News

Listening Locations Coming Soon Near You!

The Community Foundation will be "listening" once again in the Whitehall/Montague area in late June.

Storytelling Summer Series

The Community Foundation will be hosting a FREE webinar series from Charity How To. Learn how to share your nonprofit story, build your online community, and attract new donors.

August is Make-A-Will Month

August is National Make-A-Will Month, and we encourage you to set aside time to write your legal will. Everyone needs a will, whether they’re 18 or 80, and it goes well beyond a plan for your assets. Your will can protect your loved ones – humans and pets alike – and help build the community you love as well.

2021 Strategic Leadership Grant Awards

The Community Foundation designed Strategic Leadership Grants to support projects and programs related to our three strategic focus areas: education; community and economic development; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Community Foundation Awards First Round of Strategic Leadership Grants

Whether it’s supporting access to healthy food, a welcoming neighborhood, community dialogue for healing and justice, workforce stability or active youth, these programs help to address the challenges and opportunities here in Muskegon County.

Howmet Aerospace Foundation bestows $250,000 gift to Frauenthal Preservation Campaign Fund

Howmet Aerospace Foundation is taking part in the preservation and renovation of the Frauenthal Theater through a $250,000 grant to the Frauenthal Preservation Campaign Fund, an effort spearheaded by local leaders and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.

Muskegon County Recovery Loans now available to small businesses

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County are partnering to create a loan program for those whose businesses were directly impacted by COVID-19 in Muskegon County.

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.