$290,000 Granted to Strengthen Our Community

This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees awarded $290,000 in grants to support a variety of projects in the community. Grants include:

Arbor Circle—A grant of $75,000 for providing home and school-based intervention services for families with risk factors for child abuse and neglect.

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids—A $100,000 grant to assist former prisoners to transition into the community with workplace training, a paid work experience, job placement and follow up.

Grand Rapids Art Museum—A $50,000 grant to expand social and educational programs, increase the number of trained docents, develop a digital media plan and establish stronger relationships with diverse customers and local universities.

Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund—A grant for $40,000 to a pooled fund that helps nonprofits with consulting services to strengthen the organization, its finances, structure or board.

West Michigan Miracle League—A $25,000 grant to build a field that will give children with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. This field will be the first of its kind in west Michigan.

To learn more about Community Foundation grants or to speak with one of our expert grantmakers, please contact Amanda St. Pierre at 616.454.1751 x132 or astpierre@grfoundation.org.