As the Upper Peninsula’s capacity building organization, Grow & Lead has reached out to nonprofits from across the region to compile a one-stop place for donors to learn about organizations with #GivingTuesday campaigns. The #give906 campaign was developed through a committee of local nonprofit that participate in #GivingTuesday. We encourage residents of the U.P. and those who hold the U.P. close to their heart to consider giving to an organization in the 906 area code. 

“Nonprofits are vital to the Upper Peninsula. They fill the gaps in services that our residents need,” said Amy Quinn, CEO of Grow & Lead. “I encourage everyone to give their time, talent or treasure to an organization that addresses a cause that you are passionate about. The U.P. has a great culture of giving. I’m excited to see the results of #give906.”

A regional committee will be meeting during the month of November to work to promote the campaign. If you’d like to be involved, contact Victoria at vleonhardt@glcyd.org. 

Where you can #give906 this #GivingTuesday 

Alger Regional Community Foundation
#Giving Tuesday is the kick-off day for the Alger Regional Community Foundation’s End of the Year Giving Campaign. with the set goal of $10,000 for 2018. Donations to this campaign will enable the foundation to continue operating on a low daily budget – under $30 per day. Donate here

Alger Wellness Coalition
The Alger Wellness Coalition would like to raise $1,000.00 for our Market Walk Program. Participants walk (start in January) at a local indoor walking track (Sault Saint Marie Tribal Health Dept. in Munising), earn a token worth $1.00 for every mile walked, then they redeem their token at the Munising Artists’ and Farmers’ Market to purchase fruits and vegetables.

We were planning on promoting our program on social media with an informational flyer.

Beacon House
7:30 am Sunny 102 Radio Show
11 am to 3 pm Lobby of UP Health System-Marquette (Neldberg Building, near Gift Shop)
Complimentary pastries, cookies and lunch donated by Jimmy Johns!
Make the 906 Pledge and get a free Mooch Yooper Shirt
Drawings for Prizes for all online or in-person #GivingTuesday donors

Donate online

Care Clinic 
Our goal for the #GivingTuesday campaign is $5,000. This year we are going to focus on a Client Services package to include raising money for a new exam table in our medical suite/Ultrasound office as well as an upgrade to our curriculum for our Earn While You Learn educational component.

Donate online

Clear Lake Education Center Stewards Group
We will be making social media posts and will go live on social media. We will be presenting the Stewards Group’s projects at the Education Center – replacing the kitchen floor in the dining hall and the garage roof. Smaller but important projects that will have a great impact.

Donate online

Diane Peppler Resource Center
We will be doing a Facebook event and going live to talk about how to get involved with our organization and help us give back to those in our community. Our goal is to raise $1,000.00 on #GivingTuesday that will help us to provide holiday gifts and necessities for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Luce, Chippewa, and Mackinac Counties.

Donate online

Diocese of Marquette
The entire Diocese of Marquette (almost 100 churches, missions, schools and other special ministries) is participating for the first time in the #iGiveCatholic / Giving Tuesday event. We are excited and have been working hard to get everyone’s landing page featuring their specific ministry and need for support. We will be tracking progress that day on our leaderboard and posting about the progress. And then after work we’ll be gathering at the Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery for fellowship and fun watching the results roll in .

We have partnered with the #iGiveCatholic movement based in New Orleans, LA and are now part of 29 arch/dioceses across the United States working to spread the news about this special day promoting giving.

We are having our Diocesan web site and Facebook page feature posts regularly, Terri Gadzinski (Exe. Dir. of Dept. of Stewardship / Development) will be on TV channel 10, and all our ministries have been encouraged to spread the word by flyers, bulletin inserts, email signatures and e-blasts, Facebook and web page updates.

Donate online

Ending Hunger Alliance of Marquette
Encore Financial teams up with Spread the Goodness Day to benefit Ending Hunger Alliance of Marquette (EHAM). Stop by Encore Financial at 702 Chippewa Sq in Marquette on Giving Tuesday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and drop off non-perishable food items to benefit the kids at KI Sawyer for Christmas Break. Ten canned goods get you a free T-Shirt! Enjoy some cookies and coco as well!

