Several grant committees, with their own stated priorities, also utilize the Foundation’s general grant application to recommend grants from their funds.
Thomas and Geraldine Seyferth Advised Fund
Grants from this Committee will be targeted at, but not limited to:
- Projects of permanency/capital expenditures in Muskegon County, with a focus on youth
- Development of Muskegon County parks, playgrounds, recreation programs and human service programs that show measurable impact
Youth Advisory Council Fund
Grants from this Committee will be targeted at specific youth issues as determined by a youth-executed needs survey:
- Current focus: teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, and academic stress
- Teacher Mini-Grants for innovative classroom projects
Julia E. Hackley Memorial Fund
This fund was left by Mrs. Hackley with her directive to provide for the support, maintenance, and relief of the poor people in the City of Muskegon, including:
- Direct service support to low income families
- Projects that support self-sufficiency of low income families
- Projects that address child care and transportation issues of low income families
Environmental Endowment Fund
To educate residents about the environment, including social justice issues that relate to current or past environmental practices
- Improve the quality of the environment through the reduction of pollution and waste
- Support a balanced and innovative approach to local and regional land use planning that maximizes use of available land and natural resources
- Promote conservation and restoration of natural areas, air quality, shoreline and dune areas, wildlife habitat and fresh water
- Support for acquiring, conserving, or enhancing public accessibility to green space, open lands, natural parks, or undeveloped land in its natural state West of US 31 via the James Hanna and Mary Murphy Land Fund
Greater Muskegon Service League’s Women and Children’s Fund
Grants from this Committee will address a broad spectrum of programs and projects related to the needs and opportunities of women and children in Muskegon County.
Muskegon County Medical Society Endowment Fund
Grants from this Committee will be targeted at programs and projects relating to health and science education and services.
Muskegon County Lions Club Fund
Grants from this Committee will benefit organizations working to develop, implement and support new and innovative programs that assist Muskegon County residents who are suffering from the loss of sight and/or hearing, including the prevention of such loss.
White Lake Community Fund
Grants from this Committee support programs and projects that improve the quality of life for residents of the White Lake Area. Additional areas of focus:
- To improve local library services, provide elderly assistance, for beautification projects or to support recreational facilities and public parks via the Leonard and Edna K. Blomdahl Fund
- Support improvements in Covell Park via the Covell Park Fund
- Support greater cooperation and consolidation between the municipalities via the R. Covell Radcliffe Fund