Youth Grant Program
Traditional Youth Fund Grants (Exact dates TBD)
October 29, 2021 – Grant Deadline
December 2021 – Notification
April 1, 2022 – Grant Deadline
May 2022 – Notification
Youth Grant Program
The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council awards grants annually to support local programs and projects that work to expand programming and opportunities for the young people in our community.
Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) provides Tri-Cities area high school students with a unique opportunity to give back to their community, and to take on leadership roles as representatives of their community peers.
For questions about applying for membership to the Youth Advisory Council or other youth programs, contact our Vice President of Grants & Program, Holly Cole.
Grant Impact Stories
In continuation of our 50th anniversary celebration, our foundation recently granted $50,000 to local municipalities to improve the quality of life and promote a healthy, inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community in Northwest Ottawa County.
In honor of our 50th anniversary, we were able to make possible several smaller, community-focused activities including the donation of books to students. In May of this year, we gave a copy of the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? to every Northwest Ottawa County second grader, local public libraries as well as school and classroom libraries. This resulted in a total of nearly 1,000 books gifted.
The Board of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce four third-round Community Impact grant awards, totaling $275,000, in support of Northwest Ottawa County and our surrounding communities. This includes a $40,000 grant to Tri-Cities Puentes Initiative for “LEADeres Lakeshore,” a leadership and professional development program for Latinx professionals and leaders in the lakeshore area.