given out to support the development of projects, not fund the project unless it is a low cost.

 

LCFIRE – Fire & Rescue Boat Fund

(Unendowed) This fund was started for the purpose of raising money to help purchase a fire & rescue boat to service the Les Cheneaux Islands waterfront and island properties in the case of emergency.

 

LCFOOD – E.U.P. Food and Agriculture Unendowed Fund

(Unendowed) Provides support to regional food and agricultural projects and programs.

 

LCGLSP – Les Cheneaux General Scholarship Fund

(Endowed) The primary purpose of the fund assets shall be to provide financial assistance for students who are attending a post-secondary high school and are graduates of the Les Cheneaux Community Schools.

 

LCHARBOR – Les Cheneaux Cedarville Harbor Project Fund

(Unendowed Pass-thru)

 

LCHARD – Frank (Duke) Harding Memorial Fund

(Endowed, Scholarship) The purpose of the fund is to provide an annual scholarship to a student attending the Great Lakes Boat Building School.

 

LCHEALTH – Les Cheneaux Health Care Practice

(Unendowed, Field of Interest) The purpose of the fund shall be to financially support individuals with professional, medical, or health care credentials to establish and maintain a medical practice in the Les Cheneaux area.

 

LCISEN – Les Cheneaux Islands Wildlife Environmental Endowment Fund

(Endowed) The primary purpose of the fund shall be to promote the protection of wildlife, habitats, and the environment of the Les Cheneaux area.

 

LCJOSH – The Josh Goodell Memorial Scholarship

Awards a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Cedarville High School.

 

LCLCRC Les Cheneaux Community Library & Resource Center

(Endowed) Provides financial support in order to maintain the Les Cheneaux Community Library physical plant in the future.

 

LCLION – Les Cheneaux Lions Club General Scholarship Fund

(Endowed, Donor-Advised) The primary purpose of the fund assets shall be to provide FIRST YEAR financial assistance for student who are attending a post-secondary high school and are graduates of the Les Cheneaux Community Schools.

 

LCMERTU – Thomas “Tommy” Nelson Mertaugh Unendowed Scholarship

(Unendowed) The sole purpose shall be to provide a scholarship to a student attending the Great Lakes Boat Building School who meets the criteria established by the Great Lakes Boat Building School for financial aid.

 

LCHUNT – Thomas (Tommy) Mertaugh Memorial Unendowed Fund

(Unendowed) The sole purpose of the fund shall be to provide support to a number of tax-exempt organizations that serve people in need in the Les Cheneaux area. Examples include: Cedar Cove Assisted Living Facility, Cedar Post Thrift Shop, Les Cheneaux Preschool, Hospice House of Sault Ste. Marie, H.O.M.E. and Road to Recovery Program. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. The donors will be consulted annually to determine the organizations to be supported that year.

 

LCMILK – John L. Milkowski Memorial History Education Fund

(Unendowed, Donor-Advised) Promotes the acquisition of historical knowledge of teachers by scholarships and historical exploration.

 

LCNAYB – Geraldine (Gerry) Naybeck Memorial

(Endowed, Donor-Advised) The primary purpose is to support programs and projects that provide education and/or early detection of cancer: equipment, programs or services to assist individuals diagnosed with cancer or other terminal illnesses. Programs and support services for families or scholarships for students studying nursing or a related health field.

 

LCNICK – George Henry Nickels and Les & Jackie StinerMemorial Endowment Scholarship Fund

Endowed, Scholarship) The sole purpose of the fund shall be to provide a scholarship to a student attending the Great Lakes Boat Building School.

 

LCOPER – Les Cheneaux Unendowed Operating & Saving Fund

(Unendowed)

 

LCPARK – Clark Township Recreation Park Project

(Unendowed, ASK Fund) Provide for projects which will complete the Recreation Park in Clark Township.

 

LCRYAN – William (Billy) Ryan Unendowed Scholarship Fund

(Unendowed, Scholarship) The sole purpose shall be to provide an annual $500 scholarship to a Cedarville High School graduate who intends to continue his/her education at an institute of higher learning, either university, college, or vocational/technical school.

 

LCSHAP – Mary Shapero Memorial Fund

(Unendowed, Donor-Advised) Provide for charitable purposes as the Community Foundation may determine, consistent with its purposes and by laws.

 

LCSNOW – Clark Township Snows Heritage Park

Endowed fund for the maintenance of Clark Township Snows Heritage Park

 

LCTNYE – Les Cheneaux Tassier-Nye Scholarship Fund

(Endowed, Donor Advised) To provide financial assistance for students who attended a school in the Les Cheneaux area.

 

LCTRIC – Tricia (St Onge) Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

(Unendowed, scholarship) To provide an annual $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from Cedarville High School who intends to pursue an advanced degree in education.

 

LCUART Les Cheneaux Arts Council Operating Fund

(Unendowed, ASK Fund) Provides annual support to art programs, classes & scholarships in the Les Cheneaux Community

 

LCULIB – Les Cheneaux Unendowed Library Fund

(Unendowed, Donor-Advised, ASK Fund) The primary purpose is to support projects designated by the Friends of the Les Cheneaux Community Library.

 

LCUNRA Les Cheneaux Unrestricted Altmaier Fund

(Endowed)

 

LCUNRE – Les Cheneaux Unrestricted Fund

(Endowed)

 

LCVFW – Earl Law-Perry White VFW Post 7958 Scholarship Unendowed Fund

(Unendowed) The sole purpose of the fund is to provide $1000 or $1500 scholarship to a high school graduate from both the Les Cheneaux Community Schools and Pickford Community School who intends to continue his/her education at an institution of higher learning. The graduating senior is required to be a veteran or related to a veteran. If related to a veteran who was a member of the Earl Law-Perry White VFW Post, the scholarship shall be $1500.

 

LCVISN – Les Cheneaux Archie & Ruth Visnaw Memorial Scholarship Fund

(Endowed, Donor-Advised) The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance for students who attended the Les Cheneaux Community Schools.

 

LCWATE – Les Cheneaux Watershed Council Unendowed Fund

(Unendowed, ASK Fund) The mission is to promote the conservation, education preservation, restoration, and sustainability of water based resources within the Les Cheneaux Watershed.

 

LCWAT3 – Les Cheneaux Watershed Council Endowment Fund

 

LCWEED – Les Cheneaux Weed Control Fund

(Unendowed) Provides funds to pay for weed harvesting in the harbor.

 

LCWILD Wildshore Fund

(Donor-Advised) Provide anonymous support to organizations and projects within Les Cheneaux as recommended by the donor.

 

LCWILL – Williams Family of Coryell Island Scholarship Fund

(Endowed, Donor-Advised) The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance for continuing education or vocational training for students of the Les Cheneaux area.

 

LCWILU – Unendowed Williams Family Scholarship

(Unendowed)

 

LCYAC Les Cheneaux Youth Advisory Council Fund

(Unendowed)

 

LCYUTH Les Cheneaux Youth Fund

(Endowed)