2019 ACCF

It is with great sadness that we say good-bye to a loving, caring friend, David Balas. David was a Trustee on the Foundation board for fifteen years. As a Trustee he spent many years on the Growth Committee as well as the Grant Distribution Committee. He approached both roles with a deep commitment. His decisions were based in equity, fairness, and compassion.

David devoted his life to social justice issues. He was the volunteer every organization dreamed of. The Foundation was fortunate to have been chosen by David. We will miss him, his warmth, his kindness and his friendship.

With Love and Deep Respect,

The Board and Staff of the Allegan County Community Foundation
We are excited to showcase our new and updated website! A lot of time and effort went into making this site very user friendly. Please go and check it out!
There still may be a kink or two we are still working on - be patient.
Let's kick it off!

The Allegan County Community Foundation (ACCF) wants to celebrate your hometown again! It's Year 2! The ACCF is excited for this county-wide grant program that is open to everyone.  We are looking for projects that will enhance, improve or beautify the hometowns of:
Allegan, Bloomingdale, Fennville, Hamilton, Hopkins,
Martin, Otsego, Plainwell, Saugatuck & Wayland
How does Love Your Hometown work?
By yourself or with a team (co-workers, scout troop members, family, sports team, youth groups, classmates, neighbors, etc.) develop a project that would benefit your community. Submit a completed on-line application by December 31, 2019 for review and approval. Encourage everyone you know to vote for your idea! Voting starts on February 14 and ends on February 29, 2020. The projects with the most votes in each of the school district area will be awarded up to a $1,000 grant to make it happen - along with the Wild Card winner.
What is the Wild Card?  One project will be a chosen by the ACCF to receive a Love Your Hometown grant. This project will be one that did not receive the most votes in their hometown (school district area), but the ACCF feels embodies the Love Your Hometown spirit. 
So, do you have a project you want to accomplish in these hometowns?
Allegan, Bloomingdale, Fennville, Hamilton, Hopkins,
Martin, Otsego, Plainwell, Saugatuck & Wayland
Winners will be announced at Reveal Events in each hometown in March 2020.
More details and on-line Love Your Hometown grant applications can be found at
Look for the Love Your Hometown logo!
Go check it out!
And thank you for helping us spread the word!
Non-Profits Schedule
Your ACCF Legacy Grant
Applicant Meeting!

Federally recognized, tax-exempt non-profits serving the residents of Allegan County are eligible to apply. Organizations that desire to apply for Legacy grant must schedule a meeting with Foundation staff to discuss their programs/project prior to receiving a grant application.

Please contact Cindy at the Foundation at 269.673.8344 to schedule an appointment. Applicant meetings end December 4th.

Grants addressing health & human services, arts & culture or the economy & environment are due to the Foundation by 5:00 pm December 20th.
Along with our new location, we have new email addresses
here at the Foundation. Please update your contacts for:

We hope to be settled by the end of year in our new
permanent home at 112 Locust St. (former city hall).
Scholarship applications open
December 2nd!
You may look over all of the scholarships available county-wide at
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HEY! Non-Profits
don't forget to submit your January 2020 article & photo's for the
Email: jcollins@alleganfoundation.org
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Visit us at: 113 Locust Street, downtown Allegan
Mailing address: PO Box 278, Allegan, MI 49010

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