UNITING OUR COMMUNITY TO POSITIVELY IMPACT LIVES

GATHER GIFTS. GROW FUNDS. GIVE BACK. Give A Gift Today!

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

Support our community by
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

Welcome to the New GHACF.org!

Come on in… welcome to our new home. As a local charitable organization, our physical office is a place where hundreds of donors, grantees, and volunteers gather every year. Our website is an important role in maintaining those relationships, and we’re excited to make...

Guest Blog: Andrew Ingall on Mindfulness

Mindfulness….hopefully this is a term you have seen or heard recently. In our schools, we have been talking about and sampling lessons around mindfulness. It’s good stuff. Some of it seems obvious, but it’s far too easy to take for granted. Mindful.org defines...

Spotlight on Leadership: Kennard Creason

Dr. Kennard Creason has served on our Board of Trustees for the past 5 years – most recently as our Board Chair. Kennard’s impact is felt in many ways as he serves the GHACF – but his leadership on our Grants Committee stands out. Kennard ensures that our 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!