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  • Helping Make Grand Rapids Good with Local First

    Posted on July 20, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Helping Make Grand Rapids Good with Local First

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved a grant of $250,000 to Local First Educational Foundation for its “Good for Grand Rapids” campaign. The goal of the grant is to increase the number [...]
  • Let's Talk About Our North Star

    Posted on July 11, 2017 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Let's Talk About Our North Star

    Finding the North Star can be challenging. Gazing at the night sky from the front porch of my home, I spot the Big Dipper. I trace an imaginary line from the Big Dipper’s two edge [...]
  • Posted on July 03, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Our Magazine, Current

    Read about our recent grants, two of our One Hundred New Philanthropists, and our adaptive strategy.Current Summer 2017 Edition
  • Posted on June 27, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    We're Looking for Youth Grant Committee Members!

    The Youth Grant Committee (YGC) of Grand Rapids Community Foundation is seeking members for the upcoming school year. Students from any public, private or homeschool in Kent County are welcome to apply.  During the school year [...]
  • Posted on June 26, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Over $1M in Scholarships for Students

    In another record-breaking year for helping students with college, Grand Rapids Community Foundation Trustees approved $1.2 million in scholarships for 2017.  The scholarships for high school seniors, college students and grad students went to 67 [...]
  • Creating Your Will of Wisdom

    Posted on April 14, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Creating Your Will of Wisdom

    We've been focusing a lot on planned giving and wills in the last month, but beyond the legal documents, there is another document you might consider completing as part of your estate plan. An ethical will is [...]
  • Fast Track to Success: the Sekayi Bracey Story

    Posted on April 06, 2017 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Fast Track to Success: the Sekayi Bracey Story

    Post Written By Jacquelyn Zeman, PR Intern When East Kentwood native Sekayi Bracey was just 8 years old, her elementary gym teacher encouraged her to pursue running. “We had a field day,” Sekayi said. “(My [...]
  • Posted on April 04, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Staycationing? Plan for Summer Camp Now!

    If you're home this week with the kids, you might be getting a little anxious about summer break and how to make those months away from school productive. There's always summer camp! If you've thought about [...]
  • A Planned Gift Mystery Solved

    Posted on April 02, 2017 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    A Planned Gift Mystery Solved

    From time to time, we receive unexpected bequests from kind strangers.  A few years ago, Grand Rapids Community Foundation was named beneficiary of a life insurance policy held by Joy Brown Baker. It was a [...]
  • Posted on March 16, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Spring 2017 Current

    The spring issue of Current with new philanthropists, a great story about Linda and Jim Payne's CGA, our grant to make new greenspace in the City of Grand Rapids and more. Click for the PDF.Spring [...]