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You have the Power to: 

The Sunset Project relies on the generous financial support of community organizations and individuals to provide a path for creative advancement and mental health awareness in Northeastern Michigan. 

Your Gift has the Power to Change the Lives of Our Community

One-Time Gift

One-time donations are our most popular form of giving, as it allows individuals and organizations to support The Sunset Project whenever they have the financial freedom to do so. These donations have a significant impact on the organization, as The Sunset Project relies on them to fund it’s programs and develop future projects that will benefit the community and Northeast Michigan as a whole.

Monthly Giving

Recurring donations provide The Sunset Project with a consistent and essential stream of revenue, allowing the organization to plana and budget more effectively. Recurring donations can be set up as automatic payments through our donation portal, and can be easily adjusted or cancelled at any time. This type of giving allows individuals, businesses and organizations to support a cause they care about on a long-term basis, making a larger impact for The Sunset Project and the community over time.

Other Ways to Give

Third-Party Giving

Does your employer need a charitable beneficiary for a fundraising event? Are you a part of a religious or community organization that’s interested in making a donation? Are you looking to host an event that helps promote creative advancement opputunrites and ends mental health stigmas? Third party fundraising opputunities help spread the word about The Sunset Project’s mission, raise essential funds, and maximize valuable staff time. If you’d like to raise money on behalf of The Sunset Project, please contact us!

Sponsor an Event

Each year, The Sunset Project hosts a variety of events in the Northeast Michigan region aimed at expanding creative advancement opportunities and raising awareness for mental health. Some of these events include The Sawyer J. Boyd Creatives Grant Recipient Presentation, The FOCUS45 Photography Contest Gala, and The Annual Brighter Horizon’s Fundraising Event - all of which offer the opportunity for area businesses and individuals to gain exposure to the community, while showing support for our expanding programs. Contact us today to learn more about upcoming sponsorship opportunities and events!

Interested in Supporting The Sunset Project Another Way?

We are always looking for new, creative and interesting ways to raise funds and spread awareness about our mission. If you have an idea, we’d love to talk about it!

Community Support Stories


Maren Winter& Levi Goebel

In July of 2022, Alpena natives Maren Winter and Levi Goebel celebrated their marriage at the beautiful Sojourn Lakeside Resort in Gaylord, Michigan. Touched by the personal loss of their friend Dallin Toth earlier that year, Levi and Maren chose to include The Sunset Project into their event by replacing traditional party favors with a donation in their guests names. Maren and Levi were able to raise over $x, providing much needed funding for The Sunset Project to establish it’s expanding list of programs.


In Memory of Alex Hoppe

After the loss of their friend Alex Hoppe in early 2022, Addi Marceau, Gabbie Smith, and Ashlyn Schaedig made it their mission to raise awareness and funds in his name. Through selling silicon wristbands via word of mouth and at local area businesses, these young women raised over $x that was generously donated to The Sunset Project in Alex’s name.


The First Annual Brighter Horizons Fundraising Event

Prior to the public launch in March of 2022, The Sunset Project hosted their First Annual Brighter Horizon’s Fundraising Event in February, allowing for parents, friends and family to see first hand what the goals and objectives of the organization would be for the coming year. Thanks to the tremendous support of those individuals, The Sunset Project was able to raise over $15,000 in a single night. This influx of funding set up the organization for an incredibly successful first year of operation, allowing for the creation of programs, hosting events, and setting up endowment funds for future use.

We Can't do it Without You!

No matter the amount or type of gift, your donation makes a measurable difference in the community and the lives of those within it. We thank you for your support.


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