The North Ottawa Wellness Foundation (NOW), a donor-advised fund of the GHACF, is dedicated to connecting our community members with research-based tools, tips, and strategies to minimize the unhealthy effects of stress on their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Valentine's Day is typically a day for showing appreciation with chocolate and flowers, but we want to take a moment to thank YOU. Whether you are a generous donor, an important partner—or both—we couldn't do the good work that we do in our community...
The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation has been recognized as Finalists in both the MiBiz Best Managed Nonprofit Awards and the Lakeshore Advantage Visionary Awards.
The final deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 1 at 5PM. We strongly encourage you to submit your application by Thursday, February 15. All applicants who submit by this date have a chance to win a $250 gift card!
We strive to intentionally establish and maintain genuine relationships with local professional advisors, and we aim to serve as a trusted resource that helps tailor giving plans ideally suited for current and prospective donors who have charitable intent.
On our website, we have a donor portal where fund holders can access their accounts and do everything from check their balance to grant money to nonprofit organizations. From time to time, we get calls or emails from people who need assistance with the portal, and we thought it’d be helpful to share the most commonly asked questions.
It’s the holiday season and that makes me think of the busyness of year-end giving, but it’s also when we pause to thank our many partners who work with us to care for our community.
Are you charitably inclined, and would you like to have a fixed income stream for life, be able to take advantage of certain tax benefits, and continue to care for your community during your lifetime and beyond?
Then a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) may be right for you.
As our community’s needs evolve, we remain committed to improving the quality of life for all because we all benefit from a healthy and vibrant community.
Our Greatest Needs Fund makes this possible.
With your gifts, we can continue to impact critical programs that support health and human services, culture and diversity, economic and community betterment, education, the arts, and the environment.
Every contribution makes a difference—right here in northwest Ottawa County.
The State of Michigan passed a new law that beginning in the 2019- 2020 school year, all students must be reading and writing at or above grade level expectations by third grade or potentially face mandatory retention. This grant is a proactive step by GHACF and the Grants Committee to help our students in the districts of Spring Lake and Grand Haven meet this educational mandate.
Will you give to the Greatest Needs Fund today? Every contribution makes a difference – right here in Northwest Ottawa County.
Your generous contribution to the Greatest Needs Fund today allows us to invest in our community in a flexible and impactful way that addresses a broad range of critical needs, including future needs that cannot be anticipated.
During this week of Thanksgiving, we especially want to thank YOU. Whether you are a generous donor, an important partner—or both—we couldn’t do the good work that we do in our community without you. It is through our collective generosity and compassionate spirit that we continue to build a strong future for this place that we call home.
Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation—large and small, urban and rural—working to advance solutions on a wide range of social issues. They build and strengthen communities in a multitude of ways, including providing the means for a wide range of donors to create permanent funds to positively impact lives.
Giving Tuesday, an international day created in response to the consumerism that’s taken over the holidays, aims to raise awareness of this need. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are focused on buying material things — Giving Tuesday emphasizes giving back. It kicks off the holiday giving season and inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.