EHAM Facebook Page

Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp
Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp has a goal of raising $3000 to help repair showers and upgrade the water heater in the Vagland showerhouse before Summer 2019. We are promoting this solely through social media and we will be running it as a Facebook Fundraiser.

Fortune Lake Luteran Camp’s Facebook Page

Friends of the Braumart
Visit our Facebook to learn more about our upcoming programming and how to give a gift. 

View Friends of the Braumart’s Facebook Page

Girls on the Run of the Upper Peninsula
We’ll be on Facebook sharing how we help increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships and feel good about themselves.

View Girls on the Run of the Upper Peninsula’s Facebook Page

Gogebic Range Health Foundation
We will mainly be posting social media outreach for giving Tuesday. We will be raising money for our grant making program. This year we would like to raise more money to give out more grant dollars in the Gogebic Range.

Donate online

Goodwill of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
We are hoping to raise money kicking off the campaign on Giving Tuesday to buy a piece of equipment that will allow us to employ three workers to run the equipment. The piece of equipment on our wish list is a baler. It is not glamorous but a baler will allow us to hire, at competitive wages, three employees and will provide meaningful work and revenue to be re-invested back into our Mission Services.

Donate online

Great Lakes Boat Building School
We are hosting the “#Give2GLBBS $100,000 Challenge” starting on #GivingTuesday. This event will be promoted via email, Facebook, Instagram, newsletter drop, on our website and via regular mail. We will be going live to talk about the event and what we are raising $ for in the days leading up to the 27th and again the day of the event. An an anonymous donor has pledged to match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, all donations from GLBBS supporters who give during a 24-hour period beginning on #GivingTuesday, November 27th at noon. Only donations received between noon (12:00p ET) on November 27th and noon on the 28th are eligible for the challenge. Cash donations can be made in person at Great Lakes Boat Building School. Donations via eCheck, credit, or debit cards are also accepted through the school’s website and by phone – these options will be made available on the 27th.

Learn more

Gwinn All Sports Booster Club
Giving Tuesday will be the kick-off for our Gwinn Modeltowners “Restore the Floor” Gym Floor Renovation Project fundraiser. Our goal is to raise enough money over the next several months to renovate our gym floor. The renovation estimate is a little over $25,000 and falls into the category of a special project because it goes well beyond our yearly budget that we use to purchase uniforms and equipment for our sports teams. Our “Restore the Floor” campaign will primarily be run on our Facebook page, but we will host other fundraisers throughout the year at the school as well.

Donate online

Hiawatha Music Co-Op
The Hiawatha Music Co-op is participating in #GivingTuesday with a fundraiser to help purchase Ukulele’s for donation to local schools. The Hiawatha Music Co-op is dedicated to exposing youth to a variety of music genres but most specifically, traditional music. The Ukulele is an instrument that is universal and can be easily played by all ages. In addition to youth, the Co-op also seeks to donate to care units for the elderly. Our new “Fun with Ukulele’s” campaign will begin with the 2018 Giving Tuesday and last through 2019. Hiawatha will donate $5 to the “Fun with Ukulele” campaign for every t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat or stein that is purchased in our office between now and the end of 2019. Hiawatha will also match any general donation that is received for the “Fun with Ukulele’s” campaign, up to $100. Our goal is to purchase and donate 50 ukes in 2019.

Houghton – Keweenaw Counties 4-H
The Houghton-Keweenaw County 4-H Program Endowment ensures that 4-H in the Copper Country will provide positive youth development opportunities to youth for generations to come. We are participating in the Make the Match campaign with the benefit of an endowment match pool contributed by gifts from leadership donors.

