Fund for Community Good

Guidelines Under Construction

Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been listening to our partners to better align our Fund for Community Good grantmaking priorities and application process with our commitment to racial, social and economic justice. To formalize this shift, we are taking some time to have critical conversations and to update our guidelines.

The purpose of our guidelines is to provide more clarity on the type of grant partnerships that best align with our priorities.

We will begin accepting new pre-applications for grant requests on July 1, 2020, under these new guidelines. In the meantime, we will complete our current application process with nonprofits who have already submitted materials. We will not be accepting new pre-applications in the interim.

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Eugene Sueing

Our team looks forward to sharing more about our new Fund for Community Good guidelines in the coming months. All questions can be directed to Eugene Sueing, program director.

Additional Funds

Other Funding Opportunities

  • Youth Funds

    Our Youth Grant Committee is made up students from local schools who work together to assess the needs of their peers and award grants to address those needs. Applications for youth grants are accepted annually from late December to early February.

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  • Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund

    The Nonprofit Technical Assistance (NPTA) Fund is a collaborative program designed to address the need for capacity building and technical assistance among nonprofits in Kent County. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for consulting services.

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  • Regional Affiliates

    Communities including Ionia County, Lowell, Hudsonville-Jenison, Sparta and Wyoming have funds at the Community Foundation. Advisory committees from these specific areas award grants to benefit their specific local communities.

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Grantmaking Facts & Figures

  • Grants and Scholarships for our Community

    In 2018-2019 we awarded grants and scholarships in excess of $13.8 million to nonprofits and students in West Michigan.