UNITING OUR COMMUNITY TO POSITIVELY IMPACT LIVES

GATHER GIFTS. GROW FUNDS. GIVE BACK.
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How We Work Together

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.

LISTEN

We work with community members, families, and corporations to help them achieve their philanthropic goals.

PARTNER

We partner with the public and nonprofit sectors to philanthropically help the community.

GIVE

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donating to the fund our your
choice today.

Our Impact

Serving the Northern Ottawa County Region

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 the $400,000 to youth in our community to support their post-secondary education.

Our foundation supports over 560 funds, each dedicated to improving the quality of life for all in our community.

Our annual charitable grantmaking impact exceeds $5 million.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR ANNUAL REPORT ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE.

Community Foundation Stories

Giving & Living in Northwest Ottawa County

Each fall, we publish our report to the community, and our latest edition is now available! Since our last report to the community, we’ve launched a new website, added three new team members and two board members, and our assets passed the $100 million mark!

Honoring Our Past and Present Trustees

As a nonprofit organization, our Board of Trustees serves as our governing body and provides invaluable guidance and vision for all areas of our work. When they complete their commitment, they are given the title Trustee Emeritus, defined as a past board member. While no longer voting members, our Trustees Emeritus continue to act as ambassadors for the community foundation throughout the region.

2017-18 Youth Advisory Council

The school year’s just begun, but the 2017-18 Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is already in full swing. Six new members joined 14 returning members, and they represent Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and West Michigan Christian High Schools. YAC members meet during the school year to discuss and assess youth issues prevalent in the community, as well as to review grant proposals made to benefit youth in the community.

Get To Know Us

Learn more about the team and Board of Trustees behind the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

Resources

We’ve created easy to use downloadable resources to help guide your charitable giving!