Fremont Area Community Foundation recently announced the results of its spring community grant round, awarding $2.45 million to local agencies and programs.

Among the wide variety of organizations and projects receiving funding were three grants that strengthen efforts to move local residents from poverty to prosperity.

Family of God Community Church in Newaygo received a $20,000 grant to support their Hope 101 transitional housing program. The congregation purchased and renovated a three-apartment home called Anchor Home in Newaygo, which now gives individuals and families a safe place to live while they set goals and work toward self-sufficiency.

Renovations recently began on a second, single-family home, which was donated to the ministry. Through Hope 101, residents also have access to mentoring and counseling services.

In addition to grant support for poverty to prosperity work, community grants were also awarded in the areas of community and economic development, education, and nonprofit sustainability.

“We’re proud to support great organizations and programs taking collective action to solve critical local needs,” said Carla Roberts, Community Foundation President and CEO. “By connecting our generous donors to identified needs, our community will achieve much greater success.”

Community grant applications are accepted in two rounds per year, with the next deadline on September 1. Eligible agencies must be located in, or directly serve, the people of Newaygo County. For more information, visit facommunityfoundation.org/grants.

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