News

‘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.

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!