Posts by: Amanda St. Pierre

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    Posted on April 06, 2017 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Fast Track to Success: the Sekayi Bracey Story

    Post Written By Jacquelyn Zeman, PR Intern When East Kentwood native Sekayi Bracey was just 8 years old, her elementary gym teacher encouraged her to pursue running. “We had a field day,” Sekayi said. “(My [...]
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    Posted on April 02, 2017 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    A Planned Gift Mystery Solved

    From time to time, we receive unexpected bequests from kind strangers.  A few years ago, Grand Rapids Community Foundation was named beneficiary of a life insurance policy held by Joy Brown Baker. It was a [...]
  • Posted on February 16, 2017 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Local Funders Collaborate to Help Grow Healthy Nonprofits

    This year marks 15 years for the Nonprofit Technical Assistance (NPTA) Fund. This Fund represents a broad collaboration that has included 14 Grand Rapids-area funders. Since its inception, the NPTA Fund has awarded [...]
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    Posted on December 06, 2016 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    KConnect – The Ultimate Duh!

    Caring for our community and the people who live here is part of our DNA as Grand Rapidians. When we see a need, we do something to address it.  More often than not, our approach [...]
  • Posted on December 11, 2012 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    $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 [...]
  • Posted on October 11, 2012 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Five Organizations Receive Community Foundation Grants

    This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved five grants totaling $350,000. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation was awarded $50,000 towards its construction of a two-story Student Learning Center at the Gerald R. Ford [...]
  • Posted on October 10, 2012 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Youth Plant Trees to Honor Community Foundation Donors

    On Saturday, October 13, local teenagers will help Friends of Grand Rapids Parks plant trees in Riverside Park. Each tree planted will be in honor of a donor who recently joined Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s [...]
  • Posted on June 24, 2011 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Community Foundation Awards $644,400 in College Scholarships

    When a family’s annual income is $30,000 or less, the cost for a year of post-secondary education can be staggering.  Grand Rapids Community Foundation believes education beyond high school is a key element to a [...]
  • Posted on October 01, 2010 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Community Foundation Receives $50,000 for Kent County College Access Network

    Michigan College Access Network Announces $364,000 in College Access Planning Grants $50,000 Awarded to Grand Rapids Community Foundation for Kent County College Access Network The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) recently announced that 14 communities will collectively [...]
  • Posted on July 16, 2010 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Foundation Awards $574,275 in Scholarships to Local Students

    Half of awards go to first generation college students This fall, 539 local students will start a new year of college knowing they have the support of their community as recipients of scholarships from Grand Rapids [...]
  • Posted on May 05, 2010 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Community Foundation Announces $207,000 in Education Grants

    Three Grand Rapids Public elementary schools received $91,000 in total grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating measurable success. In addition, 67 teachers and students from [...]