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Community Impact: Fall 2018 Grants

The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) recently approved grant awards to a variety of organizations in support of projects throughout Muskegon County. A total of $263,917 was awarded from Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds through the competitive application process, overseen by numerous volunteer committees. Highlights of the grant awards include:

  • No More Sidelines was awarded a $30,000 grant for “Building Belonging” addressing facility needs which will mean that more children with special needs will have access to their programs.
  • City of Muskegon received $40,000 in support improvements, accessibility, and aesthetics of the growing Midtown Business District (Third Street).
  • East Muskegon Little League was awarded $10,000 to create the first barrier-free T-ball diamond for Muskegon County kids.
  • Read Muskegon received $12,636 to support English as a second language (ESL) tutoring and citizenship classes.
  • Muskegon County Eviction Prevention Program received $34,350 to launch an innovative initiative that coordinates landlords, 60th District Court, DHHS and Community enCompass to keep qualifying families in their homes.

Grant applications are accepted twice each year, once in the spring and again in the fall. Nonprofit organizations interested in seeking grant support from the Community Foundation are encouraged visit for additional information about the process.

A complete list of fall 2018 grant awards is available at here.