COVID-19: Community Response

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, Grand Rapids Community Foundation´s staff is working hard to maintain our near 100-year legacy of responding to the community’s most pressing needs. We are actively communicating and collaborating with our community partners to ensure a swift response to the immediate needs. We also recognize the long-term impact this crisis will have on our community and are preparing for an extended response.

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Gifts, Growth, Grants + Leadership

We Love Our Community!

As Kent County's philanthropic leader, the grants we award each year are made possible by financial gifts from donors—people who care about the greater Grand Rapids community and want to see it thrive. Our endowment relies on donor gifts and market growth for its success.

We lead by bringing people together to solve complicated community problems, realizing that for some issues there are no immediate solutions or simple answers.

By The Numbers

Community Impact

  • Our Assets: $341.9 million

    Through our permanent endowment we are moving toward a brighter future and managing Grand Rapids Community Foundation's long-term growth and stability.

  • Grants and Scholarships

    In 2019 - 2020 we awarded grants and scholarships in excess of $13.49 million to nonprofits and students in West Michigan.

  • For more details about our work, you can view the 2019 - 2020 annual report below.

    GRCF Annual Report 2019 - 2020

Philanthropists Among Us

The Community Foundation wraps up all the things we care about—education, health and children. It's here to enrich our community, and that’s important to us. We’ve been involved with the Community Foundation for many years and see good things happening. The people who work there and those who support it are powerhouses.

Phil and Kathy Vogelsang
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