Past Awards

2016
Organization Project Funding
Caseville Public Schools Hear My Voice $1,000
Clover N Cows 4-H Club Club Education Supplies $487
Dollywood Foundation Operational Support for their program $605
Elkton Pigeon Bay Port Schools Robut Roundup $4,500
Elkton Pigeon Bay Port Schools Operational Support for their program $2,922
Greater Pt. Austin Art & Placemaking  2017 Port Austin Art & Street Sculptures $1,000
Harbor Beach Hospital Foundation Operational Support for their program $218
HDC-Walk for Warmth 2016 Walk for Warmth $500
Huron Area Technical Center Operational Support for their program $3,500
Huron Community Fair Barn Adoption $2,500
Huron County Homeless Solutions Operational Support for their program $671
Huron County Nature Center Grounds Upkeep Project $1,000
Huron County Nature Center Operational Support for their program $1,000
Huron ISD STEAM Showcase $1,000
North Huron Schools Playground Project $1,000
North Huron Schools VEX Robotics Controllers $1,500
Owendale Gagetown Schools STEAM Grant Winner  $1,500
Port Austin Lions Club Port Austin Village's Butterfly House $1,000
St. Hubert Catholic Church Operational Support for their program $13,860
Ubly Community Schools Mechatronics/STEM Classroom $2,500
USA Elementary School STEAM Grant Winner  $1,500
2016 Total   $43,763
     
2015
Organization Project Funding
Bad Axe Little Leage Concession Stand Project $3,000
Bad Axe Public Schools Playground Project-ICE Grant Winner $500
Bay Port Historical Society Capital Improvement for their Project $2,000
Elkton Pigeon Bay Port Schools Operational support for their program $2,966
FRC Team 5156 Laker High School First Robotics Team Project $2,750
Friends of the Thumb Octagon Barn Thumb Quilt Trail $500
Harbor Beach Community Chest Backus Gazebo Project - ICE Grant Winner $500
Huron County Homeless Solutions Operational support for their program $644
Harbor Beach Lighthouse Preservation Socity Operational support for their program $667
Harbor Beach Rotary HB Rotary Gazebo Project $800
Huron County MSU Extension Thumb Dairy Odyssey Project $500
Huron County Nature Center Operational support for their program $1,323
Michigan State University Tom Gettel Memorial Scholarship Fund $12,220
Owendale UMS Seed Lending Library-ICE Grant Winner $500
Port Austin Historical Society The History Trail Project $479
Port Austin Historical Society Operational support for their program $747
Loads of Love Loads of Love Laundry Project - ICE Grant Winner $500
Safe Place Operational support for their program $913
Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy Operational support for their program $445
Sebewaing Rotary Club Community Garden Project - ICE Grant Winner $500
St. Hubert Catholic Church Operational support for their program $12,828
Thumb Area Partnership Port Austin Street Sculptures $750
Ubly Community Schools STEM Classroom $3,500
2015 Total   $49,533
     
2014
Organization Project Funding
Huron County Nature Center Refurbish education and display area of building $5,000
Human Development Huron County Garden Starter project bringing youth grown vegetable plants to seniors $760
Ubly Schools  Robotics STEM programming for students $3,000
Friends of Thumb Octagon Barn Thumb Quilt Trail $1,000
2014 Total   $9,760
     
2013
Organization Project Funding
Harbor Beach Community Theater Digital upgrade needed to keep local theater open and playing first run movies. $3,070
Sandwalker Studios Free summer concert series-outdoor performances in downtown Caseville. $250
MSU Extension Nutrition education program teaches nutrition, food preparation, budgeting and shopping. $4,000
Laker Elementary School Fine Arts Bridge brings students and senior citizens together as students capture stories, memories, photos and video of local seniors and compile in a documentary. $1,400
Sand Point Nature Preserve Grant for signage and trail access at Sand Point. $2,000
Special Olympics Year round athletic events for special needs population. $800
Suicide Prevention Coalition "Means Matters" training for suicide prevention volunteers and advocates. $1,800
2013 Total   $13,320
     
2011
Organization Project Funding
Huron Intermediate School District Traveling Book Tote $2,000
North Huron Schools Industry Technology  $1,100
Eastern Michigan Food Bank  Care & Share $1,729
Port Austin Historical Society  Who Are You From Home?  $208
Huron Medical Center  Breastfeeding/Parenting Packs  $1,500
MSU Extension Huron County 4-H $265
Scheurer Hospital Community Health Fair $600
Huron County Homeless Coalition Project Connect $1,000
2011 Total   $8,402
     
2010
Organization Project Funding
Scheurer Hospital Pumpin for Life $1,000
TRIAD Can You See Me Project $325
Sleeper Library Youth Audio Book Fund $1,000
His Hand Ministries His Hands Youth Mission $2,500
Friends Promoting Port Austin A Christmas Concert with Friends  $250
Zion Lutheran Childcare & Preschool  Early Literacy & Technology $3,000
Thumb Works!  Junior Achievement Unlimited $2,250
Bad Axe Rotary Bad Axe Rotary Walking Trail $3,000
Huron Intermediate School District Embrace Our Earth VII (EOE)  $1,500
Bluewater Thumb YFC  Campus Life Youth Center Construction $1,500
Pigeon District Library  Michigan Reads! Family Event $500
Huron Medical Center  Stroke Symptom Awareness  $1,800
Huron County Collaborative Body Huron Behavioral Health211  $1,500
Huron County SafePlace  Huron County SafePlace Update $4,070
2010 Total   $24,195
     
2009
Organization Project Funding
Sigel Township Fire Department First Responder Program  $500
Master Musicians Workshop / Band Boosters The Master Musicians Workshop $1,500
Sleeper State Park / DNR Bluebird and Wood Duck nest boxes $100
Lakers School  After School Activities Program $700
The Suicide Prevention Coalition  Programs in schools to raise awareness $1,200
Thumb Industries  Recycling Initiative  $1,400
Huron Medical Center  Buckle Your Brain Program $700
Sebewaing Public Library  Summer Reading Program  $575
Thumber Childrens Theater / Harbor Beach Park's and Recreation   Summer Musical Theater Program                           $115
The Master Musicians Workshop / Bad Axe Band Boosters  The Master Musicians Workshop $110
2009 Total   $6,900
     
2008
Organization Project Funding
HC Health Department Zero to Three Family Mentor $706
Port Austin Farm Market Kids Day at Farm Market $1,000
Elkton Little League Field Improvements $500
Scheurer Hospital Think First bike Helmets $1,000
Pigeon District Library Author Visit Program $20
4-H Proud Equestrians #609 Equipment storage purchase for handicapped rider program $2,000
Habitat for Humanity Build cash equity for home construction $1,000
Saginaw Bay Land Conservancy    Wildfowl Bay Preserve Access & Enhancement-signs, benches, paths $2,300
Huron Youth Center  Elkton Summer Youth Recreation Pgm $500
Blue Water Thumb Youth for Christ Wide Screen TV for teaching purposes $500
2008 Total   $9,526
     
2007
Organization Project Funding
Zion Lutheran School   Purchase heart defibrillator $1,300
American Cancer Society   Wig Bank Fund $500
Harbor Beach Little League  Purchase pitching equipment $800
Pigeon Band Shell   Replace stage floor $1,443
Huron ISD   Embrace our Earth IV $1,728
Huron Medical Center   Healthy Lifestyles Program $3,250
Scheurer Hospital   Pumpin' for Life $1,000
2007 Total   $10,021