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-one (31) endowment funds have become part of the LACF family
The market value of all funds stands at about $839,368 and over $172,204 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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 11, 2017
DECISION: Mid-November, 2017
FUNDING AVAILABLE: January 2018
FORMS & DOCUMENTS
In 2007, the Lakeview Area Community Fund established an annual community service award aptly titled the “The LACF Quality of Life Award.” This will provide the community an opportunity to recognize people/persons/organizations that have enhanced the quality of life in the Lakeview area, which is the mission of the Lakeview Area Community Fund. Below you will find the award criteria as well as the nomination form.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
Great celebration of 15 year’s of growth for the LACF on Thursday, October 27th at LHS. Thank you to our corp-sponsors: Byrne Electrical, Chemical Bank, Mercantile Bank and Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital. Thank you to our special 15 @ 15 donors and all of our table sponsors. The match was successful so over $30,000 will be endowed in the LACF Unrestricted Fund. Special thanks to LCS Food Service for the delicious meal. And great job to all of our speakers. Finally, congrats to the Tamarack District Library and Friends on being honored as this year’s LACF Quality of Life award recipient. Historically over $191,796 has been awarded in grants and scholarships just since 2001 and the family of funds has grown to 30 with a current market value of $776,868. The dream is to reach one million by the end of 2017. Can you help us reach that goal?
The Padden family, last year’s recipient of the Quality of Life Award presents this year’s award to Hope Nobel, Tamarack District Library Director.