Dear Friends of the Foundation:
Often times, someone’s first response to hearing what we do, leads them to state how fun it must be to ‘give away money’. Fun, maybe. Humbling, an honor, a challenge –
The challenge is to determine which organizations receive grants – do you strive for quantity or impact? The next challenge requires strategic consideration when more than $400,000 has been received in grant requests, but only $200,000 is available to award. In most cases, the needs haven’t increased, but the cost of providing for those needs has.
The solution is simple. Grow the Allegan County Community Foundation's Legacy Endowment Fund. The endowment generates the grant dollars that are awarded annually (nearly $8,000,000 since the Foundation was established in 1965).
See this year's grant recipients here.
Because we believe the value of the non-profit sector is unparalleled, the ACCF Board, CEO, staff and committee members have cumulatively pledged $70 for every gift of $50 or more made to the ACCF Legacy Endowment by
August 31, 2019.
Your gift of $50 or more, will be increased by $70 and will result in food for food pantries, counseling for domestic violence victims, environmental stewardship, art and educational programs for young and old, museums, and so much more. Thank you for helping us respond to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.