What is an Endowed Fund? An endowment fund is an investment fund established by a foundation that makes consistent withdrawals from invested capital. The capital in endowment funds, often used by universities, nonprofit organizations, churches and hospitals, is generally utilized for specific needs or to further a company's operating process (Source: Investopedia.com).

Agency funds are made available to the agency the fund was established for. These funds are usually established by the agency itself or by donors who have a relationship, or special interest in the works of the agency. 

Community and/or Field of Interest funds are established by donors to address issues/concerns in areas that are of specific interest to the donor. For instance, environmental, health, civic, and fine arts.

Scholarship funds are established by donors that identify the criteria for selection. Please check out our affiliates sites for additional scholarship funds. Each foundation has their own scholarship funds Dickinson Area Community Foundation, Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, Dickinson County Hospital Foundation, and Norway Area Community Foundation.

Adult Basic Education

This is an agency fund that supports the community adult basic literacy program i.e., reading, writing, math, English as a Second Language (ESL).

Champion International / George Romney

This is an agency fund that supports the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency (DICSA) volunteer service center.

Dickinson County Conservation District

This is an agency fund that supports the conservation district located in Kingsford, Michigan. This organization has a team of likeminded individuals who are passionate about protecting, educating, and assisting the sustainable use and practices of natural resources.

Dickinson County Hospital Foundation

This is an agency fund. The Administrative fund ensures the continuation of the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation.

Almost Home Animal Shelter

This is an agency fund that supports the operation of the agency. This organization is located in Quinnesec, Michigan. The shelter offers services such as finding homes for adoptable animals, providing shelter for stray animals, and offering assistance to owners and finders of lost animals.

Crystal Lake Senior Center

This is an agency fund that supports the Crystal Lake Senior Center's mission and role located in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Dickinson County Hospital Foundation

This is an agency fund. The Newberg Living Endowment is for the benefit of the Dickinson County Hospital System.

Dickinson County Hospital Foundation

This is an agency fund. The Benevolent fund helps social workers at the hospital to provide for families that have family members with a lengthy illness to help with needs while their family member is being treated.

Bay Cliff Health Camp

This is an agency fund that supports the expenses for children from the Dickinson County area that attend Bay Cliff programs.

Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet

This is an agency fund that supports the cancer loan closet. This organization operates to help both cancer and non-cancer patients. The loan closet offers medical equipment at no charge, as well as financial assistance to those who are in need. The loan closet is supported only by community funds and donations, not by an organization. The loan closet is operated by volunteers.

Dickinson County Hospital Foundation

This is an agency fund. The Community fund supports the benefit of the Dickinson County Hospital programs.

Dickinson County Hospital Foundation

This is an agency fund. The Capital fund supports capital projects at the hospital.

Administrative

This is a community/field of interest fund that ensures the continuation of the community foundation.

Environmental - Natural Resources

This is a community/field of interest fund that enhances the natural resources within the region.

Homeless Prevention

This is a community/field of interest fund that assists people in need and to prevent loss of shelter.

Unrestricted

This is a community/field of interest fund that supports the Foundation Board of Trustees in determining the distribution of income.

Civic Improvement

This is a community/field of interest fund that is used for grant making to allow community leaders to invest time and energy to help our communities collaborate.

Fine Arts

This is a community/field of interest fund that supports projects in the area of theatrical, musical, and performing arts.

Hunger

This is a community/field of interest fund that provides grants to organizations to help with food to people in need.

Veterans Assistance

This is a community/field of interest fund that provides grants to non-profit organizations that support veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Community Health

This is a community/field of interest fund that supports youth and senior tobacco related health issues, tobacco cessation, and use prevention programs.

Health Access

This is a community/field of interest fund that supports prevention, primary physical health care, educational, and other health related services.

Kellogg Youth

This is a community/field of interest fund for the Dickinson Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) made up of local youth from the Iron Mountain/Kingsford, Michigan area.

Visual Arts

This is a community/field of interest fund that promotes the visual arts for youth in the area and is dedicated to the Association of Student Artists (ASA).

ALINA SNELL MEMORIAL

This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in the Earth Sciences (Geology, Hydrology, Mineralogy, Meteorology, etc.), Civil Engineering or Medical fields at a college or university. There are two awards available: one for a male student and one for a female student.

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH'S GLADYS HENSKEY MEMORIAL

This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates for continuing education in a curriculum leading to a degree in a field of service to people or a community people.

DAHMS FAMILY

This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates for education in a post high school training program of at least one school year. Preference will be given to students pursuing a one or two year vocational/trade area which are eligible for scholarships, including, but not limited to the following: nursing/medical, business education, computer training, metals and mechanics, cosmetology, environmental, child care, design and drafting, short-term management, and forestry programs.

