Recognizing the Impact of Community Foundations [November 12-18]

Keweenaw Community Foundation Participates in National Effort to Highlight Local Impact of Philanthropy

November 13, 2017

Hancock, Michigan – During the week of November 12-18, 2017, Keweenaw Community Foundation will join more than 780 community foundations across American celebrating Community Foundation Week. For 28 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.

During the week, Keweenaw Community Foundation will be sharing daily facts, stories, and examples as to why community foundations are so important.

Community foundations are independent, public entities that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to local nonprofits that are the heart of strong, vibrant communities. With the help of our community, this past year Keweenaw Community Foundation granted $287,214 to 62 total organizations.

Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation – large and small, urban and rural – working to advance solutions on a wide range of social issues.

Community Foundation Week, created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush, recognizes the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community problems.

Contact: Hailey Hart (

Through philanthropic services, strategic investments and community leadership, Keweenaw Community Foundation helps people support the causes they care about, now and for generations to come. For more information on Keweenaw Community Foundation and how to give, visit its website at

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