Recent grants and impact
Recently Funded Competitive Grant Awards
Scroll below to see the listings
of our recent competitive grant recipients.
|Community Action House –Food Club and Opportunity Center||Human Services||$75,000 |
over 3 years
|To support the launch of a Community Food Club that will provide over 3,200 low-income residents a month with efficient access to nutritious options in a dignified setting. The adjoining Opportunity Center will serve as a resource hub, providing streamlined access to other services.|
|R.E.A.D. – One on |
|Education||$35,000||To make a pivotal change and double R.E.A.D.’s impact by expanding to serve the Holland/Zeeland area after 11 years serving Northwest Ottawa County. R.E.A.D. provides adults with an opportunity to improve and transform their lives by strengthening their reading and language fluency. These skills empower individuals as they look for employment, sign leases, and help their children with schoolwork.|
|Renew Therapeutic Riding Center –Ride with Renew Capital Campaign||Human Services||$40,000||To construct a new facility to meet the growing demand for accredited equine assisted services in the greater Holland/Zeeland area. There are at least 12,000 local adults and children living with the challenges of physical or cognitive impairments. The completion of the new permanent arena will expand availability of services, with extended hours and diversified programming.|
How our nonprofit support ecosystem
Strengthens the Nonprofit Sector
In addition to directly investing in projects and programs that benefit area residents through competitive grants, we also channel a portion of our Community’s Endowment funding to efforts that strengthen our local nonprofit sector. Within this space, we support the Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance which serves area nonprofits by facilitating collaboration, leveraging resources, and providing professional and organizational development opportunities. We also support Community SPOKE, which fosters cross-sector collaboration around our community’s human service systems.
We also invest in collaborative efforts to gather robust local data that provide critical insights into new and changing needs in our community. These include the Greater Ottawa County United Way Community Assessment and the Ottawa County Youth Assessment Survey. These tools help all of us to make well-informed, strategic choices about how to make the greatest difference with our available resources.
For more information or questions about grants, contact Elizabeth Kidd, Vice President of Community Impact