SHCF was happy to help with bringing Foundry Hall’s inaugural Jazz Fest to life. The event was a huge success drawing crowds of over 600 to the festival. Is believed that this 2-day jazz event brought together one of the largest racially diverse audiences in South Haven outside of SHPS events. Planning for next year Read More
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With a grant from SHCF, The City of South Haven and Foundry Hall presented 13 concerts for the 2017 Riverfront Concert Series continuing the 17-year tradition of the series at Riverfront Park. This year’s series of free community concerts was well received by hundreds of audience members including residents and visitors to the area.
The Board of Directors and Grants Committee of the SHCF is pleased to announce recipients of grant funding for educational programs and projects in 2017: Al-Van Humane Society City of South Haven Foundry Hall Historical Association of South Haven Junior Achievement of Southwestern Michigan Michigan Maritime Museum South Haven Center for the Arts South Haven Read More
Last summer, South Haven Center for the Arts launched Creativity Counts, a program designed to give every student in the South Haven area the opportunity to create and was partially funded by a grant from the South Haven Community Foundation. Over 150 local students participated in the free program, with workshops such as digital art, Read More
The Michigan Maritime Museum used grant funding from the SHCF for the visual and audio components of the interactive Coast Guard exhibit. It enabled us to purchase a wide screen short throw projector that shows realistic footage of raging waves and storms, along with the sound effect. A ceiling mount and appropriate wall lighting purchased Read More
The City of South Haven partnered with Foundry Hall again this past summer to present the Riverfront Concert Series to the community and visitors. Thirteen concerts were held on Thursday evenings at Riverfront Park along the Black River. The attendance at these concerts continues to grow due to more locally and regional publicity and an Read More
During the 2015 Fall and 2016 Spring grant sessions, the SHCF’s Grant Committee considered a record number of applications. Nearly $30,000 was awarded to area non-profits, with a focus on the areas of education, visual arts, performing arts, recreation, information and community health. The Committee conducted personal interviews with several applicants to gain increased understanding Read More
This summer, the South Haven Community Foundation granted the Youth Development Company/PAL $2,000 to provide scholarships to families attending the Summer Fun in the Park program. This program runs for six weeks each summer from 12pm to 6pm Monday through Friday. Children receive lunch, afternoon snack and dinner each day. It is heavily focused on Read More