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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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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
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...
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...
We granted $30,000 over three years to West Michigan Symphony so that the Link Up Beginner Music Education Program can return to three concerts for the first time since 2019. Grants that support education are one of our six priorities, as the youth of Northwest Ottawa...
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Learn more about the team and Board of Trustees behind the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.
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