Community Foundation Awards Grants to Help Stop Foreclosures, Protect Kids from Abuse and Improve Academic Achievement

The Board of Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved grants to a variety of nonprofit organizations in Kent County.

Home Repair Services’ Foreclosure Intervention Program received a grant of $50,000 to support expanding the services to help people facing home foreclosure.

Gerontology Network was awarded $100,000 to help increase literacy skills of kindergarten through third grade students in Kent County with the help of older adult volunteers.

Grand Valley State University received a grant totaling $342,000 to build capacity at the Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

Lutheran Child and Family Service of Michigan was awarded a grant of $100,000 to offer prevention services for families at risk of child abuse and/or neglect.

Grand Rapids Education Reform Initiative received a grant of $83,000 to support a collaborative strategy to improve academic achievement in schools within the city of Grand Rapids.

Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund received a grant of $50,000 to help nonprofits in Kent County with capacity building, development, strategic planning or other issues that help improve service delivery. The fund is administered by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University.