Congratulations to our 2018 grant recipients!

We are so grateful to be able to help make an impact on our community. Over $18,000 was awarded to local organizations to provide the greater South Haven area with quality community programs. We look forward to seeing the grants at work.

Grant Recipients include

Al-Van Humane Society will provide affordable pet care and pet care education.
Bailey Hyde Museum will launch its first ever conference celebrating Bailey’s life, work, philosophy and legacy.
Caring Circle will provide Bereavement Care for adults and South Haven/Covert students K-12.
City of South Haven will use funds to support the Riverfront Concert Series.
Foundry Hall will provide a professional musician to work with SHPS students, host the South Haven Jazz Fest and host an online community calendar
South Haven Speaker Series will bring speakers to discuss
“Issues Innovations and Ideas shaping our lives.”
Junior Achievement will fund 12 programs at Lincoln and Maple Grove Elementary Schools reaching 630 students grades kindergarten through third
Michigan Maritime Museum will launch a summer historical maritime music concert series.
SHOUT will bring quality theatre productions to South Haven.
South Haven Boating Foundation will purchase a storage trailer and provide sailing school scholarships to SHPS students.
South Haven Center for the Arts will offer their Creativity Counts summer program for children emphasizing print making and metal sculpture.
South Haven Performance Series will fund performance artists.

Thank you again to our donors. We couldn’t do it without your support!

Launched! Three New Endowments

We’ve partnered with Al-Van Humane Society, Historical Association of South Haven and South Haven Center for the Arts to launch three new endowment funds. Donations made to the non-profits’ endowments will have long lasting impact on the organizations ability to provide cultural, educational and economic contributions to the Greater South Haven area.

The Historical Association of South Haven is committed to preserving South Haven’s rich history. Funds raised will result in future grants to help preserve the historical past of South Haven, particularly the many collections and artifacts collected since HASH’s founding in 2002.

The South Haven Center for the Arts actively creates youth programs for the community’s artistically centered students and will utilize funds to continue to develop programs which promote art appreciation in the community.

Al-Van Humane Society is the area’s only no-kill shelter. Funds raised will continue providing food, shelter, care and eventually forever families for the community’s lost and/or abandoned pets.

Meet SHCF Board Member Laura Hayward, Treasurer

Laura Hayward

Laura, a South Haven native, is a partner with DeBoer Baumann & Company PLC and has been a certified public accountant for 30 years. Laura is a past president for the South Haven Kiwanis Club and a charter member of Women Who Care – South Haven. Laura serves as Treasurer for the Greater South Haven Community Foundation.

Help us, help South Haven

Through your donor dollars, the South Haven Community Foundation continues to make grants that enhance the lives of the citizens in the South Haven area.

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