The Board of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce eight third-quarter grant awards totaling $295,100 to support the Tri-Cities community.

St. John’s Episcopal Church

$7000 to bring Project Ñ to the area.

West Michigan Symphony

$30,000 over 3 years for the Link Up Beginner Music Program, a year-long beginner music program for students in grades 3, 4, or 5.

City of Grand Haven

$60,000 over 2 years for Neighborhood Housing Services, a program that helps homeowners in the Tri-Cities make much needed home repairs.

Northwest Ottawa Chamber Foundation

$6,000 for the Lakeshore Youth Leadership Connections Program, which teaches leadership skills to 8th and 10th graders from Grand Haven Area Public Schools and Muskegon Public Schools.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore

$13,000 for the Spring Lake Lunch Buddies Program, which connects children ages 5-12 with an adult volunteer who meets with them during lunch or after school.

Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging

$3,500 for the Bosu Fitness and Fall Prevention Project, which aims to increase members’ balance and prevent falls through the use of Bosu balls.

Gracious Grounds

$45,000 to install an elevator lift system at 1515 South Despelder, a resident facility that serves adults with disabilities.

Ottawa County Department of Public Health

$130,600 to implement the Pathways to Better Health Program, which helps qualified individuals access community services, while reducing unnecessary ER visits and hospitalizations.