Hurricane Irma, the second major hurricane to hit the U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks, made landfall in Florida on September 10. Irma is noted as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded [...]
Hurricane Harvey, the largest hurricane to hit the United States in a decade, made landfall near Rockport, Texas on August 25. A Category 4 storm, Harvey has led to catastrophic and widespread flooding and damage [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]