Mission Statement

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation mission is to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Dickinson County, adjacent Michigan and Wisconsin communities, and the Forest Park/Crystal Falls communities.

The Foundation will provide leadership by attracting resources, managing endowments, serving donors and distributing funds to meet changing community needs, now and in the future.

As stated within our mission, we make grants in broad program areas of education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment, community and economic development.  In addition to our unrestricted funds, our granting, through field of interest funds, addresses specific needs and issues of our community.

We currently manage 114 endowment funds. An endowment fund is an investment fund that is established by a donor. The donor identifies the specific intent of the fund. The earned income from the fund is granted to area non-profit organizations, universities, and agencies in the community.


Join us in creating a lasting legacy. Name your charitable fund: we encourage you to honor the name of your family or loved ones. You may choose anonymity or add to an existing fund already in place for your charitable needs.

Your planned gift or bequest puts you in good company today. Tomorrow, your gift will do good works in our community for generations to come. Did you know that you can preserve a portion of your estate for your community?

Research indicates that $3.7 billion will transfer from one generation to the next in Dickinson and Iron counties (Michigan) in the next 50 years and $1.6 million generated annually for local community projects and priorities, FOREVER, if 5% of the above-referenced wealth transfer was earmarked for the Dickinson Area Community Foundation.

"The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes."

333 South Stephenson Ave

Suite 204

Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Phone: 906-774-3131

    Fax: 906-774-7640

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