The Board of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce 10 first-quarter grant awards totaling $447,250 to support the northern Ottawa County community.
First Quarter Grants:
Muskegon Community College
$75,000 for the MCC Downtown Center, an educational center that aims to better prepare local youth for careers in the STEM industries.
Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
$15,000 for Help Me Grow–Ottawa, a program that works to connect families with resources that ensure our children are entering school ready to succeed.
City of Grand Haven
$100,000 to support the Save the Catwalk Campaign.
Bethany Christian Services
$22,500 for their Trauma Education Program, which provides trauma education to students, teachers/staff, and parents to help children feel safe in the learning environment.
Center for Women in Transition
$60,000 for their Coaching Boys into Men Program and other capital projects. This is a joint grant with the Youth Advisory Council.
The Salvation Army
$125,000 for A Campaign for Area Families & Children, which will be used to expand existing facilities to add and improve programming and community events.
St. Patrick – St. Anthony Parish
$30,000 for the portion of the Building/Renovation Project that includes the food pantry rooms, the Job Seekers program, and the GED/ESL Learning Lab.
Grants awarded by the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council (YAC):
$7,000 for Horsey House Calls to provide an afternoon of horse-assisted therapy, craft projects, and lunch to five Tri-Cities children living with cancer, sickle cell disease, and aplastic anemia, along with up to 30 friends and family members.
Grand Haven Area Public Schools
$5,000 to fund a Design/Video Course that teach students digital design, video/audio editing, and drone safety.
Grand Haven Aviation Association
$4,000 for ACE (Aviation Career Education) Camp, which exposes community youth to aviation careers, safety, and aerodynamic principles.
Ottawa County Department of Public Health
$3,750 to the Grand Haven Meet Up and Eat Up for a site coordinator for River Haven Mobile Home Park and Loutit District Library.