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  • Meeting (and Exceeding!) a Decade-long Goal

    Posted on May 25, 2022 – Posted by:

    Meeting (and Exceeding!) a Decade-long Goal

    100 New Philanthropist partners commit to financial support, community engagement and future giving as the Community Foundation looks to our second century A decade ago, Grand Rapids Community Foundation set out to usher in our…
  • PARTNERS in community, spring 2022

    Posted on March 15, 2022 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, spring 2022

    Centennial year is here! Grand Rapids Community Foundation is celebrating 100 years of service and impact alongside partners like you. During this year, there will be four specially curated Centennial Collection issues of PARTNERS…
  • Newly Established Somos Comunidad Fund Makes First Grants

    Posted on February 22, 2022 – Posted by:

    Newly Established Somos Comunidad Fund Makes First Grants

    After years of planning, a fund has been created by and for Latinos at Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Somos Comunidad Fund was created by community members who participated in committees and listening sessions. Committee members…
  • Remembering Lena Meijer

    Posted on January 16, 2022 – Posted by:

    Remembering Lena Meijer

    We honor the memory of Lena Meijer, whose gifts were compassion, love and caring. Our community has benefitted greatly from generosity of the Meijer family. In 2006, Grand Rapids Community Foundation awarded Fred and Lena…
  • A New Century of Service and Impact

    Posted on January 04, 2022 – Posted by:

    A New Century of Service and Impact

    A message from Diana Sieger, president. Happy New Year! This year, Grand Rapids Community Foundation will celebrate our 100th anniversary; a century of responding to the everchanging needs of Greater Grand Rapids. This milestone year…
  • PARTNERS in community, winter 2021

    Posted on December 14, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, winter 2021

    As we approach our centennial year, Grand Rapids Community Foundation is renewing our commitment to this community using the power of collaboration with our partners to ensure all voices are heard. In the winter…
  • A Foundation for Our Future, 2020 - 2021 annual report copy

    Posted on October 25, 2021 – Posted by:

    A Foundation for Our Future, 2020 - 2021 annual report copy

    In its latest year of operations, Grand Rapids Community Foundation awarded $18,980,109 in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students—a more than 40% increase from the previous fiscal year. This and other information were…
  • Planning personal and impactful gifts

    Posted on October 21, 2021 – Posted by:

    Planning personal and impactful gifts

    Donor partners give in ways that are personal to them and impactful for our community. In 1929, Grand Rapids Community Foundation received its first major bequest from the estate of Mary Metz. Since then,…
  • PARTNERS in community, fall 2021

    Posted on September 16, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, fall 2021

    The fall issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation and our partners are adapting, using our collective power and resources to overcome the most pressing issues of the day.…
  • Black Philanthropy Month: Focus on Art as Activism

    Posted on August 31, 2021 – Posted by:

    Black Philanthropy Month: Focus on Art as Activism

    The art we create and experience helps us find meaning and grow understanding of our communities and societal structures. Grand Rapids Community Foundation values art as a powerful tool to disrupt inequality and tell truer…
  • Partnering to Make Summer Camp More Accessible

    Posted on July 28, 2021 – Posted by:

    Partnering to Make Summer Camp More Accessible

    Supported by the Mary I. and David D. Hunting Family Fund, Access Camps seeks to help local camps become more accessible to all communities in Kent County. Camp partners use funding from Access Camps grant…
  • PARTNERS in community, summer 2021

    Posted on June 22, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, summer 2021

    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…