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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

We stand together with communities of color and remain committed
to empowering the inherent worth and dignity of all

Join Us as We Celebrate 50 Years

The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation and you have worked together for 50 years to make our community a wonderful place to live, work, and play. All year-long we will celebrate the generosity of many, the hope their gifts have given to our entire community, and the bright future that lies ahead.

We invite each and every one of you to get involved in the next phase of caring about our neighbors and our home. Show your community spirit and share this monumental year with us. Your engagement truly is the anchor of our work.


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We’re Here for Our Community

The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation is our community’s charitable foundation. We connect people, support programs, and lead change to help our community thrive, and we help improve and enhance the quality of life by promoting a healthy, inclusive, and diverse community.

Responding in a Time of Crisis

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to increase in severity, we want you to know that we are taking steps to maintain everyone’s health and safety, while also maintaining full and uninterrupted service to our fund holders, our partners, and our communities. At the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation (GHACF), the Allendale Community Foundation, and the Coopersville Area Community Foundation, our fund holders, donors, partners, teammates, along with their families, and the communities that we serve remain our top priorities.

What can giving just 5% do for the community you love?

It could result in $1.1 billion in charitable gifts! We could change the future of Northwest Ottawa County together.

For good. For ever. For our community.


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Celebrating 50 Years of Making an Impact in our Community

Celebrating 50 Years of Making an Impact in our Community

Fifty years ago, a group of a dozen community leaders gathered together because they wanted to do something more for our community. Something bigger. They each gave $100 to start what would become the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. Little did they know the impact they would have a half-century later.

Foundation Grants Additional $223,927 for COVID-19 Relief

Foundation Grants Additional $223,927 for COVID-19 Relief

“Winter always brings a higher level of need in our community, and the pandemic has only amplified that. Many of our partners are striving to simply maintain operations, while others have been required to greatly expand their capacity, all while complying with critical health and safety standards that have unfortunately limited their opportunities to generate revenue and fundraise.” – Holly Cole, Vice President of Grants and Program

YAC Continues to Support Area Youth

YAC Continues to Support Area Youth

With the first half of our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) year underway, the committee has adapted to a virtual meeting format while still working towards empowering and supporting youth in Northwest Ottawa County. We’ve used this time to pause and pivot our work, leaning into the data that shows what our youth need.