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  • Scholarships offer opportunity to all students

    Posted on February 13, 2020 – Posted by:

    Scholarships offer opportunity to all students

    In a community where every person can thrive, access to opportunities aren’t one-size-fits-all. Instead, people can pursue the paths that best fit their goals at the time that is right for them. Grand Rapids Community Foundation [...]
  • Jan Heerspink: A Legacy of Love and Family

    Posted on January 29, 2020 – Posted by:

    Jan Heerspink: A Legacy of Love and Family

    Born Grand Rapidians, Jan and John Heerspink graduated from Calvin University (formerly Calvin College) before heading off to Ann Arbor. “We were married in 1966 and said we were never moving back to this provincial [...]
  • Why I Partner with Grand Rapids Community Foundation

    Posted on December 31, 2019 – Posted by:

    Why I Partner with Grand Rapids Community Foundation

    This winter we asked a few partners to share why they choose to volunteer with Grand Rapids Community Foundation. They share their knowledge and experiences on some of our committees. Community voice and input is [...]
  • PARTNERS in community, Winter 2019

    Posted on December 19, 2019 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, Winter 2019

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation's recent issue of PARTNERS in community is ready for you to read and enjoy! This winter we are excited to bring you stories of the various ways our partners are engaged in [...]
  • 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 [...]