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  • 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 [...]
  •  A Special Giving Tuesday – Mobilizing West Michigan Through Philanthropy

    Posted on April 27, 2020 – Posted by:

    A Special Giving Tuesday – Mobilizing West Michigan Through Philanthropy

    Together, we will recover. Our community's response has inspired us. Your collaboration, innovation, advocacy and generosity give us strength.   Communities around the world are facing severe challenges in light of COVID-19. Each unique, but all unexpected and urgent. At Grand [...]
  • CARES Act Benefits for Donor Partners

    Posted on April 10, 2020 – Posted by: Shaun Shira

    CARES Act Benefits for Donor Partners

    Life has changed. The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us working from home under the “stay home, stay safe” order. During this difficult time, many in our community are struggling. Grand Rapids Community Foundation is [...]
  • Posted on March 14, 2020 – Posted by:

    COVID-19: Community Response

    We've launched a new page on our website: COVID-19 Recovery. Click here for the most up to date information about our response.  During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, Grand Rapids Community Foundation´s staff is working hard to [...]
  • Scholarships offer opportunity to all students

    Posted on February 13, 2020 – Posted by:

    Scholarships offer opportunity to all students

    In a community where every person can thrive, access to opportunities aren’t one-size-fits-all. Instead, people can pursue the paths that best fit their goals at the time that is right for them. Grand Rapids Community Foundation [...]
  • Jan Heerspink: A Legacy of Love and Family

    Posted on January 29, 2020 – Posted by:

    Jan Heerspink: A Legacy of Love and Family

    Born Grand Rapidians, Jan and John Heerspink graduated from Calvin University (formerly Calvin College) before heading off to Ann Arbor. “We were married in 1966 and said we were never moving back to this provincial [...]
  • Why I Partner with Grand Rapids Community Foundation

    Posted on December 31, 2019 – Posted by:

    Why I Partner with Grand Rapids Community Foundation

    This winter we asked a few partners to share why they choose to volunteer with Grand Rapids Community Foundation. They share their knowledge and experiences on some of our committees. Community voice and input is [...]
  • PARTNERS in community, Winter 2019

    Posted on December 19, 2019 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, Winter 2019

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation's recent issue of PARTNERS in community is ready for you to read and enjoy! This winter we are excited to bring you stories of the various ways our partners are engaged in [...]
  • 2018-2019 Annual Report

    Posted on December 09, 2019 – Posted by:

    2018-2019 Annual Report

    Among the greatest gifts we receive at Grand Rapids Community Foundation are stories from partners like you. Stories of how your experiences have shaped your life. Stories of why you give of your time, talent and treasure to [...]
  • The Spirit of Giving: One-Time vs. Recurring Gifts

    Posted on November 20, 2019 – Posted by:

    The Spirit of Giving: One-Time vs. Recurring Gifts

    The end of the year is filled with  the spirit of giving and Giving Tuesday is the unofficial start to the giving season. During this time, giving can take many forms. Grand Rapids Community Foundation [...]
  • Locally Driven Philanthropy by and for Communities of Color

    Posted on November 11, 2019 – Posted by:

    Locally Driven Philanthropy by and for Communities of Color

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is among the international grant partners selected for W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s new Catalyzing Community Giving cohort. The initiative seeks to amplify locally-driven philanthropy by and for communities of color, and [...]