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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.

Partnership Supports Diverse Small Business Lending in Muskegon County

The Community Foundation for Muskegon County is partnering with Northern Initiatives to increase small business lending in Muskegon and surrounding communities.

New Faces at the Foundation

We'd like to introduce...new faces at the Foundation! We're certainly lucky to have three talented new additions to our staff. They bring terrific enthusiasm to our team and we thought you'd like to meet them!

Anne & Allan Dake Receive Foundation Award

For 18 years, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County has presented 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.

Community Impact: Spring 2017 Grants

We're glad to announce that this spring, we've granted a total of $551,328 to community organizations in Muskegon County, with an emphasis on youth development, the arts, and sustainability.

Higher Standards

The Community Foundation for Muskegon County has recently been re-accredited by National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®—the highest standards for philanthropic excellence.

New Healthy Muskegon Grants

A second round of grants, supported by funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, has recently been awarded to improve access to healthy food in our community.