The recipient of the award “exemplifies a commitment to improve the quality of life for Ottawa County residents through leadership in service and education, as well as a year-round partnership with the local United Way.”
The award was presented at the United Way’s annual celebration, March 20 at the Spring Lake Country Club.
“Our mission is to improve the lives of every person who lives, works and plays in our community,” GHACF President Holly Johnson said. “Tough issues like workforce housing require partnering with other organizations to really have an impact. We’re honored to be recognized for our work alongside our regional partners.”
The two community foundations have worked together with the United Way to form Housing Next, a cross-sector collaborative initiative involving nonprofit, government and business partners that strive to create and promote a strong economic case for additional workforce housing units in the region.
The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation is a public, charitable organization serving the Northwest Ottawa County community since 1971. It is regularly recognized as a top 100 community foundation in the nation and is the seventh-largest in Michigan. It encourages philanthropy by individuals, families, corporations and organizations, and serves as a steward of their charitable funds and legacies. For more information, visit ghacf.org.
The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area has been making grants for 67 years. Learn more about the organization at cfhz.org.