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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.

Building an Inclusive Community Mini-grants

We’re looking for ideas that create projects, programs, or events that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the community and you're invited to apply!

Community Impact: Fall 2018 Grants

Grants totaling $263,917 were recently awarded to a variety of organizations in support of projects throughout Muskegon County.

Todd Jacobs Named New Foundation President/CEO

The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County announces the appointment of philanthropy executive Todd Jacobs as president/CEO.