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.

Agency

  • Adult Basic Education - supports the community adult basic literacy program i.e. reading, writing, math, English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Almost Home Animal Shelter - supports the operation of the agency

  • Bay Cliff Health Camp - helps with expenses for children from the Dickinson County area that attend Bay Cliff programs

  • Crystal Lake Senior Center - helps support the Crystal Lake Senior Center's mission and role

  • Dickinson County Bike Path - helps support the bike paths and its projects to maintain the paths

  • Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet - helps support the cancer loan closet

  • Dickinson County Conservation District- helps support the conservation district

  • Dickinson County Hospital Foundation

    • Administrative - to ensure the continuation of the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation

    • Benevolent - to help 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

    • Capital - for capital projects at the hospital

    • Community - for the benefit of the Dickinson County Hospital programs

    • Newberg Living Endowment - for the benefit of the Dickinson County Hospital System

  • Champion International / George Romney - helps support the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency (DICSA) Volunteer Services Center

  • Friends of the Braumart - supports the operation of the Braumart Theatre 

  • Friends of Camp Batawagama Legacy - supports Camp Batawagama

  • Light at the Inn - supports the operation of the agency

  • Menominee Range Historical Foundation - supports the operation of the agency

  • Northern Lights YMCA - supports the operations of the agency

  • Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare Systems - supports the operations of the agency

  • Northwoods Air Life Line - supports the operation of the agency

  • Salvation Army - supports the operation of the agency

  • Visual Arts - supports the Association of Student Artists from area schools for continued education in the field of the arts

Community / Field of Interest

  • Administrative - to ensure the continuation of the community foundation

  • Civic Improvement - used for grant making to allow community leaders to invest time, energy to help our communities collaborate

  • Community Health - youth and senior tobacco related health issues and tobacco cessation and use prevention programs

  • Environmental-Natural Resources - enhancing the natural resources within the region

  • Fine Arts - projects in the area of theatrical, musical and performing arts

  • Health Access - prevention, primary physical health care, educational and other health related services

  • Homeless Prevention - to assist people in need and to prevent loss of homes

  • Hunger - to provide grants to organizations to help with food to people in need

  • Kellogg Youth - Dickinson Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) made up of local youth from the Iron Mountain/Kingsford area

  • Unrestricted - Foundation Board of Trustees determine distribution of income

  • Visual Arts - promotes the visual arts for youth in the area and is dedicated to the Association of Student Artists (ASA)

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

  • Anderson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary - This fund offers two scholarships to Norway High School graduates. One scholarship to those pursuing a degree at a Michigan post-secondary college in a medical field and the second offered in a field of choice.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Walter Bal - This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates. 

  • Bill Baciak - 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.

  • 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 & 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.

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

  • Judge Oswald Casanova - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in law or legal fields at a college or university.

  • Ron Caviani - This scholarship is provided to Iron Mountain, Kingsford and Norway High School graduates who participated in school jazz band classes are are pursuing a degree in musical education and participate in a university or college sponsored performing ensemble.

  • Christ United Methodist 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. 

  • David G Corlett Memorial - This scholarship is provided to Kingsford High School graduates pursing a degree in education at a college or university.

  • Crystal Falls Business Association - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in business at a 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.

  • 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.

  • Richard Debelak  - This scholarship is provided to Iron Mountain High School graduates pursuing a degree in education (with the exception of those majoring in physical education, mathematics, physics, engineering (including, but not limited to electrical, chemical, mechanical, civil, computer science, and bio-medical), psychology, health-care related disciplines (nursing, medical laboratory technology, pharmacology, etc.) or law enforcement (including forensic science and related fields).

  • Carrie Elaine DeRidder - This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates.

  • Dickinson County Healthcare System Employee - This scholarship is provided to DCHS 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.

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

  • Allen & Jennifer Disabled Combat Veterans Remembrance Medical - This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree at a Michigan post-secondary school in a medical field.

  • Terry Divine Memorial This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in an education related field at a college or university.

  • Gus & Vi Eckola - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in a music field of study (instrumental, vocal, or educational) at a vocational/technical/college or university. If no applicants fulfill the music field of study, second consideration shall be a student entering into the education field of study.

  • Robert & Jeana Flood Family - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in Industrial Distribution, Technologies, or Mechanical Engineering fields.

