NEW BUFFALO, April 28, 2017—Berrien County ranked 56th for child well-being by county according to the 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book released last week by the Michigan League for Public Policy, putting it in the bottom third of Michigan’s 83 Counties.
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.
New Buffalo, MI, July 22, 2016 - Millions of Americans use computers in public libraries on a daily basis to access essential information, engage in distant learning, apply for jobs and passports, or advertise their business. According to a recent study released by the Information Use Management and Policy Institute at Florida State University, 85% of libraries say they are not able to meet demand for computers at certain times of the day.
New Buffalo, MI, July 20, 2016 - Long, lazy summer days are perfect for discovery, exploration, and unbridled joy, especially for children. Thanks to a $65,000 grant from The Pokagon Fund, families throughout Harbor Country are dropping off their school-age campers at the New Buffalo Middle/High School every day to learn, laugh and play. “Attending the Harbor Country Summer Day Camp is a wonderful way for children to keep their minds and bodies active,” said Donna Messinger, Board Member of The Pokagon Fund and mother of two boys aged 10 and 11 who are returning for their third summer as campers.
New Buffalo, MI, July 13, 2016 - Through a partnership between Chikaming Open Lands (COL) and The Pokagon Fund, land conservation in the New Buffalo region has accelerated over the past five years resulting in an additional 242 acres of protected wetlands, forests and farmlands.