There is no limit to what we can do together. Contributions to the Manistee County Community Foundation are investments in Manistee County's future. The Manistee County Community Foundation is the only entity serving Manistee County that impacts all aspects of life: youth, education, human services, the arts, environment, community development and more. Our focus on endowment means that your gift helps enhance our community today and makes a lasting impact for years to come.

Contribute to one of our charitable funds listed below, or contact us to learn how to leave a gift for the future or create a new named fund.

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Fund Type County  
American Red Cross, West Shore Chapter Manistee County Fund

Supports work of the American Red Cross in Manistee County for disaster relief and emergency response

Organization Endowment Manistee
The Arc of Manistee County Fund

Promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Organization Endowment Manistee
Arcadia Area Historical Museum Fund

Helps preserve and maintain museum artifacts

Committee Advised Manistee
Bear Lake Village Blight Elimination Fund

Supports the Village of Bear Lake with developing and implementing a blight elimination strategy for the Village that will benefit the general community

Campaign Services Manistee
Bear Lake Watershed Alliance Fund

Supports the mission of the Bear Lake Watershed Alliance to protect and enhance the Bear Lake Watershed

Organization Endowment Manistee
Betsie Valley District Library Endowment Fund

Provides support for library programs and services

Organization Endowment Manistee
Bill and Ruth Seng Memorial Fund

Honors the legacies of Bill and Ruth Seng and supports investments in area youth.

Donor Advised Manistee
Blossom Boulevard Fund

Supports Blossom Boulevard

Campaign Services Manistee
John D. & Michele M. Bueker Music Fund

Donor advised with a preference for supporting children's study and practice of music

Donor Advised Manistee
Robert J. Carlon Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for Bear Lake Public Schools students in memory of a school leader

Scholarship Manistee
CASMAN Academy Scholarship Fund

Supports scholarships for CASMAN Academy students

Scholarship Manistee
CHOICES of Manistee County Fund

Supports their work to provide shelter and services for abused women and children

Organization Endowment Manistee
Community Response Fund

To support those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Field of Interest Manistee
Corey Van Fleet Perpetual Swimming Fund

Supports programming, equipment, marketing, user assistance programs, personal development and nonroutine maintenance at the Paine Aquatic Center

Field of Interest Manistee
Culbert Family Scholarship Fund

Provides support for graduates of Manistee High School to continue their education and encourages their study of education and supporting fields

Scholarship Manistee
Dickson School Cultural Center Fund

Will support community cultural center programming once open

Organization Endowment Manistee
Disabled American Veterans Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for veterans or descendants of veterans

Scholarship Manistee
Donovan and Norma Anderson Fund

Supports education (with a preference for music education), the environment, and animal welfare in Manistee County.

Field of Interest Manistee
Doug Schlaff Youth Fund

Donor advised in memory of Doug Schlaff and in support of area youth

Donor Advised Manistee
Cynthia Eble Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to area students to pursue a certificate or degree in dental assisting.

Scholarship Manistee
ECHO His Love Fund (formerly LOVE INC of Manistee County)

Supports their capacity to meet basic human needs and foster growth and stability of families in Manistee County

Organization Endowment Manistee
Dr. Robert E. Fitch and Beverly J. Fitch Memorial Scholarship Fund

Promotes athletic and academic achievement through scholarships for Onekama High School students

Scholarship Manistee
Friends of SMARTrails Fund

To foster and support the construction, maintenance, and use of non motorized use trails within Manistee County and to promote the interconnection of communities with such trails.

Community Service Manistee
Glass Sticks and Bricks Fund

Supports the restoration and maintenance of the historic First Congregational United Church of Christ in Manistee

Donor Advised Manistee
Gleason Memorial Scholarship Fund

For graduating seniors of any public or parochial school in Manistee pursuing a degree or certification at any accredited college, university or vocational/technical school

Scholarship Manistee