We strive to reduce poverty and revitalize our community.

Thousands of Newaygo County residents have difficulty meeting basic needs such as housing, food, and healthcare. We seek to shift poverty to prosperity by supporting individuals and their families in their journey to self-sufficiency.

Our goal: To reduce the poverty rate in Newaygo County below the national average over the next 10 or more years.

To meet this goal we focus on:

  • Developing pathways to increase self-sufficiency
  • Help individuals build personal assets
  • Increase opportunities for individuals to build social capital and a sense of empowerment

Learn more about grantmaking or how you can give to efforts in this area. You can also download our updated poverty to prosperity grantmaking guidelines.