Local foundations award more than $300K in 2023 education grant cycle

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The Education Foundation of Greenville (EFG) and the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) are pleased to announce grant awards totaling more than $300,000 to support local education programs.

Greenville council picks Flo’s, White Lotus for Match on Main

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A restaurant and a boutique were selected over two nonprofit museums, all within this city’s downtown district, to receive an opportunity at a potential $25,000 Match on Main grant. 

During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, council members were forced to choose only two of four applications to be submitted for the Match on Main grant program offered through the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Foundation grants boost trail and theater improvements

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GACF provides funding for new Community Center theater lighting, Jackson’s Landing trail hub

From installing new theater lighting to bridging together three area cycling trails in the form of a trail hub, the Greenville Area Community Foundation has been busy helping to fund projects being undertaken by the city of Greenville. 

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Greenville City Council, members of the council wasted no time in voting to accept two grants from the GACF that will directly benefit city assets utilized by the public. 

Greenville foundation awards 2023 grants

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The Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) Board of Trustees are pleased to announce $585,658 in funding awarded to 18 organizations throughout the greater Greenville community.

Montcalm County receives $170,000 first responder grant

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Montcalm County was awarded a $170,000 grant from the state of Michigan for first responder training and recruitment.

The grant was announced by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as part of $5 million worth of grants going to more than 60 Michigan communities as part of the First Responder Training and Recruitment Grant Program.

Montcalm Wind grants to support local hospitals and family safety programs

Montcalm Wind and Apex Clean Energy are pleased to announce five Montcalm County-based organizations as the recipients of the second round of funds from the project’s community grant program. Launched earlier this year, one of the program’s goals is to support residents and organizations working to make a positive difference in their community.

“Montcalm County is fortunate to have strong institutions and community groups that are working together to support their neighbors and strengthen the entire region,” said Albert Jongewaard, senior development manager with Apex. “We are proud to support these grantees and their work on behalf of the entire Montcalm County community.”

Lakeview gets $185K grant for lead, copper verification

This village has received a state grant that will boost its ability to respond to government mandates aimed at protecting the public from lead and copper contamination of drinking water.

Village Manager Darin Dood told Lakeview Village Council members at their meeting earlier this month that the village was awarded a $185,225 Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM) Grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Environment (EGLE).

Lakeview council OKs Bollinger building fixes

Council also approves grant app for street, utility improvements

The Village Council heard an update on renovations at the soon-to-be Village Complex at its meeting Tuesday evening, and approved replacing part of a leaky roof on the Bollinger building, as well as damaged concrete outside.

Village Manager Darin Dood told council members that Griffith Builders workers discovered leaks in the roof, which likely would have gone unnoticed if not for the construction work at the site.

Greenville Area Community Foundation and Education Foundation of Greenville Award Spring Grants

Because of the combined efforts and resources of the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) and the Education Foundation of Greenville (EFG), over $101,640 in grant funding will enhance the education of Greenville Public School students for the 2021-22 school year.  This funding will serve to enhance programs and projects not included in the latest Greenville Public Schools bond proposal.

Greenville Youth Advisory Council awards more than $41,000 in grants for 2021

The Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) and the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) Board of Trustees are pleased to announce grants totaling $41,131 to non-profit organizations for 2021.