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News from Les Cheneaux Community Foundation

Thanks to your genorosity, we are able to support many causes in our community throughout the year. Learn more about recent grant awards and scholarship winners. 

Spring and Fall 2021

2021 Grant Awards

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation is proud to award $44,035 in commitments to the following projects: 

Fall 2021

  • Hessel School House: Website Development
  • Clark Township: Snows Heritage Park Restroom Project
  • Mackinac Economic Alliance: Strategic Plan Implementation
  • Great Lakes Boat Building School: Communication Expenses for Promotion of New Marine Electronics Program

Spring 2021

  • Les Cheneaux Watershed Council: Inland Seas Discovery Sails Program
  • Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce: Inaugral Fall Bike Classic Event
  • Hessel School House: Outdoor Security Lighting
  • Peek-a-Boo Trail Project

2021 Scholarship Recipients

The Foundation is pleased to award these 2021 high school graduates the following scholarships, totaling $12,500:

Josh Goodell Memorial Scholarship Cassidy Barr and Caleb Kohlmann

Tricia (St. Onge) Smith Memorial Scholarship Elysia Causley

Tassier Nye Family Scholarship Caleb Kohlmann

Archie & Ruth Visnaw Scholarship Emilie Bigelow

Luke Bickham Scholarship Caleb Kohlmann

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation General Scholarship Chris Vagts

Williams Family of Coryell Island Scholarship Selah Preston

Earl Law-Perry White VFW Post 7958 Scholarship Audrey Pearson and Dylan Bjunes

Billy Ryan Memorial Scholarship Audrey Pearson

Fall 2020

Feeding America food distribution

Feeding America Food Distribution, Cedarville

2020 Grant Awards

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation awards $24621 to local organizations during our 2020 grant awards:

  • Cedar Post Thrift Shop and Food Pantry: Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Les Cheneaux Watershed Council: Public Kayak Launch Project
  • Great Lakes Recovery Centers: Transitional Housing Project
  • Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce: Tourist and Business Area Maps
  • Hessel School House: Energy Effiicent Ceiling Fans
  • Cedar Cove Assisted Living Facility: Community Fitness Opportunities

2020 Scholarship Recipients

The Foundation is pleased to award these 2020 high school graduates the following scholarships, totaling $10,000:

Billy Ryan Memorial Scholarship Lily Freel 

Tassier Nye Family Scholarship Loreena Huffman and Sienna Reichlin

Archie & Ruth Visnaw Scholarship Lily Freel

Williams Family of Coryell Island Scholarship Loreena Huffman

Josh Goodell Memorial Scholarship Thomas Bohn

Tricia (St. Onge) Smith Memorial Scholarship Jarrett St. Onge

Earl Law-Perry White VFW Post 7958 Scholarship Makenzi Masse and Isaac Brown

Boat Building School Scholarships

The Foundation is pleased to award these Great Lakes Boat Building School students the following scholarships:

Frank “Duke” Harding Memorial Scholarship Brendan Adiar and Chris Keie

Tommy Mertaugh Memorial Scholarship Kevin Flood

Spring 2019

Les Cheneaux Cedar Post Thrift Shop New Windows

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation grant dollars at work! Thanks to your support, Cedar Post Thrift Shop & Food Pantry now has is new, energy efficient windows. 

Spring 2019 Grant Awards

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation awards $14,447.47 to local organizations in Spring Grant Cycle:

  • Cedar Post Thrift Shop & Food Pantry: new windows
  • Little Traverse Conservancy: birding platform at Mackinac Bay
  • Les Cheneaux Community Library: Best Sellers collection
  • Mackinac Economic Alliance: High School Vocational info event
  • Clark Township: Grant writer support
  • Hessel School House: building cement repair

 

2019 LCCF Scholarship Winners

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation awards $6,500 in scholarships to graduating area seniors:

  • Phil Milan Memorial Scholarship: Isabella Cason
  • VFW Law/White Scholarship : Morgan McLeod (Cedarville) & Noah Kamper (Pickford)
  • Billy Ryan Memorial Scholarship: Alyssa Cloud
  • Archie & Ruth Visnaw Memorial Scholarship: Eden Preston
  • Trisha St. Onge Smith Memorial Scholarship: Tristan Masuga
  • Tassier Nye Family Scholarship: Chase Fisher
  • Williams Family of Coryell Island Scholarship: Isabella Cason

Congratulations to 2019 High School LCCF Scholarship winners!