We set a goal of raising a minimum of $10,000 locally to establish county 4-H endowment funds, which if successful, qualifies the county 4-H program to receive a 1:1 match from the Michigan 4-H Foundation of every dollar raised up to $50,000 per fund, on a first-come, first-served basis while match funds are available. To donate, please make sure that you specify Houghton-Keweenaw County on the donation form.

 

Ironwood Carnegie Library
The Ironwood Carnegie Library will begin raising funds during November (National Family Caregiver Month And Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month) to help us become a dementia friendly library. We hope to add resources to our collection/services for older adults struggling with cognitive or memory loss issues. These will include adult fiction written specifically for persons who cannot read at their previous level due to cognitive decline, kits including music, “coffee table” type books, etc. designed to help with keeping the person active, etc.

Ironwood Theatre
The Historic Ironwood Theatre is raising money for a $75,000 furnace/boiler project. We will put information on our website and Facebook.

Donate online

Just Believe
Just Believe’s goal is to raise $1500 for the sunscreen dispenser project! Hopefully if $1500 is raised, Superior Health Foundation will match the $1500.

View Just Believe’s Facebook Page

Keweenaw Community Foundation
We are campaigning for our non-profits in terms of our Energy Efficiency Initiative. We will be posting on our social media/website/local media outlets to inform them about #GivingTuesday. 

 

Keweenaw Family Resource Center
At the Keweenaw Family Resource Center children and families have been the very heart of our mission for over 25 years. We are committed to supporting, strengthening and enriching family life in the Keweenaw. This holiday season, Portage Health Foundation is supporting us in our mission to build strong families in the Keweenaw by matching donations made to The Keweenaw Family Resource Center as part of their Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is campaign for #GivingTuesday. All proceeds raised through this campaign by November 27, 2018 will be matched dollar for dollar by the foundation up to a cumulative match of $100,000. The Keweenaw Family Resource Center is one of only eleven local non-profits chosen to participate.

To have your donation matched through Portage Health Foundation’s Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is campaign: Donate online at www.PHFgive.org or send a check made out to the Portage Health Foundation to the foundation at 400 Quincy St. PO Box 299, Hancock, MI 49930. Be sure to designate your gift for Keweenaw Family Resource Center (KFRC). Donations must be received on or before November 27, 2018 to be matched.

Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice
We are hosting at 39/39/39 Fundraising event via FaceBook. We are looking for 39 very special people willing to each donate $39 to celebrate our 39 years of providing services to our community!

Donate online

Liberty Children’s Art Project
We will be participating in all forms of social media that day to tell donors about our organization and it’s important mission.

View Liberty Children’s Art Project Facebook Page

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
We will go live on Facebook on Giving Tuesday with our Executive Director and Staff at our office in Hancock. We are also posting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We have included this giving opportunity in donor letters that have been sent our for the Holidays.

View Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly’s Facebook Page

Marquette Alger Resolution Service
Our goal is to raise awareness through social media about our School Attendance (truancy) mediation program and our restorative justice programs. We hope to have a new 30-second video put together to highlight the services.

Donate online

Marquette Area Public Schools Education Fund
Our plan is to utilize our Facebook page to promote our event and our goal to raise $4,500 for the MAPS Education Foundation ‘Giving Tuesday Scholarship’. The Giving Tuesday Scholarships go to graduating seniors from the Marquette Area Public Schools to support their post-secondary education or apprenticeships. We post on our page, tag individuals, and use the messaging feature to communicate our goal.

View Marquette Area Public Schools Education Fund Facebook Page

Marquette Maritime Museum
Marquette Maritime Museum is housed in the old city Waterworks building (built in 1891). Upkeep of an historical building, especially one on the Lake Superior shoreline, can be very expensive. The Museum is raising funds for a new roof and on giving Tuesday, we will be on social media to ask for donations for our roof fund.

Donate online

Marquette Regional History Center

Back Up History.

In 2018 the Marquette Regional History Center turned 100. In 2018 the National Museum of Brazil burned down and priceless information was lost. In 2018 the Houghton County Historical Society flooded. Most of their collection was saved by fast-acting volunteers. Help us improve our digital infrastructure.

