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  • Our Community Hopes for 2018

    Posted on January 02, 2018 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Our Community Hopes for 2018

    As we enter a new year, we enjoy the opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going, and how we can bring light and love to the world around us. The year of 201 [...]
  • Posted on December 18, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Southern California Wildfires: How to Help

    In early December, massive wildfires began tearing through Southern California. They have destroyed homes and forced hundreds of thousands residents to evacuate. As of December 15, the fire is the third-largest in California history. The California [...]
  • Is 2017 the Year to Give Appreciated Assets?

    Posted on December 13, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Is 2017 the Year to Give Appreciated Assets?

    The uncertainty surrounding potential changes to tax law, particularly as it relates to charitable giving, has our attention.  As we move closer to a decision, we feel it is important to share how the possible [...]
  • Will You Be a Changemaker This #GivingTuesday?

    Posted on November 28, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Will You Be a Changemaker This #GivingTuesday?

    In the upcoming weeks, we all have presents to buy, food to prepare, and decorations to hang, but before we get to far into the holiday frenzy, today we’re inviting you to participate in making [...]
  • Posted on October 11, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Fall 2017 Current

    Our latest issue of Current features recent grants, the story of Helen and Allen Hunting's passion for the Great Lakes, heartwarming notes from scholarship recipients, an inside look at Kick-Off Camp with Challenge Scholars, and [...]
  • Posted on September 25, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Hurricane Maria: How to Help

    The 2017 Hurricane Season continues to devastate the Caribbean and parts of the U.S. The most recent storm, Hurricane Maria, has obliterated parts of the Caribbean, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The [...]
  • Posted on September 15, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Hurricane Irma: How to Help

    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 [...]
  • Posted on August 28, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Hurricane Harvey: How to Help

    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 [...]
  • 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 [...]