Insights

  • A letter to our community regarding yesterday’s attack

    Posted on January 07, 2021 – Posted by:

    A letter to our community regarding yesterday’s attack

    On January 6, the cornerstone of our democracy was threatened by a violent domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol. It was heartbreaking to witness. Regardless of our individual politics, we share disappointment and despair as we reflect on the events [...]
  • How to Make a Greater Impact with Your Giving

    Posted on December 10, 2020 – Posted by:

    How to Make a Greater Impact with Your Giving

    Benefits of donating appreciated assets in 2020 There are many ways to make an impact through philanthropy. Each philanthropist who gives their time, talent or treasure to our community contributes to our region’s health and vitality [...]
  • Supporting local nonprofits this Giving Tuesday

    Posted on November 24, 2020 – Posted by:

    Supporting local nonprofits this Giving Tuesday

    The end of the year is filled with  the spirit of giving, with #GivingTuesday as the unofficial start to the giving season. This year, the impact of COVID-19 has created unprecedented need in our community. Local [...]
  • Youth in Philanthropy: the beauty of perspective

    Posted on July 10, 2020 – Posted by:

    Youth in Philanthropy: the beauty of perspective

    Clara Kilburn is the outgoing youth trustee on Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Board of Trustees. She also served as a member of the Youth Grant Committee for three years. Clara offers a perspective on the lessons [...]
  • When a Statement Isn't Enough

    Posted on June 12, 2020 – Posted by:

    When a Statement Isn't Enough

    When a Statement Isn’t Enough  Grand Rapids Community Foundation stands with our Black neighbors who are hurting and tired from generations of racism, trauma and injustice. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are but a few of the countless lives [...]
  • Community crisis responses need to lead with equity

    Posted on May 05, 2020 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Community crisis responses need to lead with equity

    This article was first published by Bridge Magazine as “Community crisis responses need to lead with equity.” The impact of COVID-19 is harrowing. As the pandemic spreads through Michigan, it has highlighted existing disparities, making them [...]
  •  A Special Giving Tuesday – Mobilizing West Michigan Through Philanthropy

    Posted on April 27, 2020 – Posted by:

    A Special Giving Tuesday – Mobilizing West Michigan Through Philanthropy

    Together, we will recover. Our community's response has inspired us. Your collaboration, innovation, advocacy and generosity give us strength.   Communities around the world are facing severe challenges in light of COVID-19. Each unique, but all unexpected and urgent. At Grand [...]
  • CARES Act Benefits for Donor Partners

    Posted on April 10, 2020 – Posted by: Shaun Shira

    CARES Act Benefits for Donor Partners

    Life has changed. The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us working from home under the “stay home, stay safe” order. During this difficult time, many in our community are struggling. Grand Rapids Community Foundation is [...]
  • Posted on March 14, 2020 – Posted by:

    COVID-19: Community Response

    We've launched a new page on our website: COVID-19 Recovery. Click here for the most up to date information about our response.  During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, Grand Rapids Community Foundation´s staff is working hard to [...]
  • Scholarships offer opportunity to all students

    Posted on February 13, 2020 – Posted by:

    Scholarships offer opportunity to all students

    In a community where every person can thrive, access to opportunities aren’t one-size-fits-all. Instead, people can pursue the paths that best fit their goals at the time that is right for them. Grand Rapids Community Foundation [...]
  • The Spirit of Giving: One-Time vs. Recurring Gifts

    Posted on November 20, 2019 – Posted by:

    The Spirit of Giving: One-Time vs. Recurring Gifts

    The end of the year is filled with  the spirit of giving and Giving Tuesday is the unofficial start to the giving season. During this time, giving can take many forms. Grand Rapids Community Foundation [...]
  • Gift in Partnership with Professional Advisors

    Posted on October 01, 2019 – Posted by:

    Gift in Partnership with Professional Advisors

    The end of the year is a great time for reflection.  Did I spend enough time enjoying the Michigan outdoors? Were old and new relationships made stronger as the busy event season descends upon us [...]