Giving Back to Our Communities
The First Federal of Northern Michigan Legacy Foundation was initially established by First Federal of Northern Michigan (FFNM), a community bank headquartered in Alpena, MI, with a mission of strengthening the social and economic well-being of the communities in which FFNM operated. Although First Federal of Northern Michigan has since merged into mBank, the Foundation still exists as a legacy to serve the needs of the communities within FFNM’s original footprint.
The Foundation is dedicated to supporting community activities and nonprofit organizations in Alanson, Alpena, Cheboygan, Gaylord, Lewiston, Oscoda, and Mio.
To strengthen community development and economic well-being of the Northeastern Lower Michigan communities we serve.
HOW TO APPLY
Our Community Foundation welcomes your grant application for consideration at our quarterly meetings. Grant applications are due the first of the month in March, June, September, and December. Organizations may apply for up to two grants per calendar year. Two levels of grants are available:
How We Work
The Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for establishing its grant and donation policies, consistent with the purposes for which it was established. As directors of a nonprofit corporation, directors of the Foundation will at all times be bound by their fiduciary duty to advance the foundation’s charitable goals, to protect its assets and to act in a manner consistent with the charitable purposes for which the foundation was established.
Community Foundation Board of Directors
Michael W. Mahler