PARTNERS in community, winter 2021

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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 issue of PARTNERS in community, you will read stories of the many ways our partners are committed to tackling complicated issues. Read the entire magazine here.

100 New Philanthropists:Aaron Terpstra & Berniz Constanza Terpstra
Aaron and Berniz are among the special group of partners who have committed to help usher in our next century of service by giving, volunteering and making a planned gift. They are leveraging their resources to invest in organizations addressing uneven access to economic opportunity, healthcare and housing.
Read more about Aaron and Berniz and their passion and commitment to our community. Click here to read

Seeds of Promise: Supporting Resident-led Community Change

Seeds of Promise supports residents as they invest in their community development. Learn about their approach and how they help neighbors create and direct their own strategies for community change. Click here to read.

Catalyzing Community Giving: Learning Together
The Community Foundation continues to leverage resources to support community-led philanthropy. Learn about our participation in W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Catalyzing Community Giving program and hear exciting updates from our Latinx Advisory Committee and our Black Legacy Fund (formerly African American Heritage Fund). Click here to read.

Our Commitment to Leveling Up
Read six ways the Community Foundation is leveling up our action by leveraging our resources, networks and influence to combat racism and inequity at a higher level. Click here to read.

The winter issue of PARTNERS in community also includes:

  • A letter from Diana Sieger, president
  • Grant partnerships from our Fund for Community Good and Field of Interest funds
  • Recognition of Metz Legacy Society donor partners
  • New staff announcements
  • Q+A with Danah Montgomery, community giving officer
  • And more

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