Community Involvement

Awakon Federal Credit Union is dedicated to the promotion of our local communities, as well as the
advancement of our youth. Together we can build a brighter future for EVERYONE in our communities.

Together We Grow.

Awakon Communities Advocacy Council (ACAC) Grant Program

Applications for funds must relate to our mission to improve the quality of life for members of our
communities. Funds are undesignated funds and are designed to support multiple local charities. To
effectively distribute grants, an application is required. Grant applications will be accepted January 18th- March 1st.

Recipients will be announced on Friday, March 15th, 2024.

Who is Eligible?
• 501 (c) (3) Organizations
• Schools
• Organizations/Projects which exhibit the potential to improve the quality of life for members of the
communities it serves.

Uses for Funds:
• Grant will fund an increase in the size or scope of an existing program.
• Grant will be an investment that strengthens nonprofit performance or outcomes, such as new strategies or improved processes/efficiencies.
• Grant funds an established program or project, for purposes of sustainment.
• Grant funds a new concept or pilot program.

Not Applicable:
• Organizations not serving in our Field of Membership
• Religious activities or programs serving specific religious groups or denominations. However, faith-based organizations may apply, if the project serves a broad segment of the population.
• For expenditures already incurred

How to Submit the Application

Email a copy of the PDF to Dawn at

Mail a hard/paper copy to:
Awakon Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 420
Onaway, MI 49765
Attn: Dawn Bodnar

Awakon Communities Advocacy Council Grant Application

2023 ACAC Press Release

Charity Drives

Throughout the year, each of our branches have various free-will donations to help local charities and organizations in need.

Charitable Contributions

Awakon Federal Credit Union accepts funding requests from non-profit organizations, school-based programs, community projects, etc. located in the Onaway, Rogers City, Indian River, Gaylord and Wolverine areas for programs that address community and educational needs.

Donation Request Form

Here are some of the groups, charities, organizations, and events that we’ve sponsored on behalf of our members:

 Onaway Area Schools                       Onaway Area Chamber               Rogers City Summer Concert Series

Rogers City Area Schools                Rogers City Area Chamber        Moran Ironworks Christmas Certificates

St. Ignatius Schools                            Indian River Chamber                 Nautical Festival

Inland Lakes Area Schools                 Village of Wolverine                    Wolverine Lumberjack Festival

Wolverine Area Schools                      Black Lake Shivaree                   Autism Speaks 5K Walk/Run

Tri-River Little League                         Indian River Summerfest            Indian River Soccer Association

Onaway 4th of July                             Onaway Broadcast Class            Onaway Schools Fire Safety Class

Indian River Downtown Development Association


We are proud to say that our staff at Awakon Federal Credit Union supports our community involvement through their volunteerism.

Staff Volunteering at food drive Staff volunteering at food drive Girl volunteering for Salvation Army girl volunteering at food pantry staff volunteering for habitia girl volunteering for habitat Staff volunteering at United Way Employees Volunteering