About the Constantine Area Foundation
The Constantine Area Community Foundation was formed in the late 1990's as the result of long term citizen vision, financial encouragement from the Kellogg Foundation and structural support and guidance from the then Sturgis Foundation. Over the past decade the "CACF" has provided a philanthropic vehicle for like minded citizens who wish to promote and support their community by "enhancing the quality of life for all people in the Constantine area". One of the most important purposes of our foundation is to introduce and promote philanthropy and community involvement with our children…tomorrow's community leaders. This is accomplished by promoting youth involvement in the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) where youth can experience first hand the purpose, responsibility and excitement of philanthropy.
Our grants support a wide variety of charitable causes including the arts, education, youth, community well being and recreation. Nearly one quarter of a million dollars has been returned to the Constantine community through grants since the inception of the CACF. This has been accomplished via underwriting projects, direct grants to organizations, the awarding of scholarships to students and through the generosity and vision of our supporters.
Grants from the funds of the CACF have supported a variety of community programs and projects some of which include:
- Constantine Post Prom
- Constantine Police Department: Back to School Fair; DARE program
- Constantine High School; Constantine Middle School and Eastside Elementary School: wide variety of program and projects supported by the funds of the CACF
- Scholarships benefitting numerous Constantine students
Funds of the Constantine Area Community Foundation
- Fund for Constantine - unrestricted fund supporting worthy charitable programs
- Constantine Area Youth Advisory Council Fund-supporting youth programs and projects in Constantine
- Constantine School Endowment Fund-providing scholarship assistance to Constantine students
- Jack Deller Memorial Scholarship-scholarship established in memory of Jack Deller for Constantine students
- Edwin & Marguerite Haines Memorial Fund-for the support of charitable and educational programs and project in the Constantine community
- Carlson Constantine Education Fund
- Munson Family Endowment Fund for Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church
- Virginia Langworthy Wyman Math Scholarship Fund
- Harold and Jean (Dickinson) Mann & Karen (Mann-Herber) Heimann Healthcare Scholarship Endowment Fund- scholarship fund assisting Constantine students pursuing career in health related fields.