Grass River Natural Area, Inc.

Grass River Natural Area, Inc.

2021 Impact100 TC $110,000 Grant Recipient

Grass River Natural Area, Inc uses Impact100 TC grant funds to replace an aging section of existing boardwalk with a six-foot wide barrier-free pathway, free span bridges across the cold water creeks, ADA accessible observation platforms for views of stunning landscapes, and an enlarged dock with a universally accessible kayak launch at the Grass River.

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Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

2021 Impact100 TC $ 110,000 Grant Recipient

Crosshatch and Commongrounds uses Impact100 TC grant funds to develop a dedicated 150-seat performance venue to be housed within the community-owned walls of Commongrounds Cooperative. The partnerships’ Music and Events Venue is a state-of-the-art room, serving our region’s music, theater, dance, and wellness communities through a rich calendar of concerts, storytelling series, residencies, workshops, classes, and exhibitions—with virtual options for participation available for nearly every use of space.

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Cognition Science & Discovery Center

Cognition Science & Discovery Center

2021 Impact100 TC $ 110,000 Grant Recipient.

Cognition uses Impact100 TC grant funds as an initiative to transform a portion of its expanded facility into a cutting-edge Earth and Space Lab.  A portable planetarium, with inflatable dome theater and expansive science curriculum, will provide families a multitude of immersive experiences including star and planet study, geography, and meteorology.

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CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES OF NORTHWEST MICHIGAN

CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES OF NORTHWEST MICHIGAN

2019 Impact100 TC $101,333.34 Grant Recipient.

This initiative provides job skill training and confidence building to youth ages 17-25 in an environmental stewardship atmosphere through the Youthworks Conservation Corps. Since 1937, Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan has provided support services, such as child welfare programs, counseling and trauma assessments, runaway and homeless youth assistance, and on-going training opportunities that create safer and healthier communities throughout the region. They use a trauma-focused lens to help children, youth, and adults heal and grow.

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KALKASKA AREA INTERFAITH RESOURCES

KALKASKA AREA INTERFAITH RESOURCES

2019 Impact100 TC $101,333.34 Grant Recipient.

K.A.I.R is a community-based volunteer organization that assists residents of the Kalkaska County area in need. K.A.I.R.’s existing programs, such as the food pantry and utility assistance, were significantly bolstered with their new community meal program that serves 500-600 meals per month.

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