2021 Community Grant Recipients

TruNorth Federal Credit Union has chosen four recipients for the 2021 TruNorth Community Grant. This year’s recipients include Kiwanis Club of Ishpeming, Project Jade, Trillium House, and Cancer Care of Marquette County.

The Board of Directors awarded the recipients in amounts of $2,500 or more. The funds will go to local non-profit organizations working to better our local communities by building a new play structure, installing communication boards for children, and much more.

Kiwanis Club of Ishpeming, dedicated to improving the lives of children, was awarded $5,000 to help construct a play structure at Lake Bancroft Park in Ishpeming. “We are excited to enhance the Lake Bancroft Park with a play structure that will be utilized by children across the west end for years to come,” said Anthony Bertucci, Kiwanis Club of Ishpeming President.

A $2,500 award went to Project Jade. Project Jade’s mission is to get core communication boards installed at schools, parks, playgrounds and into libraries all over the U.P. and to assist special needs students with any tools and equipment they may need.  Sarah Foster, CEO, said of the award: “The wonderful grant we received from TruNorth Federal Credit Union will be used to purchase supplies for the signs and installations across the U.P. We currently have a waiting list of about six schools and more on the way. “

Trillium House was also awarded $2,500 for their Care Fund. Trillium House is the only hospice home in the central U.P. for families who simply cannot care for a dying loved one at home. The Care Fund is our annual request to the community to donate to Trillium House. “The peace of mind this community has given to so many of our neighbors, their families and loved ones at the end of life is a testament to what a wonderful place we all are fortunate to call home,” said Pat Bray, Executive Director.

Cancer Care of Marquette County was awarded $5,000 to help assist families with the cost of medications, co-pays, travel, and much more while receiving cancer treatment.

“Our Board of Directors initiated this program in 2017. With this program, we want to continue to enhance the lives of our membership and build strong communities for long-term success,” said Steve Smith, TruNorth President/CEO. The Community Grant Program committee accepts applications from community non-profit organizations working to improve the quality of life for local residents within TruNorth Federal Credit Union’s field of membership.