Marquette County Community Foundation

A look at a multi-year, basin-wide initiative assisted by shoreline community foundations to advance a new era of water management to benefit people and businesses.  The 'Marquette County Community Foundation' is the fiduciary for the Lake Superior Team.  We'll talk about the initiative, perceived benefits and the method of advancing it. 

(audio coming soon)

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Area Skate Park Committee is asking people for last-minute donations to improve the city’s skate plaza. 

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is offering crowdfunding opportunities for Michigan parks and trails, and will give matching funds if the project can raise $10,000 by Saturday. 

Committee member Nheena Weyer Ittner says the plaza is a positive, safe environment in which kids can thrive. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Nonprofit groups in Marquette County are invited to apply for program grants from a local endowment fund.  

The Marquette County Community Foundation and United Way of Marquette County are offering money through the George W. Romney Foundation.

Funds will go to programs that include volunteer projects or heighten awareness of and participation in volunteerism. 

Only 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations may apply.  The deadline for grant applications is July 25.



MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette County Community Foundation is inviting nonprofits to apply for money.  

Registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations can get grants through the Marquette Fund, the Greater Ishpeming Area Community Fund and other endowments.  The money must be used for charitable, scientific, literary, artistic, or educational programs that serve the public welfare of the Marquette and Ishpeming communities. 

Grant applications are available online at  The deadline to apply is October 4. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A coalition has been formed to independently monitor the potential environmental impacts of the Rio Tinto Eagle Mine in Marquette County. 

Officials announced Thursday that the Marquette County Community Foundation and Superior Watershed Partnership are teaming up to coordinate environmental monitoring, public outreach, and community input concerning mining activities.  The effort is called the Community Environmental Monitoring Program.