Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Grand Rapids Community Foundation is Kent County’s philanthropic leader. By connecting people, their passions and our region’s resources, we have worked toward an inclusive and equitable West Michigan . For nearly a century, the Community Foundation has used the tools of philanthropy to respond to community needs. Today, to carry out our North Star and overcome racial, social and economic inequities, we must respond with intention and care. Our partners inspire, motivate and guide our work.

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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: $428 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 2020-2021 we awarded $19 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofits and students in West Michigan.

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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