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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.

Steve & Debbie Olsen Receive Foundation Award

For 19 years, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County has honored the work of its founding president and CEO by presenting the annual Patricia B. Johnson Community Leadership Award to recognize a dynamic individual, couple, or organization with visionary leadership and a strong spirit of innovation.

USDA Awards Grant to West MI Shoreline Food Processing Initiative

Major next step in expanding “farm to table” concept with support of West Michigan farmers and food processors.

White Lake Community Fund Awards Grants

The White Lake Community Fund recently awarded over $50,000 in grants to seven local organizations for support of programs to benefit the White Lake area and its citizens.

Community Impact: Spring 2018 Grant Awards

A total of $315,020 was awarded from Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds to a variety of organizations in support of projects throughout Muskegon County.

Maximize your giving today.

With the passage of a new federal tax bill that includes doubling the standard deduction, there is little doubt that fewer people will itemize their deductions. How will this change giving? While we may not have answers for a couple of years, we do have thoughts on ways to maximize your giving today!

YAC Community Needs Survey

The Foundation's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) recently conducted a community needs assessment and heard from 418 youth from across the county. The survey results provide a look at issues that are important to Muskegon County youth and will guide the YACs grantmaking for the next several years.

Congratulations!

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Janelle Mair to Vice President of Programs, and Heidi Sytsema to Vice President of Development! 

Grant Makes Lakeshore Expansion Possible for GROW

The Community Foundation for Muskegon County recently awarded Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) a grant to expand the organization’s business development and microlending services on the lakeshore.