About KtC


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One of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County’s best known investments is the annual scholarship program, awarding over $1 million in new and renewing scholarships to Muskegon County students every year. KickStart to Career is the the perfect extension and compliment to our traditional scholarship program. It’s also a perfect partner with the Muskegon Area Promise, and Muskegon Area Career Tech Center.  We’re all working together to build bright futures for our community’s kids.

We believe that every penny counts toward building dreams and that KickStart to Career will foster hope and opportunity for your child’s future. Along the way, your student will have a chance to earn deposits, learn about savings and finance, and families will be encouraged to make deposits of their own.

An investment in your kids is an investment in our community’s future! 

In the News
Muskegon County kindergarteners to receive college savings account with $50, WZZM, 2/22/19
Muskegon County kindergarteners to start receiving savings accounts in 2018, MLIVE, 7/20/17

On-going support for KickStart to Career – Muskegon County comes from:

ESCO Company
Mike and Lillian & Charles and Anne Boonstra Scholarship Fund
Louise M. Cryderman Scholarship Fund
Dunsmore Scholarship Fund
Charles and Jessie Goodnow Scholarship Fund
Emma McMillan Scholarship Fund
Sidney and Adelaide Slater Scholarship Fund
Swenson Family Scholarship Fund
Roy R. Burch Fund
Muskegon County College Access Fund
W. William & Kathleen E. Joy Fund

We value our partners. They are a very important part of the program:

Calvary Christian Schools
Fruitport Community Schools
Holton Public Schools
Mona Shores Public Schools
Montague Area Public Schools
Muskegon Catholic Central
Muskegon Christian School
Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System
Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change
Muskegon Public Schools
North Muskegon Public Schools
Oakridge Public Schools
Orchard View Schools
Ravenna Public Schools
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Three Oaks Public School Academy
Timberland Charter Academy
Wesley School
Whitehall District Schools

1:1 Fund
Muskegon Area Intermediate School District
Muskegon Area Promise

Our Financial Partners
ChoiceOne Bank
Family Financial Credit Union
HarborLight Credit Union
Lakeshore Federal Credit Union
Port City Federal Credit Union 
Service1 Federal Credit Union

KickStart to Career Muskegon County Affiliations:
Community Economic Development Association of Michigan
Michigan Children’s Savings Account Consortium
Upper Midwest Children’s Savings Account Consortium