ICCF Golf Gala 2024

ICCF Golf Gala 2024

27th Annual Ionia County Community Foundation Jim McCarty Classic. Join us for a day of golf, food, prizes, and support of your community.


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Ionia County Community Foundation (ICCF) is an affiliate fund of Grand Rapids Community Foundation. All gifts to ICCF are tax deductible and help people in Ionia County.

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Benefiting the Ionia area since 1995

ICCF evaluates local needs and opportunities, and looks to fund projects that address the areas of art & culture, community development, education, environment, health, or social needs that:

  • represent an innovative, start-up effort or are capital in nature 
  • promote cooperation among agencies without duplicating services
  • obtain the necessary additional funding to implement and maintain the project
  • are located in Ionia County
  • 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 501(c)(3) status


The Foundation considers grant applications once/year. After reviewing our grantmaking guidelines, grant applications can be completed online and are due annually at the end of December. Decisions will be announced by the end of February.

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

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

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Fund Advisory Committee

Community Leaders that Serve ICCF

  • Thomas D. Dickinson - Chair
  • Boomer Hoppough – Vice Chair
  • Sara Badgero
  • Janet Balice
  • Cameron Doane
  • Ethan Ebenstein
  • Jason Eppler
  • Edith Farrell
  • Hon. Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger
  • Leo Madarang
  • Jason Mellema
  • Dr. Greg Patera
  • Mary Patrick
  • Hailie Patterson
  • Brian Talbot
  • Leslie Warner
  • Ryan Wilson


We're Proud to Support These Great Nonprofits

  • Belding Area Schools - $500 to support students attending the Business Professionals of America state and national finals
  • City of Belding - $2,000 to purchase stop sticks for use by the police department
  • City of Belding Fire Department - $2,498 for the purchase of HazMat and Rescue Equipment
  • City of Ionia - $1,000 for fire department Career Survival and Emotional Wellness Training
  • City of Ionia Parks and Recreation - $2,650 for the purchase of programable locks for park bathrooms
  • Emmanuel Hospice - $500 for complementary therapies and services in end-of-life care
  • Enrich of Ionia County - $500 for basic needs support
  • Feeding America West Michigan - $3,000 to support the Mobile Food Pantries in Ionia County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Ionia County - $1,000 towards a home build in Lake Odessa
  • Ionia Community Library - $1,250 to provide clean and accessible drinking water
  • Ionia County Economic Alliance - $1,500 for economic development in Ionia County
  • Ionia County ISD - $3,500 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • Ionia County ISD - $3,500 for IM Kids 3rd Meal
  • Ionia Montcalm Secure & Friendly Environment - $2,500 for the Kids Have Rights program
  • Jordan Lake Trail Board - $1,500 for the purchase and installation of barrier posts to improve safety on the trail
  • Lake Odessa Township - $2,000 for the purchase of four rescue jacks for the fire department
  • Lakewood Public Schools - $250 for the Lakewood Elementary PBIS store to encourage positive student behaviors
  • Portland Community Fund Association - $2,000 supporting the Portland Backpacks for Bellies program
  • Portland Public Schools - $2,000 supporting the Twin Rivers Robotics program
  • Portland Public Schools - $1,500 for the Portland High School Twin Rivers Robotics group
  • Relief After Violent Encounter - $1,500 to expand the emergency safehouse program
  • Ronald Township Fire Department - $1,500 for wearable safety lights for firefighters
  • Saranac Community Schools - $1,900 to expand the power and tech class for hands-on learning
  • Sparrow Foundation - $3,200 towards the purchase of balance equipment for the Sparrow Ionia Rehabilitation Center
  • SS Peter and Paul Catholic School - $570 for third grade water safety programming
  • Soup Project - $1,805 supporting meal preparation and delivery for Portland residents affected by serious illness