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From all of us at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, thank you! It’s our donors who ensure the community gets the care it needs. We appreciate each and every one of you!

From all of us at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, thank you! It’s our donors who ensure the community gets the care it needs. We appreciate each and every one of you!

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Love where you live and support the causes that are important to you with a gift to the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. Donations can start creating a philanthropic legacy now with an outright gift or later with a planned gift.

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Achieve your long-term philanthropic goals with a planned gift to the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

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Community Impact Stories

Over $620,000 Awarded in Scholarships

Over $620,000 Awarded in Scholarships

This spring, we awarded $621,140 in scholarships to 220 area students. The GHACF holds over 125 scholarship funds with varying criteria, such as financial need, academic achievements, and field of study. Another factor our scholarship committee considers is if a student would be among the first in their family in their generation to continue their education after high school. This year, we were able to award scholarships to 32 first generation students.

Recent Grant Helps Digitize Local History

Recent Grant Helps Digitize Local History

We are pleased to announce fifteen second-round grant awards, totaling $225,923, in support of Northwest Ottawa County and our surrounding communities. This includes $40,000 to the Tri-Cities Historical Museum for their three-part capital improvement project at the Community Archive and Research Center (CARC), located at 14100 172nd Avenue in Grand Haven.

Announcing New & Outgoing Board Members

Announcing New & Outgoing Board Members

Traditionally our May board meeting includes an annual dinner with the board, full team, and significant others. While this year’s was held via Zoom, our board chair still “passed the gavel,” we bid farewell to our outgoing board members, and welcomed two new members. This year, Randy Hansen and Tammy Bailey have reached the end of their terms, and we welcome Mary Carole Cotter and David Swain to the board.

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