The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Board

Board of Trustees

The Governing Board of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation is made up of local leaders from diverse backgrounds. Our trustees provide invaluable guidance and vision for all areas of our work. These individuals donate their time, energy, and expertise to help us identify opportunities for long-term community impact, respond swiftly and appropriately when unforeseen challenges arise, and address our community’s ever-changing social, cultural, educational, and greatest needs.

Chad Bush

US Retail, Inc.

Barb VanHeest

Vice Chair
Chase Bank

Anil Mandala

V Solutions Global

Mark Pereira

Brilliance Publishing/Amazon

Cindy Anderson

Retired Educator

Mary Carole Cotter

Attorney/NOCH VolunteerServices Dept.

Nelson Jacobson

JSJ Corporation

Keith Konarska

Retired Superintendent

David Swain


Pat VerDuin

Workforce development

Shirley Woodruff

Heritage Property Management

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Impact Investing: A New Way to Invest in Our Community

Impact Investing: A New Way to Invest in Our Community

At the end of 2019, the GHACF formed the Impact Investment Committee to explore a different option for investments. These investments will complement the foundation’s current investment policy, programs, and grant-making activities and establish a process for the expanded investment and development of resources in the community.

Grant Helps Families Facing Housing Crisis

Grant Helps Families Facing Housing Crisis

We are pleased to announce four first-round Community Impact grant awards, totaling $342,100, in support of Northwest Ottawa County and our surrounding communities. This includes $188,475 over three years to Good Samaritan Ministries (GSM) to open a satellite office in Northwest Ottawa County to better serve families facing housing crisis in our community.

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