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

  • Forest Park Band Boosters - 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.

  • Forest Park Humanities - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in humanities related fields at a college or university.

  • Forest Park Science - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in science related fields at a college or university.

  • Forest Park Technical/Vocational This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree at a vocational/technical school.

  • Robert Forgette - This scholarship is provided to Kingsford High School graduates pursuing a degree in the fields of business at a college or university.

  • Carolee Dodge-Francis Youth Community Service - This scholarship is provided to Crystal Falls, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Dickinson and Norway High School graduates in recognition of demonstrated community service.

  • Lillian Galbraith Community Service - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates who have demonstrated exceptional service and commitment to his/her community and is applicable to any field.

  • Lenore M Gibson - This scholarship is provided to Kingsford High School graduates pursuing a two or four year degree in Library Science or Nursing at a 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.

  • Father Gondek Memorial - 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.

  • Mildred (Millie) Hagerup Nursing - This scholarship is provided to Iron Mountain and Kingsford High School graduates pursing a degree in the field of nursing at a college or university.

  • Gladys Henskey Memorial - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in education related fields at a college or university.

  • Robert B Hockings - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in any field 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.

  • 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.

  • Kingsford High School - This scholarship is provided to Kingsford High School graduates pursuing a degree in the medical field.

  • Howard F Koob Memorial - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates accepted in a 1-2 year program at a technical/vocational school or a four (4) year program at a college or university in any field.

  • Ethel C 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.

  • Liu Spirtas Niagara Worldwide - This scholarship is provided to Florence, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara, North Dickinson, Norway and Pembine High School graduates pursing a degree in business or industry at a college or university.

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

  • Irving & Kathleen McLeod - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in any field at a vocational/technical school or a two or four year post-secondary institution of higher learning.

  • Nancy Morin Memorial - This scholarship is provided to graduating seniors of Niagara High School. Recipients must be entering a degree-granting program in the healthcare or medical field (including but not limited to chiropractic, dental hygienist, LPN, Phlebotomy, etc.) at a one, two, or four year post-secondary institution of higher learning.

  • Donald E. Nelson and 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.

  • Gust K Newberg Construction Co. - 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.

  • 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. 

  • Nurses Memorial (Dickinson County) - This scholarship is provided to high school graduates within Dickinson County, Michigan who are pursuing an education in the nursing field. It is also available to non-traditional students who work or live in Dickinson County.

  • Oliver/Sullivan Aviation - This scholarship is provided to Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Dickinson and Norway High School graduates pursuing a degree in the field of aviation. 

  • Raise Her Up This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates with demonstrated service to the community and leadership potential attending an accredited vocational/technical school, college, or university.

  • Robert J Peterson Eagle Scout - This scholarship is provided to Florence, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara and North Dickinson High School graduates who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scout Program.

  • James R Petroff Memorial - This scholarship is provided to Iron Mountain High School graduates pursuing a degree related to public service i.e. Political Science, Law Enforcement, Nursing, Education and Conservation.

  • Rotary - This scholarship is provided to Iron Mountain and Kingsford High School graduates.

  • Joyce Salmi Memorial - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing post-secondary education (including vocational and trade schools).

  • Perina Sartori & Gene Sartori - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in any field at a technical/vocational school or a four year program 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.

  • 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.

  • Eugene & Kathryn Sedberry Family - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in any field at a college or university.

  • Leonard & Ann Snell - 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.

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

  • Thornberry Family - This scholarship is provided to Kingsford and Norway High School graduates intending to go onto a college, university, technical or trade school.

  • Elizabeth M. Tomasoski Memorial - This scholarship is provided to Norway High School graduates pursuing an advanced program of study in any field.

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

  • Steve Warner Memorial This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in an education field at a college or university.

  • Waves Memorial Swim - This scholarship is provided to Crystal Falls, Florence, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Dickinson, Norway and Pembine High School graduates who participated on the swim team for two years and intend to further his/her education. 

  • Stuart West Memorial - This scholarship is provided to Forest Park High School graduates pursuing a degree in Conservation, Wildlife, Forest Management or Ecology fields at a college or university.

333 South Stephenson Ave

Suite 204

Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Phone: 906-774-3131

    Fax: 906-774-7640

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