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  • 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 [...]
  • Supporting local nonprofits this Giving Tuesday

    Posted on November 24, 2020 – Posted by:

    Supporting local nonprofits this Giving Tuesday

    The end of the year is filled with  the spirit of giving, with #GivingTuesday as the unofficial start to the giving season. This year, the impact of COVID-19 has created unprecedented need in our community. Local [...]
  • Informed Impact: 2019 - 2020 Annual Report

    Posted on October 26, 2020 – Posted by:

    Informed Impact: 2019 - 2020 Annual Report

    Informed Impact The 2019 - 2020 Grand Rapids Community Foundation annual report features nonprofit, community and donor partners working to overcome racial, social and economic justice by building and sustaining an inclusive economy and thriving community. With [...]
  • Youth in Philanthropy: the beauty of perspective

    Posted on July 10, 2020 – Posted by:

    Youth in Philanthropy: the beauty of perspective

    Clara Kilburn is the outgoing youth trustee on Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Board of Trustees. She also served as a member of the Youth Grant Committee for three years. Clara offers a perspective on the lessons [...]
  • La Lucha Fund: Partner Spotlight

    Posted on June 18, 2020 – Posted by:

    La Lucha Fund: Partner Spotlight

    Eight community organizations came together to establish La Lucha Fund, an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic designed to provide financial resources directly to undocumented and mixed status families in Kent County. Erika VanDyke, program [...]
  • When a Statement Isn't Enough

    Posted on June 12, 2020 – Posted by:

    When a Statement Isn't Enough

    When a Statement Isn’t Enough  Grand Rapids Community Foundation stands with our Black neighbors who are hurting and tired from generations of racism, trauma and injustice. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are but a few of the countless lives [...]
  • Celebrating the Class of 2020!

    Posted on May 29, 2020 – Posted by:

    Celebrating the Class of 2020!

    Celebrating the first class of Challenge Scholars Union High School Class of 2020 has been looking forward to graduation for years. Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been eagerly anticipating this moment alongside their friends, families and [...]
  • Urban League of West Michigan: Partner Spotlight

    Posted on May 14, 2020 – Posted by:

    Urban League of West Michigan: Partner Spotlight

    Urban League of West Michigan: Partner Spotlight Eugene Sueing, program director, had the opportunity to virtually interview Rev. Joseph "Joe" Jones, president/CEO of the Urban League of West Michigan and Second Ward Commissioner of the City of [...]
  • Community crisis responses need to lead with equity

    Posted on May 05, 2020 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Community crisis responses need to lead with equity

    This article was first published by Bridge Magazine as “Community crisis responses need to lead with equity.” The impact of COVID-19 is harrowing. As the pandemic spreads through Michigan, it has highlighted existing disparities, making them [...]