GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


Our Impact In Fiscal Year 2016

The Pokagon Fund’s mission is to enhance the lives of the people of the New Buffalo region through monetary support of local governments, nonprofits, charities and other organizations. A full 90% of the grants awarded by The Pokagon Fund are for projects affecting the residents of Harbor Country┬«. Ten percent of the foundation’s grant funding is awarded to projects benefitting surrounding tribal land consolidation sites.

The following information describes each grant and scholarship awarded during the fiscal year. 

TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED

total grants awarded in 2015 and 2016

GRANTS AWARDED BY LOCATION

grants awarded in harbor countryband grants awarded in 2015 and 2016

GRANTS BY PROGRAM AREA 2015-2016

grants awarded by program area

GRANTEES LOCATED OUTSIDE TPF SERVICE AREA
SERVICING HARBOR COUNTRY RESIDENTS

grantees located outside of the pokagon fund service area

$50,000 AWARDED IN ADULT SCHOLARSHIPS

  • $6,000 awarded to Colin Kenny of New Buffalo to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Purdue University Northwest.
  • $8,000 awarded to Eric Zavesky of New Buffalo to pursue a degree in Nursing at Lake Michigan College.
  • $8,000 awarded to Michelle Nicely of Three Oaks to complete a Bachelor of Social Work at Western Michigan University.
  • $4,800 awarded to Cassandra Strauss of Three Oaks to purse a degree in Nursing at Lake Michigan College
  • $8,900 awarded to Emma Brewster of New Buffalo to pursue a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Goshen College.
  • $4,600 awarded to JoAnn Calo of New Buffalo to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration at Central Michigan University.
  • $3,400 awarded to Jourdan Thompson of Three Oaks to complete a degree in Criminal Justice at Western Michigan University.
  • $5,500 awarded to Sam Covert of New Buffalo to pursue a degree in General Studies at Lake Michigan College.
  • $800 awarded to Bonnie Christopher of Sawyer to participate in two 12-week Online SANE Training Programs through the International Association of Forensic Nurses.


$50,000 AWARDED IN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

  • $10,000 awarded to Hannah Henrichsen of Sawyer to attend Grand Valley State University.
  • $10,000 awarded to Gregory Palen of Three Oaks to attend Grand Valley State University.
  • $7,000 awarded to Mariah Artz of New Buffalo to attend Michigan State University.
  • $5,000 awarded to Rebekah Folino of Three Oaks to attend Central Michigan University.
  • $8,000 awarded to Jarek Hotwagner of New Buffalo to attend Concordia University.
  • $10,000 awarded to Destiny Mitchell of Union Pier to attend Ferris State University.

For more information on The Pokagon Fund visit pokagonfund.org