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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 May, new community members are invited to join our Board of Trustees, which means we must also say farewell to those retiring from their service. This year, two amazing women have reached the end of their terms: Monica Verplank and Kim Zevalkink.
We are thrilled to have been jointly awarded the Pinnacle of Partnership Award with the Community Foundation of Holland Zeeland (CFHZ) from the Greater Ottawa County United Way. The recipient of the award “exemplifies a commitment to improve the quality of life for Ottawa County residents through leadership in service and education, as well as a year-round partnership with Greater Ottawa County United Way.”
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...
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!