List of Grants 

2023 Grants


Cedar Post Food Pantry: fund establishment for perishable food

Clark Township: purchase of new AED for community

Les Cheneaux Watershed Council- Inland Seas Discovery Sail Program for July 2023

Hessel Schoolhouse: Writer’s workshop

Northwoods Cross Country Ski Trails: Trail groomer

 Les Cheneaux Islands Association: brochure and water safety maps

Snows Heritage Park supplies


Hessel Schoolhouse: Winter Snowy Owl programing

Snows Heritage Park: Light UP the Park event

Little Traverse Conservancy: Aldo Leopold Trail work on Marquette Island

Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce: Cedarville waterfront playground

Clark Township: monitor for public meeting broadcast





2022 Grants


Lake Superior State Nursing School: Smart IV Training equipment

Les Cheneaux Community Schools: new weightroom equipment for athletic department

Clark Township Snows Heritage Park: new playground materials

Les Cheneaux Watershed Council- Inland Seas Discovery Sail Program for July 2022

Hessel Schoolhouse: Children’s Theater production support

Clark Township: O.W.L. video conferencing equipment


Les Cheneaux Culinary School: Scholarships

Soo Locks Children’s Museum: capital campaign

Hessel Schoolhouse: Children’s arts programing

Clark Township Recreation: Hessel Ballfield repairs

Les Cheneaux Community Schools: Positive Behaviours Incentive Support





2021 Grants


Clark Township Recreation – Support for Peek-A-Boo Trail improvement project

Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce – Fall Bike Classic Event 

Hessel School House – Upgrade security lighting for parking lot

Les Cheneaux Watershed Council – Inland Seas Discovery Sail Program for July 2021


Mackinac Economic Alliance: strategic planning event

Great Lakes Boat Building School: capital campaign

Hessel School House: website development

Snows Heritage Park: publice bathroom project




2020 Grants


Cedar Post Food Pantry & Thrift Shop – Energy efficient lighting upgrade

Great Lakes Recovery Centers – Expansion of residential rehab facilities

Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce – Business & tourism maps


Cedar Cove – Wellness Class hall rental

Hessel School House – Ceiling fans

Little Traverse Conservancy – Trail maps reprinting

Watershed Council – EZ Dock Public kayak launch

2019 Grants


Cedar Post Thrift Shop & Food Pantry – New windows

Clark Township – Grant writer

Mackinac Economic Alliance – Support a vocational training event

Hessel School House – Cement work repair

Little Traverse Conservancy – Build a raised viewing platform at Mackinac Bay

Les Cheneaux Community Library – Purchase additional books


Hessel School House – Assistance in printing Summer Guide

Watershed Council – Inland Seas Discovery Sails program

Mackinac Economic Alliance – Travel costs to EUP Food Summit

Les Cheneaux Library – Purchase of graphic novels

Chippewa Luce Mackinac County Conservation District – Website development and public outreach

Clark Township M-134 Bike Trail project – Engineering study

2018 Grants


St. Ignace Food Pantry – Purchase of health, hygiene and cleaning items for clients

Great Lakes Boating School – Funding for scholarships

The Nature Conservancy – Improve parking, trails and signage at Gerstacker Preserve

Mackinac Economic Alliance – Assist Farmers & Artisans Market at Hessel School House with signage

LC Area Artisan’s Cooperative – Upgrade marketing infrastructure at Old Shell Gallery

Cedar Cove Assisted Living – Upgrade IT technology for patient care and resident enrichment

Cedar Cove Fitness facilities – Purchase new exercise bikes as part of community fitness opportunities

L.C. Community Library – Supply Children’s & Young Adult’s books on the STEAM collection

Clark Township – Assist in securing funding for purchase of property that would connect new Harbor facility to business district. Funds pending additional support.


