Today is Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. So today, join the movement and give — whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community. Scroll down to see why the team at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation gives back.

If you’d like to give to the foundation, you can make a donation online or send a check to our office at 1 S. Harbor Dr. in Grand Haven.

It can feel like people have very little in common and it’s hard to connect. But generosity is a universally held value that brings us together.

  • Being generous can make us happier, it can make a difference in the world, and it inspires generosity in others.
  • It lets us come closer together and build stronger communities. It’s vital to strengthening the overall social sector, which the GHACF is a part of.
  • We need to continue to lift up and celebrate those values that bring us together and create joy. We need more generosity in the world.

Everyone has something to give. It’s about the collective spirit of generosity that brings change to our communities when people give their voice, their time, their talent, or their money.

Give a gift online or learn more about Giving Tuesday.