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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
Board members of the Allendale Community Foundation — one of our two affiliate community foundations — hosted a summer picnic at the Grand Ravines park in Allendale in July.
Goodbyes are never easy, and this one comes with mixed emotions for sure. It has been my highest privilege to lead the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. I have sounded like a broken record since I announced my transition, but I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to help support our amazing community.
This summer, three returning YAC members (Habeeb El-amir, Ben Garretson, and Jackson Schulte) attended the 2018 Youth Summer Leadership Conference hosted by the Council of Michigan Foundation and the Michigan Community Foundations YOUTH Project.
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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!