Les Cheneaux Community Library – Add supplies and 3D printer to Makers Space

First Union Church – Purchase supplies for a Grief Share support group

Clark Township – Purchase composting toilet and enhance facilities for Leopold Preserve on Marquette Island

Hessel School House – Assist in cost of “Chalk Talk” mailer

Great Lakes Boat Building School – Support GLBBS Scholarship Fund

Les Cheneaux Community Schools – Purchase of Hunters Safety class training firearm

Les Cheneaux Watershed Council – Support Inland Seas Discovery Sails program

2017 Grants


Hessel School House- Repair cement entrance area

Les Cheneaux Community Library – Early Learning Library Activities

Little Traverse Conservancy – trail signage, brochures and trail cameras for LCI area trails


Les Cheneaux Arts Council – 2018 Summer Calendar of Events

Watershed Council – Great Lakes Discovery Sail Program

Mackinac Economic Alliance – Vocational education information event for prospective students

Cedarville High School Band funding for trip to Carnegie Hall in New York City

2016 Grants


Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce/Increase # of free movies in park

Bay Cliff Health Camp/Build Climbing Wall

Watershed Council/Funding Inland Sea Great Lakes Discovery Program

Les Cheneaux Community Library/Fund 2 summer programs


Clark Township/Leopold Landing Access Project at Duck Bay

Hessel School House/Stage Curtains

St Ignace Food Pantry/purchase of personal care items

H.O.M.E. of Mackinac County/ updating equipment and assistance

Watershed Council/Great Lakes Discovery Sail Program

2015 Grants


Watershed Council/Website Update

LC Area Tourist Association/Promotional Video

LCChamber/Outdoor Movie nights


Les Cheneaux Community Library/Quality Book purchase

Little Traverse Conservancy/Develop info for North Huron Birding Trail

Les Cheneaux Community Schools/Travel expense & purchase of trailer for Robotics Team

Les Cheneaux Community Schools/Travel Funding to LA Music Festival

Clark Township/Develop strategy to improve eco- tourism

2014 Grants


LC Area Tourist Association/Farmers’ Market

LC Library/Preschool Puzzles

LC Library/Early Literacy

LC Library/Notecard Fundraiser

CCSS/Summer Introduction to Ceramics

Historic Association/Capital grounds improvement


LCCS/S.T.E.M funding

Arts Council/Community Field Guide

LCCS/ History Alive

LCCS/Middle School Art & Pottery

2013 Grants

LCCS – S.T.E.M. Block Course

LCCS -Draw It! Print It! Hold It!

Little Traverse Conservancy – Derby Nature Preserve Parking

LC Area Tourist Association – Farmers’ Market

L.I.F.T/Community Canopy

LC Islands Area Tourist Association/Brand Integration

EUPCAN/support for matching grant

LCC Schools Band/support to attend National Festival of States in DC

Watershed Council/ed outreach materials

LC Chamber/Art Hop support

LC Schools/Assessment materials

LC Schools/Service Learning

Clark Township/matching grant for Recreation Park

2012 Grants

LC Area Tourist Association/ Branding/Marketing project

Clark Township Downtown Cedarville

LCATA Pure Michigan

Watershed Council Frogfest

Historical Association/Purchase of camcorder

LC Library/Summer film Series

2011 Grants

Out of Sequence High School Humanities Class trip to Chicago

EUP Food Hub source

LC Tourist Association Great Waters/Pure Michigan

Frog Fest 2010 Requested

Little Traverse Conservancy – Birge Preserve parking lot

LCCS Around the World Cooking

CCSS – Ipod in classroom

Hessel Beach Challenge Grant

Recreation Park matching grant

LC Historical Association

LCCS – Wall of Fame requested

LC Library – Summer Film Series

LC Library – Accelerated Reader Program

2010 Grants

Out of cycle request: LCCS Phase 1 hire consultant to provide guidance of best implementation of school and options for funding

MSU Breast Feeding Scholarship for Lactation Consultant

LC Frog Fest YAC

LCCS Around the World  Cooking class

LCCS Reading Recovery Camera flip camcorder

Jr. YAC Laminating Film

Historical Assoc. Summer  events

LCCS Government Class Trip to Lansing

MSU Economic Project between St. Ignace & LC