Learn more and give online

Marquette Senior High School Spanish Club
Marquette Senior High School is developing an exchange program with Liceo Experimental Bilingüe de Pococí, a bilingual high school in Guápiles, Costa Rica. We will host our first delegation of students a little over a year from now, from December 26, 2019 to January 12, 2020. In addition to touring the Marquette area, our Costa Rican guests will be able to attend classes at MSHS for several days. To complete the exchange, a delegation of MSHS students will visit Guápiles for two weeks in July of 2020 to both tour Costa Rica and attend a week of high school classes.

The MSHS Spanish Club is raising funds to host our Costa Rican visitors when they visit us next winter. We’re excited to show off all the fun outdoor activities that our area has to offer – especially for a group of teenagers that has never experienced snow! Our goal for Giving Tuesday is to raise $800 to pay for an afternoon of tubing at Al Quaal followed by hot chocolate and pizza in the Teal Lake Lodge. MSHS students will participate in other fundraisers over the coming year with the goal of raising a total of $8,000 – all of which will be used to host our Costa Rican visitors once they arrive in the US. We hope you will support us in building bridges to other cultures and fostering greater understanding and kindness in the world through this student exchange.

Marquette Symphony Orchestra
Donate to support the Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s mission to create, provide, and promote professional performances of orchestral music through collaboration with residents and music educators of the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Five times a year, the MSO offers exciting concerts—classical, pops, newly-commissioned works, old favorites, concerti and symphonies and tone poems and everything in between—to Upper Peninsula residents who come from as far as a hundred miles away to enjoy quality music in Marquette.

The symphony’s next performance is Sounds of the Holidays on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium.

Donate online

mPacks
We are seeking to raise $500 to support Munising Public Schools weekend food backpack program. We will promote and host the event through our Facebook page and broadcast in the school, interviewing teachers, administrators, and volunteers about the impact of MPacks and how it is helping to stop the food insecurity of students in our district. Additionally, we will post videos bursts about MPacks featuring food packing, prepping and other aspects of community buy in and support.

View mPacks Facebook Page

Messiah Lutheran Church
We will have an Open House at Messiah at 305 West Magnetic, from 10:00 to 6:00 on November 27th to raise funds for our church’s Community Assistance Program . We are partnering with St. Vincent de Paul of Marquette who will also hold an Open House that day at their store at 2119 Presque Isle Avenue from 10:00 to 6:00. Both groups are sponsored by the Thrivent Member Network. Refreshments, activities, music and prizes are on the agenda, as well as an opportunity to make a difference for those in our community who are struggling. Our goal is that each site will raise $20,000 that day.

Northern Initiatives
This year marks the 25th year Northern Initiatives has helped small businesses start and grow in Michigan. We believe every business needs money and know how. By providing loans and business services to starting and growing small businesses, we are helping communities thrive. On #givingtuesday of our 25th year, Northern Initiatives is asking 25 supporters to provide 25 gifts in the amounts of $25, $250, $2500, or $25,000. All donations raised will go towards helping an entrepreneur start a small business in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Donate online

Northern Michigan University
On Tuesday, November 27, NMU will hold a Day of Giving to coincide with the Giving Tuesday global event. Last year, the NMU campus community, the Marquette region and alumni from around the world came together to give generously on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, we are focusing support on programs that provide direct support to students and faculty through the Northern Fund, the Flexible Aid Fund, scholarships and the NMU Food Pantry. Of course, we appreciate gifts that support any department, program or initiative.

Donate online

Ore Dock BotEco Center
Our goal for the #GivingTuesday campaign is $5,000. These donations will cover a part of the costs of architectural and engineering design for the BotEco Center. We are focusing on Phase I: Walk the Dock.  Phase 1 includes a connector from Marquette’s lower harbor ore dock to shore, a public promenade around the dock, and performing arts space at the far end of the dock. We will be doing a Facebook event, with posts sprinkled throughout the day about the community benefits of BotEco. We’re currently applying for a grant that would provide matching funds for each donation, so your generosity will stretch twice as far.

