2019 ACCF
FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
SAVE THE DATE!  
The Allegan County Community Foundation Grant Awards will be held on
Tuesday, April 23rd from at the Regent Theatre
in downtown Allegan. An open house will follow at the new location of the Foundation, 113 Locust St., downtown Allegan.

PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US!

PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE!
 Help us finish strong!
The drive runs until February 28th
our goal is 6,000 jars!

Why Peanut Butter?
  • Every serving of peanut butter provides 8 grams of protein.

  • Peanut butter is loved and nutritious for all generations.

Peanut butter jars will be distributed to our
Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative members:

Allegan United Methodist Church, Christ Community Church, Allegan County Food Pantry, Hamilton Christian Reformed Church, Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church, Hungry for Christ, Christian Neighbors Plainwell,
St. Margaret – St. Vincent dePaul, Martin United Methodist Church, Christian Neighbors Douglas, Ladders of Hope, Love, Inc. Pullman, Hopkins United Methodist Church, Christian Neighbors Wayland, Project Hope and Epiphany Lutheran Church.

We will be gearing up for our annual cereal drive starting April 1st.

If your business would like to be a drop site for cereal please contact the
Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative Resource Coordinator
Tracey Robrahn at acfpcresourcecoordinator@gmail.com or 269.207.6409. 
We ask for a minimum of a 20 box commitment.
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR OUR LEADERSHIP!
ALLEGAN COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2019

President, Kaylani Rubley

Vice-President, Laree Waanders

Treasurer, Steve Angle

Secretary, Jodi White

Trustees: David Balas, William Brown, Rob Marciniak, Brian Marr, Bob Hennip, Tim Batchelor and Ricardo Bazan

Ten Reasons to Give to Your Community Foundation

  1. We are a local organization with deep roots in the community.
  2. Our professional staff has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs.
  3. We provide highly personalized service tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interests.
  4. Our funds help people invest in the causes they care most about.
  5. We accept a wide variety of assets and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.
  6. We partner with professional advisors to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.
  7. We offer maximum tax advantages for most gifts under the law.
  8. We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants.
  9. We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create a personal legacy.
  10. We are a community leader, convening nonprofit agencies and coordinating resources to create positive change.

TAG Team members have long recognized the personal investment teachers make for their students. Twenty $100 classroom mini grants will be made to teachers in Allegan County. Please share this with a teacher you know! They deserve our thanks!
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WHAT IS A CLASSROOM MINI-GRANT?
A MINI-GRANT IS A REQUEST TO THE TAG TEAM BY TEACHERS IN ALLEGAN COUNTY SCHOOLS WHO NEED ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THEIR CLASSROOM.


WHO CAN APPLY?

ANY TEACHER IN ANY ALLEGAN COUNTY SCHOOL!

WHAT CAN I APPLY FOR?

PENS, PENCILS, PAPER, CRAYONS, POSTERS, FLASH CARDS, TISSUES, SCISSORS, OR ANY OTHER CLASSROOM ITEM THAT HELPS YOU AND YOUR KIDS!

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Last year the Allegan County Community Foundation awarded $289,740 in scholarships. There are scholarships available in every school system in Allegan County.
ACCF also has some special scholarships for skilled trades (up to age 21), late bloomers (age 24+) and even band instrument rental and music camp scholarships.

and click scholarships in the quick links menu.

The first deadline is February 26th for the TAG Team Scholarship
so do not delay!
Impacting Community * Inspiring Philanthropy * Strengthening Non-Profits
Visit us at: 113 Locust Street, downtown Allegan
Mailing address: PO Box 278, Allegan, MI 49010