Economic & Community Betterment

A Grantmaking Priority

We believe that energetic, vibrant communities are vitally important to the livelihood of all residents of Northwest Ottawa County. We encourage projects that:

  • Support cooperation among municipalities, especially in the areas of recreation, transportation, as well as consolidated planning.
  • Support the revitalization and beautification of areas of commerce in our region.

Youth Advisory Council

YAC gives priority to projects that support economic and community betterment within our community in the following ways:

  • Develop opportunities for community youth to become more active in nature
  • Ensure our community is well-positioned for the future
  • Effectively utilize our resources to support our local economy

If your project aligns with the above grantmaking goals, we’d love to hear about it!

For questions about the grant portal or our grantmaking process and guidelines, contact our Director of Grants & Program, Holly Cole.

For questions about the grant portal or our grantmaking process and guidelines, contact our Director of Grants & Program, Holly Cole.

Grantmaking Priorities

It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for everyone living in our community. We consider grants that will support a healthy, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative community, and that fit our grantmaking priorities. Economic and community betterment is just one of our five grantmaking priorities. Click below to learn more about each of our individual priorities!