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All gifts to the Hudsonville-Jenison Community Foundation are tax deductible and help people in the greater Georgetown Township, Hudsonville, Jenison and Jamestown Township areas.

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Hudsonville-Jenison Community Foundation

Benefiting the Hudsonville-Jenison area since 1990

The Hudsonville-Jenison Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of Grand Rapids Community Foundation, helps fund educational, charitable, or cultural projects within Georgetown, Hudsonville, Jamestown and Jenison. 

We support projects that are community-based, family oriented and that are:

  • are capital in nature (e.g., construction, renovation, equipment)
  • promote cooperation among agencies without duplicating services
  • obtain the necessary additional funding to implement and maintain the project
  • are located in the greater Georgetown Township, Hudsonville, Jenison and Jamestown Township area
  • strengthen or improve agency self-sufficiency or efficiency
  • yield substantial community benefits for the resources invested
  • serve a broad segment of the community
  • encourage additional and permanent funding or matching gifts from other donors
  • are managed by nonprofits with a 501(c)(3) status

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Download a PDF of the general funding guidelines.

The Hudsonville-Jenison Community Foundation also has a Youth Advisory Committee that advises grantmaking to organizations working to benefit youth in Georgetown, Hudsonville, Jamestown and Jenison.  

Download a PDF of the youth funding guidelines.

For additional information, please contact Kristen Woodward, Grant Committee Chair. 

GENERAL GRANTS

The Foundation considers grant applications once/year. After reviewing our grantmaking guidelines, grant applications can be completed online and are due on the second Friday of September each year. Decisions are announced by October 31. 

For technical assistance with the online grant application, call (616) 454-1751 or email grantcentral@grfoundation.org.

Apply for a General Grant

YOUTH GRANTS

Nonprofits that benefit youth may also consider applying for a grant from HJCF's Youth Advisory Council. The deadline for the Youth Advisory Council grant submission is early February each year, and decisions are announced in May.

Apply for a Youth Grant

Fund Advisory Committee

Community Leaders that Serve HJCF

Fund Advisory Committee:

  • Kristen Woodward, Chair
  • Lindsey Carlon, Secretary
  • Anne Gaertner
  • Brent Balkama
  • Jared Schuitema
  • Kris Keegstra
  • Matt Szukalowsk
  • Randy Katerberg



RECENT GRANTS

We're Proud to Support These Great Nonprofits

2018
Georgetown Harmony Homes - $1,250 for the CORE Resident Health and Wellness Program
Georgetown Township - $1,800 for the Tower Gardens project
Jenison Public Schools - $5,000 to support accessible mental health care

2017
City of Hudsonville - $5,000 in support of the Terra Square project
Jehovah Jireh Ministries of West Michigan - $2,000 to address food insecurity
Ottawa County Parks Foundation - $10,000 for Grand River Greenway project

2016
Ottawa County Parks and Recreation - $10,000 for the Grand Ravines Dog Park 
City of Hudsonville - $5,000 in support of the Terra Square project
Kenowa Chapter of National Ambucs - $2,500 for therapeutic recreation programming
Starlight Ministries - $2,500 to support the Books for Community Members and Families project

Youth Advisory Committee Grants

2019
Artists Creating Together - $600 for art experiences for youth with disabilities
Jenison Public Education Foundation - $600 in support of the Wildcat Festival
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes - $340 to invest in the "Successful Students, Thriving Communities" program

2018  
Arbor Circle - $250 for the Ottawa County Youth Assessment Survey  
Artists Creating Together - $300 in support of a residency program for two special education classrooms
Jenison Public Education Foundation - $500 for the Wildcat Festival
Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes - $250 for “Forward Thinking: A Career-Based Education” programming for Hudsonville middle school students
Step Up Youth Productions - $500 supporting the School Outreach Program

2017
Arbor Circle - $800 for the Raise Your Voice program
Autism Family Network - $500 for a Bowling Family Fun event