greenville area community foundation

GACF awards more than $73,000 in youth grants

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Submitted by the Greenville Area Community Foundation

The Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) and the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) Board of Trustees are pleased to announce grants totaling $73,651.60 for local nonprofit organizations. Grants are awarded from the Kellogg Youth Fund.

Foundations award more than $1 million in 2022 education cycle

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Submitted by the Greenville Area Community Foundation

The Education Foundation of Greenville (EFG) and the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) are pleased to announce 25 grant awards totaling $1,464,812.60 to support local schools and nonprofit organizations.

GACF awards funding for local trails and park 

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The Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the annual trail cycle grant awards funded by the Lena & Fred Meijer Charitable Fund Cycle. Grant awards for this cycle total $18,920.

Belding gets grant for park upgrades

Greenville Area Community Foundation awards city $60K for Lightning Bend Park

This city has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) for Lightning Bend Park improvements.

Belding City Manager Jon Stoppels made the announcement at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. 

GUEST VIEW: The little things make our community

It’s almost 2022. We shouldn’t be surprised but it’s been another unusual year.

Community Hope is hopeful as it receives three grants


Community Hope Christian Counseling & Mental Health was the recipient of three grants from the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) during the recent GACF Fall Grant Cycle. 

Community Hope in Greenville has been in existence since 2001 and provides clinical services with the goal of assisting individuals and families with mental health needs to restore hope and healing in their lives.

Montcalm Panhandle Community Fund announces grant awards


The directors of the Montcalm Panhandle Community Fund (MPCF), an affiliate of the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF), have announced their 2022 grant awards to the Village of Howard City and to the Helping Hands Food Pantry.

Cook families donate building to be used as new home of Greenville Area Community Foundation

Eight years ago, on a day when the late William “Bill” Cook came home to share a bit of news with his wife, Harriett, the details left them both smiling from ear to ear. 

Having thought hard about what to do with a particular piece of property, Bill and his brother, Byron Cook, had made a decision that it would be best to donate a building in downtown Greenville once the time was right. 

Women’s Action Network supports women, and the entire community

A local group with a long history of empowering women to be fully active participants in the world not only is alive and well, it continues to bring women together for the benefit of the community as well as their own advancement.

The Women’s Action Network (WAN) was formed in 2005.

Greenville philanthropist Byron Cook dies at 89

For many who visit this city or even plant their roots here and call it their home, such an experience can leave one admiring how much its citizens demonstrate a sense of community and belonging. 

Of those citizens, there may have been none that demonstrated those traits more admirably than Byron Cook.