Posts by: Roberta King

  • Thumbnail for: Helping Make Grand Rapids Good with Local First

    Posted on July 20, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Helping Make Grand Rapids Good with Local First

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved a grant of $250,000 to Local First Educational Foundation for its “Good for Grand Rapids” campaign. The goal of the grant is to increase the number [...]
  • Posted on July 03, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Our Magazine, Current

    Read about our recent grants, two of our One Hundred New Philanthropists, and our adaptive strategy. Current Summer 2017 Edition
  • Posted on June 27, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    We're Looking for Youth Grant Committee Members!

    The Youth Grant Committee (YGC) of Grand Rapids Community Foundation is seeking members for the upcoming school year. Students from any public, private or homeschool in Kent County are welcome to apply.  During the school year [...]
  • Posted on June 26, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Over $1M in Scholarships for Students

    In another record-breaking year for helping students with college, Grand Rapids Community Foundation Trustees approved $1.2 million in scholarships for 2017.  The scholarships for high school seniors, college students and grad students went to 67 [...]
  • Thumbnail for: Creating Your Will of Wisdom

    Posted on April 14, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Creating Your Will of Wisdom

    We've been focusing a lot on planned giving and wills in the last month, but beyond the legal documents, there is another document you might consider completing as part of your estate plan. An ethical will is [...]
  • Posted on April 04, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Staycationing? Plan for Summer Camp Now!

    If you're home this week with the kids, you might be getting a little anxious about summer break and how to make those months away from school productive. There's always summer camp! If you've thought about [...]
  • Thumbnail for: Four Simple Ways to do Good With a Planned Gift

    Posted on March 24, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Four Simple Ways to do Good With a Planned Gift

    A planned gift is a charitable donation from your will or other portion of your estate, and, for many people, is the largest gift they’ll ever make. But, if the idea of a gift from [...]
  • Posted on March 16, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Spring 2017 Current

    The spring issue of Current with new philanthropists, a great story about Linda and Jim Payne's CGA, our grant to make new greenspace in the City of Grand Rapids and more. Click for the PDF.Spring [...]
  • Thumbnail for: Grand Rapids Gets a Little Greener

    Posted on February 06, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Grand Rapids Gets a Little Greener

    It isn’t often that there is an opportunity to create a significant green space in a growing community. And as Grand Rapids continues to the lead the state in population and housing growth, there remains [...]
  • Thumbnail for: Giving Tuesday, is it Worth it?

    Posted on December 01, 2016 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Giving Tuesday, is it Worth it?

    Earlier this week it was Giving Tuesday and Grand Rapids social media was all a buzz with giving promotion and nonprofit endorsements. Even if you don’t “do” Facebook, you might have received an email or [...]
  • Thumbnail for: More Trees=A Better Community for All

    Posted on September 12, 2016 – Posted by: Roberta King

    More Trees=A Better Community for All

    In her State of the City address, Mayor Rosalyn Bliss called attention to a citywide goal of achieving 40 percent tree canopy as core to our city’s environmental sustainability and her work as mayor. In full [...]