Donate online

Pickford PTA
Pickford PTA supports parent involvement in education by being an advocacy group that supports parents, students, and staff. According to MDOE, parent involvement fosters an environment for better student achievement. We want to observe, inspire change, (leahbergstrome.com ) and work toward school improvement; and to accomplish that, in part, we want to help provide parents with necessary information. We want to create bridges between parents and between parents and the school so that parents’ concerns will be considered in decision making (*Standard V). We desire to provide links to community resources (*Standard VI) and support special projects that strengthen our school and community. We will have a fundraiser on giving Tuesday and our goal is $1000.

Donate online

Portage Health Foundation
This year, the Portage Health Foundation is matching up to $100,000 in community donations that will go to 11 non-profits. Each individual who donates to PHF will write in the comments of the donation form or memo of their check which of the 11 non-profits they want their monies to go to. When the 27th of November has come and gone, PHF is hoping to be able to write a total of $200,000 in monies going to non-profits in the four-county community (Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon county). PHF’s #GivingTuesday fundraiser is taglined “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is” because they believe that the non-profits impact everyone in the community in some capacity. By encouraging folks to put their money where their hearts are, we can work together to support the local non-profits.

Donate online

Pregnancy Services of Delta County 
Our Safe and Sound program prepares moms and dads for the arrival of their baby- and parents earn while they learn! By participating in classes related to pregnancy, parenting, health and wellness, and life skills, parents earn the material items-diapers, wipes, cribs, clothing, feeding supplies, etc.- needed to care for their families. This support, education, and encouragement makes all the difference for those experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Together, we can empower families to choose and value life for mother, father and child.” “Our goal this year is $1,000 to help with educational and material items related specifically to the Safe and Sound classes that parents take in their last trimester of pregnancy.

Donate online

Republic Historical Society 
Our goal is to raise $25,000 as a start in the renovation of the Beulah House as a Cultural Learning Center. With this money, we will have the attic and basement cleaned professionally and begin the structural improvements needed to make the building safe for the public.

Learn more

Room at the Inn
We will be participating with Messiah Lutheran Church and the Giving Tuesday event happening there. Our booth will highlight our goal of identifying 11 day sponsors of our warming center on Giving Tuesday as part of our “11 x 11” initiative to identify 121 day sponsors for 2019.

Learn about Day Sponsorship

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital will be using social media to share information about expanded service offerings, building expansion plans and community involvement.

View Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital’s Facebook Page

Soo Theatre Project
We will be going to social media to ask people to help us “finish the roof.” We need roughly $10,000 to finish a $35,000 project.

Donate online

STAR Children’s Bereavement Service 

Grief at its core can be crippling – even for adults. How as a community, do we ask young children to process feelings of grief…and still, continue to go through their day to day lives? Many of you reading this have experienced insurmountable grief. The kind that turns your entire world upside down. It is because of you and your generosity, that STAR CBS can continue to give children of the Upper Peninsula a sense of hope – even in the face of loss. Unresolved grief can lead to a lifetime of struggles.

An inability to grieve appropriately often leads to unhealthy choices and behaviors. This may include problems with schoolwork, hostility toward peers and family, and avoidance of previously enjoyable activities. In a Columbia University study, 86% of young people in drug rehabilitation treatment programs had experienced the death of someone important; in a survey of 400 incarcerated teens, 96% indicated that someone significant in their lives had died. And one out of five children who have experienced the loss of a loved one is likely to develop a psychiatric disorder, the highest rates are reported in young males. STAR CBS programs are critical to our community.

Our goal for #GivingTuesday is $5,000!

