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!

Make a gift to the LACF Unrestricted Fund or the LACF group of funds. 
LACF Grant Cycle

Lakeview Area Community Fund Grant Cycle


For all area nonprofits in the greater Lakeview community that have programs or projects that address the community’s cultural, educational, social, health, environmental and recreational concerns, click the button below to learn more.

LACF Advisory Committee

Members of the LACF Advisory Board

Ken Rader, Committee Chair
Michelle McElhinney, Vice-Chair
Tim Rasmussen, Treasurer
Sue Brockschmidt
Steve Charnley

Darin Dood

Tim Erspamer
Dean Gilbert
Kelly Nielsen
Linda Huckins

Barb Kain
Dallas Lincoln

Deanna Riggleston
Andrew Padden
Greg Thebo
Keith Treiber
Lee Boerma, Honorary Board Member

LACF Funds

Abby & Todd Molitor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Alfred & Leona Kranz Memorial Scholarship Fund

Alger & Edna Abbey Scholarship Fund

Bob & Mary Charnley Scholarship Fund

Bud & Anne Martin Family Fund – LCWC

Clair & Alice Ellafrits Memorial Scholarship Fund

Darrell Proctor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Darwin & Ethelda Van Houten Scholarship Fund

Deborah Ann Dobbrastine Weatherford Memorial Scholarship Fund

Disher, Barb & Larry Unrestricted Fund

Dr. Gary & Ellen Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund

Earhart Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

Elmer & Mary Coon Scholarship Fund 

Farnsworth Family Scholarship Fund

Gary Wakenhut Memorial Music Schol. Fund

Goedge, Dick Memorial Scholarship Fund

Guilfoyle Family Scholarship Fund

Gummer Family DA Fund

James Kos Memorial Scholarship Fund

Joe Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund

Judy Outman Betz Fund

Ken & Aletha Sutherland Family Scholarship Fund

Ken & Betsy Leppink Memorial Fund – LCWC

Lakeview Area Community Unrestricted Fund

LCS Calculus Scholarship Fund

Lakeview Education Association Scholarship Fund

Lakeview High School Band Fund

Lakeview Youth Fund

Larry & Pearl Padden Family Fund

LHS Alumni Scholarship Fund

Lena Rader Meijer DA Fund

Lincoln Family Adult Scholarship Fund

London, John L MD Health Scholarship Fund

Mike Grant Memorial Scholarship Fund

Natalie Young Music Scholarship Fund

Roger Betten Family Scholarship Fund

Rossman Family Scholarship Fund

Russell & Louise Hansen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Spectrum Kelsey Hospital Fund

Tamarack District Library Fund

Trufant Area Scholarship Fund

Vern & Judy Robinson Fund for Animal Needs

Wales Memorial Scholarship Fund

For more information about starting a fund or giving to the Lakeview Area Community Fund, contact Alison Barberi, President/CEO of the Greenville Area Community Foundation at 616-754-2640, email at