|For those times when life throws us a curve, the Rainy Day Fund may help. Created with a gift by Jeanie and John Shufelt in 1999, with an endowed version created in 2006, the Rainy Day Fund helps people of the Island face unexpected emergencies, natural disasters and serious illness.
Like all funds of the Foundation, grants are made to non-profits serving Mackinac's residents and visitors. However, unlike other funds of the Foundation, the Rainy Day Fund will make grants outside of the normal grant cycles. Currently, the medical center, school and three churches administer emergency assistance funds for short-term needs on Mackinac. Rainy Day fund grants have supported these funds.