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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.
We work with community members, families, and corporations to help them achieve their philanthropic goals.
We partner with the public and nonprofit sectors to philanthropically help the community.
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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.
Community Foundation Stories
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!
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.
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.
We’ve created easy to use downloadable resources to help guide your charitable giving!