PARTNERS in community, Summer 2019

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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 articles or you can view the entire magazine. Find us on social media (GRCommFound) to share how you see youth engagement playing a vital role in philanthropy.


"It means the world to know that there are people who believe in my education, my aspirations and my dreams." Read more about Edgar's journey from an early achiever with a love for books to a successful college student following his dream at New York University.


"As we work alongside our donor, nonprofit and community partners to chart the course for our next 100 years of investment in Kent County, we know that our commitment to equitable educational attainment for our community's children remains," said Diana Sieger, president of Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Read more about Challenge Scholars by clicking here


Sandy Ward plans to leave her mark on our community by using leftover retirement assets to create a very special scholarship fund after her passing. This fund at the Community Foundation will be used to honor her late husband Cedric's passion for the arts. Click here to read.


Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Youth Grant Committee members have been catalysts for change for nearly 25 years. Click here to read about the 2018-2019 committee's experience.