Donate online

Superior Arts Youth Theater
Over the last 17 years, we’ve loved giving lots of kids the chance to sing and dance, work as a team, and be creative. As participation increases, the quantity and variety of our programming must also grow. We’ve recently recognized the importance of including smaller productions with more individual attention and performance opportunities for kids who don’t like to sing or dance. To address these needs, we added a series of one-act plays to our season.

The response to the Play Series last spring was incredible! Over 100 kids auditioned for Charlotte’s Web and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and we even added a performance to accommodate ticket sales. We believe everyone deserves access to theatre education as they are growing up, so this year, in addition to maintaining our current programming, we plan to expand the Play Series by moving to a larger performance venue, increasing the number of plays, and getting more kids involved.

In order to do that SAYT needs your help!

This Giving Tuesday we will be asking for donations to help with the cost of our Play Series!

Donate online

Superior Child Advocacy Center
We are setting up a Giving Tree in the Marquette County Courthouse on W Baraga Avenue. The giving tree will be put up Monday November 19 and come down Wednesday December 19. The tree will have many ornaments on it with donations we are seeking for our physical Advocacy Center. Our new building is under construction and our goal is to officially open our new doors Spring 2019! We are in need of gift certificates to local businesses for the purchase of construction material, office supplies, equipment, furniture and decor! There are opportunities on the tree for higher sponsors of larger amounts all the way down to $5 cash donations. ALL donations/gift cards raised by the giving tree will be used to purchase material for direct use in the center Every Day! From pencils and paper; to couches, chairs, and tables; to recording equipment, televisions , computers, and even annual utility , phone and internet bills! All items are essential for the everyday function of our center and will directly support the children of physical and sexual abuse in the U.P.

View Superior Child Advocacy Center Facebook Page

Superior Health Foundation
The Indigent Care Fund is a product of a collaboration with the former Medical Care Access Coalition in which SHF was the proud recipient of $1.2 million. Investment earnings from this endowed fund will be used to support Indigent Care needs for U.P. non-profits. SHF is committed to growing this fund through the philanthropic, tax-deductible support of friends and donors across the Upper Peninsula.

Donate online

Superior Watershed Partnership
The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) staff works hard to secure state, federal and private foundation grants. But local contributions (your donations) are crucial to continue a wide range of important SWP programs that are difficult to fund through grants; such as K-12 Great Lakes education, community pollution prevention programs, the SWP land conservancy and providing more services to the undeserved (such as our new low-income solar program)!

Please consider making a tax deductible donation today! Donate online here

St. Vincent de Paul – Marquette
The Marquette SVdP Thrift Store, 2119 Presque Isle Ave., is partnering with Thrivent Member Network on Giving Tuesday to raise funds for the SVdP Christmas Giveaway Program. We are inviting everyone to join us on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Christmas music, coffee, cookies and the opportunity to decorate an ornament to make it a brighter Christmas for every family. Radio Results Network will be doing a live broadcast from the store. Anyone donating $5 or more on Giving Tuesday will receive a 20% off coupon to be used in the store. SVdP is doing this in collaboration with Messiah Lutheran Church to raise $20,000 at each location with the support of Thrivent Member Network.

Teaching Family Homes
Social media campaign consisting of several days of posts leading up to #GivingTuesday to promote participation in our annual Adopt-a-Child program.

View Teaching Family Homes Facebook Page

United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula
We’re making #GivingTuesday fun for everyone this year! On Nov. 27 United Way of the EUP will be selling our brand new U.P. plaid #UnitedWeFight long sleeve tees and hoodies. Your purchase of these items is an investment into the work of United Way of the EUP and its partners, helping to support beneficial programming across the Eastern Upper Peninsula! Visit www.unitedwayeup.org for a preview of our new gear!

Check out the gear! 

UPAWS
UPAWS will be taking to social media to have a Virtual Retirement Party for their old building. As they are in the end of construction, but continuing to fundraise for our new Animal Community Center, they want to honor the years, the smiles, and the tears they spent in our old building. They are challenging the community to give $40 for 40 years to kick-off our year end giving and final stages of the capital campaign. 

