We make grants to build community capacity for inclusion and equity. We also aim to improve access to cultural opportunities that engage diverse populations.
- Under-represented populations serve in key leadership, governance or elected position
- Cultural institutions make data-informed decisions to attract more diverse patrons and volunteers
Supporting engagement of the broader Grand Rapids community on the economic impact of immigrants and refugees as a catalyst to make our community more welcoming and diverse.
For project development and pre-campaign efforts towards the goals of establishing a business plan, continuing to grow their audience and expand programming.
Grand Valley University Foundation
For the establishment of a Scholar in Residence for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Michigan Nonprofit Association
Supporting the Michigan Nonprofit Counts Campaign to mobilize organizations in Kent County, to encourage participation in the 2020 Census while building capacity to further advocacy issues in communities.
Senior Sing Along
Arts enrichment programming at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
Urban Core Collective
To develop and support strategies that authentically engage and partner with communities of color to reduce the effects of systemic racism by shifting power and influence.
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Grassroots and media outreach to invite and engage diverse audiences for the Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh exhibit.
Supporting the Latino Business and Economic Development Center, which addresses issues of workforce development, economic disparity, civic engagement, and overall leadership development in the Latino community through entrepreneurial and leadership cohort initiatives.
Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund
For consulting services to help meet technical and organizational capacity needs.
Opera Grand Rapids
Supporting the I DREAM performance on Martin Luther King, Jr Day 2018.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
To support a low-sensory performance of Seussical The Musical for individuals on the autism spectrum or those with diverse sensory needs and their family members.