Community Stories

Nancy Hesting on Generosity

Nancy Hesting has always been involved in nonprofit work, from when she was a finance director for a consulting firm that supported fundraising efforts for nonprofit organizations, to her volunteer efforts with local nonprofits such as Sandcastles Children’s Museum and the Rotary Club of Ludington.

Mason County Awards Teacher Mini-Grants

The Youth Advisory Council of the Community Foundation for Mason County recently approved 13 Teacher Mini-Grant Awards to educators and counselors across Mason County. A total of $5,195 was awarded from the Youth Advisory Council fund through the competitive application process.

Mason County 2021 Fall Grant Awards

The advisory board of the Community Foundation for Mason County recently approved grant awards to a variety of community organizations in support of projects throughout Mason County. A total of $56,892 was awarded from Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds through the competitive application process, overseen by the grant committee of the Community Foundation advisory board. 

Mason Co. Residents, Businesses, and Nonprofit Organizations Asked to Take Survey

The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, in partnership with the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce and other economic development agencies in neighboring counties, has released three short online surveys to document impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic upon local businesses, public and nonprofit organizations, and households. Information gathered will feed into a pandemic response and recovery plan that WMSRDC is developing.

Community Foundation for Mason County Awards Spring Grants

The Advisory Board of the Community Foundation for Mason County recently approved grant awards to a variety of community organizations in support of projects throughout Mason County. A total of $64,350 was awarded from Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds through the competitive application process, overseen by the grant committee and the Community Foundation Advisory Board.

Mason County 2020 Grant Awards Make a Big Impact

The Community Foundation for Mason County is pleased to announce that grant awards for 2020 totaled $1,246,772!

Over $49,000 in Wishes Granted to Area Nonprofits with “Meet Us Halfway” Match!

Thanks to the generosity of our community and the partnership of the Pennies from Heaven Foundation's "Meet Us Halfway" match, over $49,000 from the Community Foundation's 2020 Fall Wish Lists were granted to local nonprofits!

Pennies From Heaven Foundation Offers ‘Meet Us Halfway’ Match to Fund Community Wish List Needs

The Pennies from Heaven Foundation is providing matching funds to help meet nonprofits' wishes in the community.