This week, 16 local nonprofits were the recipients of grants totaling $72,000 given through the Community Foundation of St. Clair County’s Eastern Michigan Christian Foundation (EMCF). At a grant awards reception held at City Flat’s ballroom Tuesday evening, EMCF representatives disbursed awards to the organizations for a variety of needs including technology, building improvements, special programs and more. Organizations that received grants included A Beautiful Me, Camp Cavell, Sea Cadets U.S.S. Sherman, and Blue Water Habitat for Humanity.
EMCF was established five years ago by local businessmen in partnership with the Community Foundation to support Christian Ministries by promoting Biblical Stewardship through investing and distributing Legacy Gifts. The fund currently stands at approximately $250,000 with a goal to grow the fund to over $1 million in the next few years. EMCF’s purpose, according to their website, is to “facilitate opportunities for the Christian community to participate in legacy giving through a foundation dedicated to helping Christian ministries.”
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.