Education

A Grantmaking Priority

We believe that the youth of Northwest Ottawa County are our future. It’s important to us that we are serving all students of the community. Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Address the barriers preventing students from pursuing post-secondary education opportunities.
  • Improve student access to the necessary academic, social, and emotional resources required to reach their full potential.
  • Support access to and participation in quality preschool programs, particularly those in under-served populations.

Youth Advisory Council

YAC gives priority to projects that supports education within our community in the following ways:

  • Educate on the various post-secondary opportunities
  • Provide opportunities for youth to prepare for the future
  • Prepare youth for future financial success

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 Grants & Program Officer, Lauren Grevel.

For questions about the grant portal or our grantmaking process and guidelines, contact our Grants & Program Officer, Lauren Grevel.

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. Education is just one of our five grantmaking priorities. Click below to learn more about each of our individual priorities!