Donate online

Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum
We hope to raise $5000 which will be earmarked for the Playmakers Fund providing free Museum memberships for families of need and agencies that serve them. We will promote on social media and through email and will be offering special treats at the Museum through the course of the day.

Donate online

Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition
Visit our Facebook and website to learn more about how we preserve the unique cultural and natural resources of the Upper Peninsula through public education, the promotion of sound land stewardship, and reasoned dialogue with communities, governments, industries and others with whom we share this land.

View Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition’s Facebook Page

Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy
It costs UPLC about $30 to protect each acre per year, to ensure that the experience of hiking around a sphagnum bog and feeling hundreds of years of moss under your feet will be available for coming generations.
It’s time to ask yourself right now what each of the 6,064 acres that UPLC protects are worth to you, and adopt an acre today. We need your help to protect land forever.

For each acre you adopt, we’ll pinpoint the land that you are responsible for, and add them to our interactive map for the whole year. If you’d like to give in honor of someone, or give anonymously, you can either fill in the form on the PayPal site or send an email to uplc@uplandconservancy.org with your request. An acre of protected land would make a great gift!

We’ll also send you (or the person you’re honoring) a certificate that names you/them as the honorary Protector of the Land and indicates the exact coordinates of the acre(s) you help protect, so that you can go find them. Just be sure to fill out the donation form or send us an email with the information we need to send the certificate to the right address and we’ll make sure it gets there. When you get out to visit your adopted acres, take a picture of yourself with your adopted acres and post it on social media with #AdoptAnAcre and #landtodaylifetomorrow.
If you protect 40 acres or more, UPLC affiliates will personally accompany you next summer to visit your adopted acres and tell you the story of the land you’re protecting. ”

Our goal is to protect 167 acres in one day–that is, we want to raise $5,000 in 24 hours! Lofty goal? You bet! Necessary? Absolutely.

Adopt an Acre

Women’s Center
The Women’s Center has embarked on an exciting campaign to pay off its shelter mortgage. A  matching gift opportunity will eliminate the mortgage on the only domestic violence shelter in our area.  The donors, Rod and Holly Aldrich, will match all gifts in 2018 that are directed to pay off the $507,000 mortgage.  Any pledge of $20,000 or more can be paid in two or more installments though 2019.

Donate online

YMCA of Marquette County

“The Y is the gift that keeps on giving.”

You know the challenges that we face in Marquette County. 
People of all ages and backgrounds are struggling to reach their full potential. More and more children face seemingly insurmountable learning gaps. Families find it difficult to spend quality time together. Playing outside has become a rarity. Face time happens through a phone. And instead of seeing the income gap shrink, it seems all
we do is watch it grow.

But where society falls short, the Y—and donors like you—step in.

This Giving Tuesday, make a donation to the Y and take your first step in making a difference and building a better us.
Together, we make a difference in the lives of thousands of people and a huge impact on each individual we serve.

For a better you.
For a better community.
For a better country. 

FOR A BETTER US! 

Join us for muffins and coffee 7-9Am in the Y lobby and Vango’s pizzas from 11:30-1:30. and again at 6pm, where the winner of Wisconsin Dells drawing will be chosen! Any donation $20 or more gets to go in the raffle for a free trip to Wisconsin Dells. Our goal is to raise $5,000.

Donate online


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About Grow & Lead

Grow & Lead provides youth-serving and nonprofit organizations with expertise, training and learning opportunities so that all youth can thrive in healthy communities across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Our focus on positive youth development leads us to serve all regional nonprofits. A strong nonprofit sector is essential to creating a healthy environment for youth. Nonprofit organizations play a key role in our region—serving children and families and making this a great place to live. View a list of our members, who are doing great work across the Upper Peninsula and beyond.

Grow & Lead supports these organizations by providing skill building workshops, tailored consulting and training, and spreading the word on new ideas, technology and other resources.