The summer issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation and our partners share our collective power and resources to overcome the most pressing issues of the day.
Inside you will read stories of [...]
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A group of national and local foundations recently awarded $2 million in support to 12 organizations through the Michigan Justice Fund, an initiative designed to address inequities in the criminal justice [...]
Since our very first scholarships awarded in 1945 to help address the nursing shortage during World War II, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been steadfast in our commitment to provide access to educational opportunities for [...]
The stories of incredible strength, resilience and inspirational collaboration that have emerged over the last year are certainly worth celebrating. But, as we celebrate the silver linings of a difficult year, we should also examine [...]
The spring issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation is working alongside our partners toward recovery and renewal. As we continue to navigate two pandemics - COVID-19 and the existing racial, social [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Board of Trustees recently approved a $10,000 grant partnership with African Resource Center to support their work in providing trusted social, academic and mentoring support for student refugees from Africa as [...]
What a year it has been. As our community dealt with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Rapids Community Foundation worked hard to address the deep historic racial, social and economic inequities that exist [...]
At Grand Rapids Community Foundation, we believe that education opens doors, creates opportunities and prosperity for individuals, families and West Michigan. We know that students are working hard to fuel the future and education, so [...]
On January 6, the cornerstone of our democracy was threatened by a violent domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol. It was heartbreaking to witness. Regardless of our individual politics, we share disappointment and despair as we reflect on the events [...]
The winter issue of PARNTERS in community is a letter of gratitude to you, our partners. Through the twists and turns of 2020, you have been there. You have been showing up for your neighbors, your community [...]
Benefits of donating appreciated assets in 2020
There are many ways to make an impact through philanthropy. Each philanthropist who gives their time, talent or treasure to our community contributes to our region’s health and vitality [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation Opens Scholarship Applications for 2021-2022
Grand Rapids Community Foundation is now accepting applications for more than $1 million in scholarships to support students pursuing post-secondary education and training. By completing one application [...]