Community Foundation awards over $39,000 in grants. 

November 5, 2019

Community Foundation awards over $39,000 in grants. 

The Advisory Board of the Community Foundation for Mason County (CFMC) recently approved grant awards to a variety of community organizations in support of projects throughout Mason County. A total of $39,960 was awarded from Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds through the competitive application process, overseen by volunteer committees.

Highlights of the grants include:

  • Pere Marquette Memorial Association, $12,760 for restoration of the Father Marquette Memorial on South Lakeshore Drive.
  • Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, $2,000 to provide scholarship assistance for applicants to the Leadership Mason County program.
  • Sandcastles Children’s Museum, $5,000 to help create a new permanent exhibit and family programming on Lake Michigan and water safety.
  • Mason County Eastern Schools Hand 2 Hand Backpack Program, $2,500 from the Frank and Delores Valenta Fund to bridge the weekend “hunger gap” for 20 Mason County Eastern students.
  • City of Scottville, $2,000 to help create a community-focused mission for the revitalization of downtown Scottville.

“We are so pleased to be able to make these grants,” said Andrea Large, Foundation executive director. “Our grants connect our donors and nonprofits around a common desire to build a stronger community.”

A complete list of fall 2019 grant awards is available on the website at

Grant applications are accepted twice each year, once in the spring and again in the fall. Nonprofit organizations interested in seeking grant support from the Community Foundation are encouraged visit for additional information about the process.

The Community Foundation for Mason County is an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.


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