Welcome to Keweenaw Community Foundation

We are a non-profit, community corporation created by and for the people of the Keweenaw. We’re here to help our donors For good. For ever.

Your Keweenaw Community Foundation is a nonprofit, community corporation created by and for the people of Houghton and Keweenaw counties. We are here to help donors make a positive impact on our community. Click here to view the Community Foundation InfoGraphics presentation.

Established in 1994, the Keweenaw Community Foundation is one of more than 600 community foundations in the United States today. The mission of the Keweenaw Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy, develop and manage permanent endowments from a broad range of donors, and award charitable grants that enhance quality of life in the Keweenaw.

KCF provides financial support to qualified tax-exempt organizations for projects aimed at solving community problems and enhances life in the Keweenaw. The Community Foundation plays a selected leadership role through service as: a catalyst for change, an innovator to solve problems, a partner with other community organizations, and as a resource for solutions to emerging community needs.

Since 1998, we have developed endowments of over $6,600,000 with 69 funds meeting diverse community needs:

  • Community Development
  • Arts and Culture
  • Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Youth
  • Natural Resources
  • Economic Development

PUBLIC DOCUMENTS: Our annual audit, IRS Form 990, and our annual application for the State of Michigan License to Solicit Donations are available at our office during business hours.