People give through – not to – the Lakeview Area Community Fund


The mission of the Lakeview Area Community Fund is to enhance the quality of life in the Lakeview area by providing community focused grants.

In the spring of 2001, interested Lakeview citizens discussed the concept of having a community fund that would provide a future-funding base to enhance the quality of life in the Lakeview area. The group learned this could easily be done by affiliating with the Greenville Area Community Foundation. The GACF would be responsible for administrative tasks for a small fund fee and the Lakeview group could concentrate on raising money and making the area aware of this new opportunity to give back to the community. With volunteers agreeing to become the first Advisory Committee – The Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF) was on its way!

Since then, thirty-two (32) endowment funds have become part of the LACF family

Endowment Funds
Scholarship Funds

The market value of all funds stands at about $839,368 and over $185,804 has been given back to the community to date. These funds make up the Lakeview family of funds that will benefit the Lakeview area for years to come.


Lakeview Area Community Fund Grant Cycle

For all area non-profits in the greater Lakeview community that have programs or projects that address the community’s cultural, educational, social, health, environmental and recreational concerns.


DECISION: Mid-November, 2017



Members of the LACF Advisory Board

For more information about giving to The Lakeview Area Community Fund or starting an endowment fund in memory or honor of a loved one contact Keith Treiber DDS in Lakeview at 989.352.7752 or email at, or Alison Barberi, President/CEO of the Greenville Area Community Foundation at 616.754.2640 or email at

LACF’s Annual Community took place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Lakeview High School.  One of the highlights of each year’s event is the announcement of the 2018 grants from the LACF family of funds.  Grants were awarded to support the Music in the Park program, to support the Liberty Line Transportation Service (Holy Trinity Lutheran Church), the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District for the Montcalm County Dolly Parton Imagination Library, to Tamarack District Library for their Senior and Homebound Delivery Service and to the Lakeview Community Wellness Center (LCWC) for operational expenses from the Bud & Anne Martin Family Fund and the new Kenneth Leppink Memorial Fund.

The program, “Lakeview’s Past, Present & Future” featured guest speakers Hope Nobel introducing a video (memories), Village Manager Shay Gallagher (present) and Dallas Lincoln (future).  Another highlight of the evening is the announcement of the Quality of Life Awards.  This year’s recipients were Dean Gilbert and the volunteers at the Lakeview Historical Museum who were present to accept the award. Hope Nobel and Pat Hinrich made the surprise announcement.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Byrne, Chemical Bank, Community First Federal Credit Union, Main Street Pizza, Mercantile Bank and Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital.


Over 130 guests attended the LACF Community Dinner at Lakeview High School. Dinner provided by Lakeview Schools Food Service.


Dean Gilbert with Hope Nobel and Pat Hinrich at the 16th Annual LACF Community Dinner.

Historic displays presented by the Lakeview Historical Museum volunteers.