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  • Eva Aguirre Cooper, 2019 Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award Recipient

    Posted on October 18, 2019 – Posted by:

    Eva Aguirre Cooper, 2019 Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award Recipient

    Congratulations to Eva Aguiree Cooper, recipient of the 2019 Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award.  For Eva, philanthropy isn't just about donations and volunteering - it's how she lives her life. Her countless contributions include serving on nonprofit [...]
  • Gift in Partnership with Professional Advisors

    Posted on October 01, 2019 – Posted by:

    Gift in Partnership with Professional Advisors

    The end of the year is a great time for reflection.  Did I spend enough time enjoying the Michigan outdoors? Were old and new relationships made stronger as the busy event season descends upon us [...]
  • 40 Years (and Counting) of Faith and Love

    Posted on August 13, 2019 – Posted by:

    40 Years (and Counting) of Faith and Love

    Karen Kania and Peg McClure plan to create a fund to focused on addressing basic needs Karen Kania and Peg McClure both grew up in the Grand Rapids area. They come from similar backgrounds and value [...]
  • PARTNERS in community, Summer 2019

    Posted on July 17, 2019 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, Summer 2019

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation's recent issue of PARTNERS in community is ready for you to read and enjoy! This summer we are excited to bring you stories of youth engagement. Below you will find links to view featured [...]
  • Organizing Your Estate: A Simple First Step

    Posted on June 17, 2019 – Posted by:

    Organizing Your Estate: A Simple First Step

    When you hear the term "estate planning" do you feel slightly intimidated? You're not alone! Many people feel that it is only for those with complicated assets or law degrees. The truth is, estate planning is something that [...]
  • Youth Grant Committee Partners to Benefit Youth

    Posted on June 03, 2019 – Posted by:

    Youth Grant Committee Partners to Benefit Youth

    Each year a diverse team of high schoolers works together to impact the community by serving on our Youth Grant Committee. They recently celebrated the culmination of their year by announcing $50,000 in grant partnerships [...]
  • A Legacy of Love and Belonging

    Posted on May 28, 2019 – Posted by:

    A Legacy of Love and Belonging

    Sandy Ward plans to create a scholarship fund to honor her late husband’s passion for the arts When Sandy Ward's late husband, Cedric, was in the fourth grade, his teacher, Norma Brink, invited [...]
  • Welcoming Challenge Scholars Class of 2025!

    Posted on May 14, 2019 – Posted by:

    Welcoming Challenge Scholars Class of 2025!

    Members of Union High School’s class of 2025 were officially inducted as Challenge Scholars this month. Currently in the sixth grade at Westwood and Harrison Park Middle Schools, the students celebrated this milestone with their [...]
  • Three Ways to Quickstart Your Will or Estate Plan

    Posted on April 23, 2019 – Posted by:

    Three Ways to Quickstart Your Will or Estate Plan

    Planning what will happen to your assets after your lifetime is important. Getting started is the hardest part. Here are three easy steps to help you get started on your plans today: Get organized. Create a [...]
  • Summer Camp Q & A with Ruth Bishop

    Posted on April 15, 2019 – Posted by:

    Summer Camp Q & A with Ruth Bishop

    For over a decade, 3,500 local campers have had the opportunity to attend summer camps each year through Access Camp grants. These grants provide funding to local camps so that they can offer scholarships to [...]
  • PARTNERS in Community, Spring 2019

    Posted on March 25, 2019 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in Community, Spring 2019

    The spring issue of Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s magazine, PARTNERS in community, focuses on growth. Below you will find a few links to featured stories, but click here to read the entire magazine! You will [...]
  • Celebrating Black History

    Posted on March 13, 2019 – Posted by:

    Celebrating Black History

    Donors and friends of Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s African American Heritage Fund gathered recently for a night of celebration, reflection and fellowship. During the social mixer, we honored Black history, celebrated philanthropists in our community [...]