2007-05-19 / News

MICF Awards Nearly $10,000 to Six Island Organizations

Almost $10,000 in grants were awarded to six organizations by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Saturday, May 12. The grants are awarded twice a year, in the spring and winter, and are based on a spending policy determined by the foundation's income from its endowments. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations.

Mackinac Island State Historic Parks received $3,500 from the general fund for its Movies of Mackinac History vignette, a booklet to be published about movie production on Mackinac Island.

Trinity Episcopal Church was awarded $3,000 to help repair the roof at the rectory, which hosts a number of nondenominational events for youth and adults year-around and for Island employees in the summer. The total cost of the roof replacement is estimated at about $9,000.

The Mayor's Advisory Committee received a $2,000 grant for its flower basket fund. The grant will help the committee purchase and maintain flower baskets on Main Street and Market Street.

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District will receive $900 for its imagination library project. The ISD will use the money to provide every child on Mackinac, from birth to age five, with free books by mail.

Mackinac Island Public School received $306 for a field trip to Avalanche Bay Water Park for kindergarten through grade five students that completed five months of the accelerated reading program. The students took the trip Monday, May 14.

A grant of $278 was awarded to the Mackinac Island Medical Center for the purchase of a new baby scale for the pediatrics room.

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