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  • 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 [...]
  • Creating a Legacy of Service

    Posted on October 21, 2019 – Posted by:

    Creating a Legacy of Service

    Selma Tucker wants his gifts of time, talent and treasure to help people build better lives Selma Tucker arrived in Grand Rapids by way of Grand Valley State University. As a young man living in a [...]
  • 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 [...]