EDWARD, LILA & MARGARET JACOBS BAND

This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates who have been members of the Forest Park High School Band and who have shown superior commitment to the tradition of excellence in the Band department.

AMASA GIBSON

This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing an associate's or four year degree.

CLARK SCHWEDLER MEMORIAL

This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates or a past graduate of Forest Park High School who served in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation and are pursing a degree in any field at a college or university.

DONALD & JEAN BOULANGER

This scholarship is provided to graduating Forest Park seniors and non-traditional students from the Crystal Falls areas who have been out of school and are returning to school. Students must be pursuing a certification less than a bachelor degree in a Vocational or Technical school in a program but not limited in the following; building trades, welding, auto mechanics, machine tool, electrical, health care, dietary or agriculture.

EUGENE & KATHRYN SEDBERRY

This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in any field at a college or university.

ANNA & CAROLINE SCHMID MEMORIAL

This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in any field at a 2 or 4 year college or university.

CRYSTAL FALLS-FOREST PARK RETIRED TEACHERS

This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in education or health related fields at a college or university.

EDWARD, LILA & MARGARET JACOBS

This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursing a degree in business or commercial fields at a college, university or technical school.

FATHER GONDEK

This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in music or religious related fields at a college, university or seminary.

ANNE LOOK

This scholarship is provided to Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Dickinson and Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree in early childhood and general teaching fields.

BLOMQUIST FAMILY

This scholarship is provided to graduating North Dickinson seniors. Applicants must have been accepted at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university.

DONALD E & MARGARET L NELSON

This scholarship is provided to North Dickinson High School graduates pursuing a degree (i.e. certificate, associate, or bachelor) in any field at an accredited two or four year college or university.

GOLDEN K

This scholarship is provided to Florence, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara, Norway High School graduates who will be attending Bay West college.

ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT ARTISTS (ASA)

This scholarship is provided to Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara, North Dickinson, Norway and Pembine High School graduates that participated in ASA or were enrolled in art classes to continue his/her education.

CAROLEE DODGE FRANCIS YOUTH

This scholarship is provided to Crystal Falls, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Dickinson and Norway High School graduates in recognition of demonstrated community service.

ETHEL LIND MEMORIAL

This scholarship is provided to a high school graduate continuing his/her education at any one-two year or four year technical school, college or university by the Grace United Methodist Church. Greater consideration will be given to a Grace United Methodist Church, Norway, Michigan, parishioner.

GORDON & IRMA JOHNSON

This scholarship is provided to North Dickinson High School graduates who are pursuing a degree in the fields of education or nursing.

BILL BACIAK MEMORIAL

This scholarship is provided to either Kingsford or Norway High School graduates who will be going on to a vocational or technical school in the field of electrical, mechanical, or industrial mechanics.

DAVID G CORLETT MEMORIAL

This scholarship is provided to Kingsford High School graduates pursing a degree in education at a college or university.

GARY AND ANNE ROCHON

This scholarship is provided to North Dickinson High School graduates. Preference will be given to students going into a medical or health-related field.

GUST K NEWBERG (CONSTRUCTION)

This scholarship is provided to Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Dickinson and Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree in a construction related field at a college or university.

DICKINSON COUNTY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM EMPLOYEE

This scholarship is provided to Dickinson County Healthcare System employees' pursuing a degree in a healthcare related field.

DICKINSON COUNTY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM HURON FAMILY

This scholarship is provided to an employee of the Dickinson County Healthcare System who is pursuing or furthering his/her education in the medical field.

ALAN & JENNIFER DISABLED COMBAT VETERANS REMEMBERANCE MEDICAL

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree at a Michigan post-secondary school in a medical field.

BEVERLY KING MEMORIAL

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree in the field of art or music.

CLARA DIERICKX

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree in elementary teaching.

JOSEPH J & AMELIA B NORA MEMORIAL

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing a four year degree at either Michigan State University or the University of Michigan.

ANDERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY-MEDICAL

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree at a Michigan post-secondary college in a medical field.

CAMERON FAMILY

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree in the field of healthcare.

ELIZABETH M TOMASOSKI MEMORIAL

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing an advanced program of study in any field.

MAURINA FAMILY

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree in pharmacy or elementary education.

ANDERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY-NURSING

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree in Nursing.

CARRIE ELAINE DERIDDER

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates.

HENRY VIELMETTI MEMORIAL

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree at a post-secondary vocational or technical school.

WALTER AND JOAN BAL

This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates.