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  • PARTNERS in community, summer 2021

    Posted on June 22, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, summer 2021

    The summer issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation and our partners share our collective power and resources to overcome the most pressing issues of the day. Inside you will read stories of [...]
  • Michigan Justice Fund

    Posted on June 21, 2021 – Posted by:

    Michigan Justice Fund

    Adapted from this press release.  A group of national and local foundations recently awarded $2 million in support to 12 organizations through the Michigan Justice Fund, an initiative designed to address inequities in the criminal justice [...]
  • A Next Step in our Support for Educational Equity

    Posted on May 21, 2021 – Posted by:

    A Next Step in our Support for Educational Equity

    Since our very first scholarships awarded in 1945 to help address the nursing shortage during World War II, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been steadfast in our commitment to provide access to educational opportunities for [...]
  • Partner Spotlight: Shannon Cohen, Inc.

    Posted on March 29, 2021 – Posted by:

    Partner Spotlight: Shannon Cohen, Inc.

    The stories of incredible strength, resilience and inspirational collaboration that have emerged over the last year are certainly worth celebrating. But, as we celebrate the silver linings of a difficult year, we should also examine [...]
  • PARTNERS in community, Spring 2021

    Posted on March 24, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, Spring 2021

    The spring issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation is working alongside our partners toward recovery and renewal. As we continue to navigate two pandemics - COVID-19 and the existing racial, social [...]
  • Partner Spotlight: African Resource Center

    Posted on March 03, 2021 – Posted by:

    Partner Spotlight: African Resource Center

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Board of Trustees recently approved a $10,000 grant partnership with African Resource Center to support their work in providing trusted social, academic and mentoring support for student refugees from Africa as [...]
  • Is 2021 the Year to Give from Your IRA?

    Posted on February 18, 2021 – Posted by: Shaun Shira

    Is 2021 the Year to Give from Your IRA?

    What a year it has been. As our community dealt with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Rapids Community Foundation worked hard to address the deep historic racial, social and economic inequities that exist [...]
  • Capturing opportunity and building your future through scholarships

    Posted on February 01, 2021 – Posted by:

    Capturing opportunity and building your future through scholarships

    At Grand Rapids Community Foundation, we believe that education opens doors, creates opportunities and prosperity for individuals, families and West Michigan. We know that students are working hard to fuel the future and education, so [...]
  • A letter to our community regarding yesterday’s attack

    Posted on January 07, 2021 – Posted by:

    A letter to our community regarding yesterday’s attack

    On January 6, the cornerstone of our democracy was threatened by a violent domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol. It was heartbreaking to witness. Regardless of our individual politics, we share disappointment and despair as we reflect on the events [...]
  • PARTNERS in community, Winter 2020

    Posted on December 21, 2020 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, Winter 2020

    The winter issue of PARNTERS in community is a letter of gratitude to you, our partners. Through the twists and turns of 2020, you have been there. You have been showing up for your neighbors, your community [...]
  • How to Make a Greater Impact with Your Giving

    Posted on December 10, 2020 – Posted by:

    How to Make a Greater Impact with Your Giving

    Benefits of donating appreciated assets in 2020 There are many ways to make an impact through philanthropy. Each philanthropist who gives their time, talent or treasure to our community contributes to our region’s health and vitality [...]
  • More than $1 Million of Scholarships Funds Available to Kent County Students

    Posted on December 01, 2020 – Posted by:

    More than $1 Million of Scholarships Funds Available to Kent County Students

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation Opens Scholarship Applications for 2021-2022 Grand Rapids Community Foundation is now accepting applications for more than $1 million in scholarships to support students pursuing post-secondary education and training. By completing one application [...]