Uniting Our Community to Positively Impact Lives

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How We Work Together

Gather Gifts. Grow Funds. Give Back. 

This community is the heart of our foundation. Its why we’re here. We gather gifts from community members, families, and corporations, and invest those gifts so they continue to grow and benefit our community now and for years to come. It takes all of us working together to make a powerful impact.


We work with community members, families, and corporations to help them achieve their philanthropic goals.


We partner with the public and nonprofit sectors to philanthropically help the community.


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Our Impact

Serving the Northern Ottawa County Region

We continue to raise community dollars, invest those gifts wisely, and provide funding for projects that improve and enhance our community.

Annually, we award more than $650,000 to youth in our community to support their post-secondary education.

Our foundation supports over 700 funds, each dedicated to improving the quality of life for all in our community.

Our annual charitable grantmaking impact exceeds $8 million.


Community Foundation Stories

Impact Story: Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Impact Story: Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

We granted Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes $40,000 over two years for a new, permanent education staff position focused on the Lakeshore area to deliver impactful K-12 learning experiences to the youth of these areas. Junior Achievement helps inspire...

Fund Feature

Fund Feature

The Christine Burns Memorial Fund was created by Bill Burns, the husband of Christine Burns, former Spring Lake Village Manager. Chris was passionate about mentoring students, particularly women who were pursuing public administration as a career. She held several...

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