The Mackinac Island Community Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving and enriching life for residents and visitors of Mackinac Island. Our Community Foundation was established as a source of charitable capital for the island. On average 450 gifts have been given yearly for the past five years. Total gifts since 1994 amount to more than $3.6 million. Our current asset size built up over the past twenty years is a little more than $8 million dollars and with continuing support and prudent investment management should increase the impact in the future.
A Board of Trustees, full-time staff, and volunteers from all segments of the Island community assist in raising the endowment's funds, managing them, and determining how to spend them to best benefit the Island's people and natural resources. We are very proud to have met new national standards that rank the Mackinac Island Community Foundation among the top nonprofits in the country, having complied with a tough set of new organizational and financial practices.
We are grateful to the many individuals who contribute their time and energy to reach the goals of the Mackinac Island Community Foundation. We also encourage and appreciate the involvement of the youth in our community.
The Foundation is comprised of many funds—some designated for specific needs—and others, unrestricted. Visit the Funds page for details on the goals and origins of each fund.
A contribution to MICF lasts forever because it is put into an endowment managed by professionals. The principal is never spent and continues to grow for years. Donations and planned gifts from individuals, families, organizations, and businesses contribute to the Foundation's growth. Each year, income earned from the funds is the source for grants supporting Community Livability, Health Care, and Conservation and Preservation.
The Mackinac Island Community Foundation offers donors an opportunity to make a lasting gift to Mackinac. All gifts are welcome, regardless of their size; and all are tax-deductible.
Please contact us for more information.
View financial information about the Mackinac Island Community Foundation.