PARTNERS in Community, Spring 2019

Partners Banner Spring 2019

The spring issue of Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s magazine, PARTNERS in community, focuses on growth. Below you will find a few links to featured stories, but click here to read the entire magazine! You will read stories of gifts that helped resolve issues in West Michigan, grants we awarded to local nonprofits who are working to expand access to prosperity, a fund created from a love of basketball to support student’s dreams, and how charitable gift annuities are a way for donors to grow their impact. 

Love Endowed: Fund for the Community Good

Since 1922, the Community Foundation has played a key role in identifying and solving the most pressing issues throughout Kent County. Our endowment is made up of gifts from donors to provide long-term solutions to complicated problems in West Michigan. Over the years, we have addressed issues ranging from the nursing shortage during World World II to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Learn more about the issues we are tackling today.  

Dismantling Barriers to Economic Growth

Read more about our grant partnerships with a local nonprofit working to expand access to prosperity through career advancement opportunities, sustainable living wage, and improving long-term financial stability for families. We highlight Start Garden, an organization that provides opportunities for historically marginalized entrepreneurs. 

Ray McCahill Family Fund

Discover how the legacy of a man who had a passion for basketball lives on through his children. The Ray McCahill Family Fund seeks to remove financial barriers so more youth can participate and grow in athletic and educational programs. 

The full magazine has so much more! Click here to read it cover to cover.