Special Projects

Bike Friendly Soo: The sole purpose of the Fund shall be to raise money for the mission of the Bike Friendly Soo group

Check. Slash. Survive: This fundraiser has become a staple in the Sault Sainte Marie community in conjunction with Laker Hockey and LSSU. Check. Slash. Survive. provides the opportunity to educate our community on men, women, and children’s health issues with a general focus on cancer treatment, education, and prevention.

Chippewa County Honors our Veterans: This fund supports the unmet needs of veterans and their families who reside in Chippewa County.

Dowtown Sault Ste. Marie Gardens: Established to provide funds to improve and maintain the downtown gardens and greenspace.

EUP Reading Alliance: This fund supports community programs, practices and procedures in the Eastern Upper Peninsula with the goal of improving literacy in area residents – with a primary focus on youth.

Infertility Awareness and Support Fund:  This fund will support families struggling with infertility issues. Fund can be used for the cost of adoption, surrogacy, infertility testing, IVF, IUI, travel expenses to doctors’ appointments or any other medical needs associated with infertility.

Involvement Opportunity Fund: Grants provide students with hands-on supplemental materials for classroom use. This fund can also supply funding for field trips that relate to studies in the classroom to provide an educational experience which students might not have the opportunity for otherwise. Funds may be requested throughout the year as needs arise and funds allow. Funds available vary and are based on gifts received from a generous, anonymous donor.

Malcolm Park Pride: Established by the Malcolm Park Pride Committee for the purpose of infrastructure improvements to Malcolm Park.

Pickford Area Health Association:  Promote the growth and provision of health care services to the Pickford area senior community and other Pickford community health, safety, dental, vision or mental health services or providers as determined qualified by the PAHA Board in satisfaction of its goals and objectives.

Sault Pride: Initially formed twenty years ago to renovate the athletic field. The Coach Herman T. Crane Scholarship and the Coach Dubow Athletic Scholarship are part of this fund.

Sault Pride LGBTQ+ Committee Special Project Fund: The purpose of this fund is to support awareness of issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, support other organizations that provide services to LGBTQ+ youth and families and promote the acceptance of all people, regardless of orientation or identity in the community.

Soo Locks Children’s MuseumThis fund will support the Soo Locks Children’s Museum.

Soo Splash Pad Committee: The purpose of this fund is to raise money for the procurement and maintenance of a Splash Pad to be located in the Sault Ste. Marie area.  All splash – All Fun – For Everyone.

SsSMART Group (Sault Ste. Marie Area Recreation Trails):  Provides funding to develop and maintain a sustainable trail system in our community.

The Panther Legacy Project Fund: The Purpose of the Panther Legacy Project Unendowed Special Projects Fund is to further enhance the Pickford Public School Districts growth and development via the use of naming opportunities to generate capital for various District uses as the District identifies them. 

Victim Service Unit: Established to support the Victims Service Unit organized by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department.

Youth and Community Mental Health Fund: The Purposes of the fund will be to support community projects that improve youth and community mental health.

Zeke Dutcher Memorial Foundation:  Established by Zeke’s family to raise awareness and provide funding for childhood cancer research, and to provide funding to non-profit organizations that assist in the aid, comfort, and wellness of children with cancer and their families.

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