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Learn more about the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation on our About Us page.


Become a Booster of the SIACF by making a minimum annual contribution of $100 per person. Businesses can become a Booster for a minimum annual contribution of $250.00 Booster members will receive an annual electronic newsletter and be invited to an annual reception (food and beverages provided) associated with spring grant and scholarship awards. Download the "Become a Booster" brochure.


The St. Ignace Area Community Foundation is a not for profit corporation designed to meet and enhance the needs of the community. The foundation provides an opportunity for charitable giving as well as the ability to create a legacy that will last. Your gifts to the Foundation create permanent endowments, from which earnings created annually provide positive impact to our community, thus, "For Good, Forever."

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January 2018


The St. Ignace Area Community Foundation (SIACF) began operations in 1995 under the guidance of three men – Dr. A. D. “Don” McKinn0n, Mr. Fred Stearns, and Mr. Jack Swope – considered the Founding Fathers of the Foundation.  While none of these generous men are with us today, funds within the Foundation memorialize their family name and their work toward establishing our Community Foundation.

Through contributions from individuals, businesses, and local civic organizations, our Foundation has accumulated over $1.6 million.  This principal balance supplies revenue to support the scholarships and grants that have been awarded through the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation.  The purpose of the grants and scholarships, past, current, and future, is to enhance opportunities for our community, our students, and the services we provide to those who visit here.  Matching contributions from the Kellogg Foundation in our early years, arranged by our Founding Fathers, contributed significantly to our original principal balance.  To date, the SIACF has awarded over $750,000 in grants and scholarships since first awards were made in 1999.

Grants and scholarships are only awarded from the earnings on our principal balance thus allowing the SIACF to live on in perpetuity and allowing us to live up to our motto “For Good.  For Ever”.

SIACF is an affiliate of the Community Foundations of the Upper Peninsula (CFUP).  CFUP currently has eight affiliate members and the legal, investment management, and office support is provided to all affiliates.  Collectively, CFUP has over $25 million under management, however all monies generated by the affiliates are accounted and gifted independently.

As we look to the future and we recognize the need to promote and enhance the SIACF, please join us in considering a contribution to one of our funds.  Donations of any size are welcome and appreciated.  Most recently we have encouraged interested persons to become Foundation Boosters by completing the form found here.  You can also donate online by visiting our Donate page or by mailing a check to:

St. Ignace Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 88
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Thank you for your interest in SIACF and for considering supporting the Foundation with your contribution.  Please feel free to contact me via email or phone at any time.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation, respectfully yours,

Pete Everson, Chairperson
St. Ignace Area Community Foundation
Phone: 906-440-7303

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