NEWS RELEASE
3/24/2022
Allegan County Community Foundation Awards $335,229.90 to Area Non-Profits
The Board of Trustees, staff, and TAG Team of the Allegan County Community Foundation (ACCF) are excited to announce the 2022 Legacy and TAG grant winners. We are proud to support local non-profits that work hard every day to support the residents in Allegan County.
The 2022 Legacy Grant process was very competitive. We received 47 grant applications totaling grant requests of $490,219.28. We were able to provide funding for 36 organizations in the amount of $282,269.90. The Legacy Grants are funded through our Legacy FundACCFNow FundFox FundPhoenix Rose FundSaugatuck Douglas Community Fund, Tobacco Settlement Fund, and two of our generous Donor-Advised Funds.
Adventist Community Services Center – $1,000
Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center – $4,500
Allegan County Legal Assistance Center – $7,500
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired – $3,000
Beautify Pullman – $10,000
Bridges of Hope, Allegan County – $7,649.73
Children First Lakeshore – $2,500
Christian Neighbors SE – $12,982.70
Congregational Kitchen – $15,000
Feeding America West Michigan – $5,000
Fellinlove Farm – $4,649.74
First Presbyterian Church of Allegan – $8,000
Grant Me Hope – $2,500
Hands of Grace – $5,000
Hungry for Christ – $15,417
Mediation Services – $8,500
NewLife Essentials Store – $5,000
Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists’ Residency – $5,000
People Helping People of Pullman – $10,000
Plainwell First United Methodist Church – $4,821
Project Hope of NE Allegan County – $6,000
Saugatuck Center for the Arts – $6,000
St Vincent DePaul Ministry – $4,800
Sylvia’s Place – $15,000
The Arc of Allegan County – $10,000
Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority – $3,500
Wings Home – $15,000
Wishbone Pet Rescue – $10,000
The 2022 TAG Grant process was even more competitive. The TAG Team, comprised of youth from across Allegan County, received applications from 31 non-profits addressing programs and services focused on the youth of Allegan County for a total of $131,515.60. Our TAG team was able to fund 15 organizations for a total amount of $52,960. TAG Grants are funded through our Youth Endowment Fund that was established in 1994 by the W.K Kellogg Foundation with support of Perrigo Executives Mike Jandernoa and Bill Swaney. This fund assures future generations of programs and services available for a healthy and supportive childhood.
Adventist Community Services Center – $2,500
Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center – $4,500
Braden’s Closet – $1,000
Children First Lakeshore – $2,500
Girls on the Run of Greater Kalamazoo – $4,260
Hungry for Christ – $5,000
People Helping People of Pullman – $2,500
St Vincent dePaul Ministry – $1,200
Sylvia’s Place – $3,500
The Arc of Allegan County – $750
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd – $10,000
Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority – $1,250
The mission of the Allegan County Community Foundation is to positively impact Allegan County through financial stewardship, education and community partnerships. For additional information and ways to support Allegan County please visit www.alleganfoundation.org or call Executive Director, Stephanie Calhoun at 269-673-8344.