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For Good. For Ever.

For Good. For Ever.

The mission of The Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula is to enhance quality of life in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The foundation will promote its own U.P-wide philanthropy and that of its affiliate members through the growth of "permanent endowment funds" from a wide range of donors, grants, and leadership activities as well as promoting collaborative efforts of community foundations throughout the U.P. The Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula also provides financial, administrative, communication and other support services to its affiliate members and to other community foundations.

The Organization That Makes a Difference


To help aid in our own mission, we provide collaboration and assistance to various local community organizations. FMS forms for e-mail submission of donor profiles, gifts, vendors, and grants are available through us.

Community Assistance

Help fuel our local community while earning tax deductible donations through various means and gifts. We accept money, real estate, pledges, and many other options to assist in providing grants to local organizations.


Our Mission

The mission of the The Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula is to better the lives of area residents and to adhere to the directions from its donors, now and in the future. The Foundation will provide leadership, including growing and managing "permanent endowments from a wide range of donors" and making grants, to meet changing community needs. 

Taq Falls
                 Tahquamenon Falls
Fayette Overview
          Fayette Historic Ghost Town
Manistique Lighthouse
              Manistique Light House

About Us

The Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula (CFUP), a nonprofit organization provides an option for donors who wish to support projects that directly benefit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The funds of the CFUP support projects that deal with concerns such as our environment, scholarships for our youth, and economic development. Our most recent independent audit, as well as our annual report, is always available for inspection at our office during regular business hours. The reports may also be inspected by contacting your local partner community foundation.

The CFUP provides financial, administrative, communication, and other support services to its affiliate members and to other community foundations. The CFUP is comprised of nine affiliate foundations, including the following.

• Alger Regional Community Foundation, Munising
• Community Foundation for Delta County, Escanaba
• Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Foundation, Ironwood
• Les Cheneaux Community Foundation, Cedarville
• Rudyard Area Community Foundation
• St. Ignace Area Community Foundation, St. Ignace
• Schoolcraft County Community Foundation, Manistique
• Tahquamenon Area Community Foundation, Paradise
• West Iron County Funds, Iron River

The CFUP has three Upper Peninsula funds that offer grants for projects throughout northern Michigan. These funds include the following.

• Michigan Health Fund
• Mechanical Industry Fund/United Association Scholarship
• U.P. Sustainable Forest and Wildlife

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Help us provide a better future for the communities and people in the Upper Peninsula area.
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Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Local- (906) 786-6654
Toll-Free- (906) 233-6982

AddressHours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2420 1st Ave S # 101
Escanaba, MI, 49829

Service Area
Escanaba, MI