Playground Grant Received By Muskegon Heights

Business News |May 18, 2018|2 min read

Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System is thrilled to announce the receipt of a $30,000 grant from the Youth Field of Interest Funds of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County. $30,000 is about 1/3 of the budget for this project.  If we win this contest we will be at about 1/2 of what we are working towards! These funds will be used towards the installation of a community playground at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy!


The Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System has been on a mission to build this playground for over a year. The playground will be on the site of the current 2nd – 6th grade building where the current 8 – 12 year old students have only an empty field as a playground.


Student and community members have been involved in designing the playground and will continue to have input in the final product, as well as be invited to participate in the installation and opening anticipated this summer.


The Academy welcomes additional donations toward this project. Interested donors can make a gift to the Muskegon Heights Public School Academy Campaign Fund at 


Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System is the school system for the Muskegon Heights community. It is the only kindergarten through 12 grade, self- managed charter in the state of Michigan. The academy serves students through a Charter Contract with the Muskegon Heights School Board and is committed to the success of the students and community through the implementation of a Partnership Agreement with the Michigan Department of Education.


The Community Foundation for Muskegon County was created in 1961 by local residents to improve the quality of life in their communities. A publicly supported community endowment, the Foundation works with donors, grantees, advisers, and communities to identify and support the issues that shape our area. Learn more at