Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Connecting people, passion and resources

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that connects people, passion and resources. With our partners, the Community Foundation uses the tools of philanthropy to find solutions to pressing issues. We provide grants to support the work of nonprofits, scholarships to local students and other forms of support to communities working to eliminate barriers to opportunity, prosperity and belonging.

Mission: Our Mission is to build and manage our community’s permanent endowment and lead the community to strengthen the lives of its people.

Vision: We envision a magnetic and interconnected West Michigan community.

Values: Integrity, Excellence, Inclusion, Sustainability and Bold Aspirations

Vital Behaviors: Give & Receive Openly, Trust Each Other, Meet People Where They Are, Embrace Vulnerability

Our North Star

For West Michigan to grow and prosper, we must make sure that everyone can apply their talents and creativity to fuel our future. It is only by connecting across perspectives and overcoming inequities that we can build and sustain an inclusive economy and thriving community.

Community Impact

  • Grants and Scholarships

    In 2022-2023 we awarded $17 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofits and students in West Michigan.

  • $1.47 Million Awarded in Scholarships this Year

    We've doubled the total dollars awarded annually in the last decade. That means more students in Kent County can achieve post-secondary educational success. Are you next?

  • Our Assets: $406 million

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

  • $7 Million Raised

    Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Last year, we were entrusted with $7 million from our donors partners.

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