News & Events

Great things are happening in Muskegon County. Visit this page often for the latest news, announcements, current deadlines, updates on recent events, or to find out what’s coming up next.

Recent News

Muskegon celebrates the unveiling of ‘Mastodons on the Loose’

Moxie the mastodon and her babies are whimsical and fun, but they also provide a very real chance for us to pause and connect with our history, to remember that we are one small chapter in a story filled with the people, creatures and places that have existed before us—and the ones that will exist after us.

‘One in a million’: Sherman Poppen, inventor of the Snurfer, remembered as a ‘driving force’ in Muskegon who changed thousands of students’ lives

Thank you, Sherm, for giving our community, our students, and our world wings. Thank you for reminding us that, in all of us, and in each our neighbors, there is a person worth loving, celebrating and empowering. You will be so very missed.

Governor Whitmer names Jocelyn Hines Youth Volunteer of the Year

A passionate advocate for women, people of color, and prosperity in our community, Jocelyn is the Program Officer at the Community Foundation and is a natural-born leader who has dedicated her life to organizing strong community neighborhoods and being a bold voice for social justice.

Upcoming Events

Fun Home

saturday, January 18, 2020

January 17 - 25, 2020
Muskegon Civic Theatre/Frauenthal Stage

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. The Community Foundation for Muskegon County is proud to be a Community PARTner with Muskegon Civic Theatre, presenting this event.

Grant Workshop

wednesday, January 29, 2020

Hilt Building Gallery, 427 W. Western Avenue
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Muskegon County nonprofits are invited to learn how to create a strong application for the Community Foundation's spring 2020 grant round. Get a brief overview of all Community Foundation funds and grants and learn about our funding priorities, the grant application process, and our online application platform.

Beer with a Trustee

wednesday, February 12, 2020

Hilt Ballroom, 427 W. Western Avenue
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Trustees and Grantmaking Committees of the Community Foundation invite Muskegon County nonprofits to their 3rd annual informal meetup so they can get to know your organization better!

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Our Staff

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