New Buffalo, MI, July 31, 2017 -- The Pokagon Fund is pleased to announce that the United Way of Southwest Michigan has honored one of the Fund’s Board members and Treasurer, Deborah “Debbie” Schmidt, with its Emerging Volunteer Award for her commitment to United Way’s goals in the areas of education, income, health and basic needs.
The Pokagon Fund Selects Sculpture Design Fritz Olsen as the Artistic Centerpiece for Downtown New Buffalo Project
New Buffalo, MI, July 20, 2017 The Pokagon Fund has announced its approval of Fritz Olsen of Sawyer, Michigan as the sculptor for the “significant work of art” that the City of New Buffalo committed to provide when the Fund awarded a grant of $1,600,000 to fund approximately one-third of the cost of the City’s Downtown Development Initiative.
NEW BUFFALO, MI, May 12, 2017 -- The Pokagon Fund announced scholarship awards totaling $100,000 given to 16 deserving adult and high school recipients for the 2017-18 academic year.
New Buffalo, MI, April 25, 2017 -- The number of Harbor Country® graduates enrolling in post-secondary institutions has increased dramatically in the past 10 years.
NEW BUFFALO, MI. March 7, 2017 – Despite the steep drop in funding for school tours across the country, The Pokagon Fund recently determined to continue funding these vital educational opportunities with an award of $19,000 to support field trips in 2017 for three Harbor Country® schools.
NEW BUFFALO, MI, March 17, 2017 -- The Pokagon Fund hosted a meeting of community leaders from Bridgman to the Indiana State line to begin discussions of a collaborative effort to address the contamination of waterways and beaches along Lake Michigan.
WNDU South Bend News: Pokagon Band Says It Invested $90M+ in the Region Last Year.
DOWAGIAC, MI, March 23, 2017 http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Pokagon-Band-says-it-invested-90M-in-the-region-last-year-416969773.html
Please visit the Feeding America website for the most up to date schedule of local mobile food pantries.
New Buffalo, MI, September 30, 2016 - The Pokagon Fund is pleased to announce that it will support the City of New Buffalo with $1.6 million in funding for its Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The project, which is expected to take approximately 18 months, will help improve both the look and utility of the city’s commercial and nearby residential districts.
New Buffalo, MI, September 8, 2016
Dear Friends of The Pokagon Fund,
In the last eight years, The Pokagon Fund has had the opportunity and privilege to disperse more than $22 million to an extraordinarily wide range of organizations, including yours. Through the generosity of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi citizens and with your help, we have been able to enrich the lives of thousands of our community’s residents and visitors.