Partners in Community, fall 2022

The third installment in the Centennial Collection of the PARTNERS in community, Grand Rapids Community Foundation's quarterly magazine, focuses on collaboration. Partners are at the core of what we do. We know that we cannot meaningfully move our work forward without support, thought partnership and investment in relationships. In this issue, we explore just a handful of ways that our partnerships in community have made a great impact. Read the entire magazine here.

Celebrating 100 New Philanthropists

A decade ago the 100 New Philanthropists initiative began to inspire collective giving and plan for a new century of service and impact. This year, that group of over one hundred philanthropists was awarded the 2022 Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award. Click here to read.

Visualizing Collaboration in Education

In 1945 the Community Foundation awarded its first scholarships to local nursing students. In the decades following, our work has grown and adapted to support students in a variety of ways.

Click here to see a visualization of collaboration in education over the years, including our current work to explore new ways to make an impact on systems level change.

Historical Perspectives on Collaboration

Explore a snapshot of history as we explore the ways that the Community Foundation has pursued its goals through local, county, state and national collaborations. Click here to read.

Community Collaboration: Latino Community Coalition

Latino Community Coalition is a prime example of collaboration in community. LCC believes that community change happens through strong, honest, respectful relationships. Learn more about LCC and Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s partnership in this interview article. Click here to read.

What Our Partners are Saying About Sustained Collaboration

Read perspectives on collaboration from staff, partners and historical voices in this article and on the table of contents page.

Interested in submitting your perspective on next issue's topic, equity? We'll explore the importance of a focus on equity as we launch into our next century of service and impact. Send an email with your thoughts to

The fall 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
  • Updates from our scholarship awards for school year 2022-2023
  • Timeline moments that demonstrate the history of planned gifts with the Community Foundation
  • A celebration of our Philanthropic Leadership Level donor partners
  • An invitation to participate in our centennial vision collection project
  • And more!