Insights

  • 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 [...]
  • Organizing Your Estate: A Simple First Step

    Posted on June 17, 2019 – Posted by:

    Organizing Your Estate: A Simple First Step

    When you hear the term "estate planning" do you feel slightly intimidated? You're not alone! Many people feel that it is only for those with complicated assets or law degrees. The truth is, estate planning is something that [...]
  • Three Ways to Quickstart Your Will or Estate Plan

    Posted on April 23, 2019 – Posted by:

    Three Ways to Quickstart Your Will or Estate Plan

    Planning what will happen to your assets after your lifetime is important. Getting started is the hardest part. Here are three easy steps to help you get started on your plans today: Get organized. Create a [...]
  • Summer Camp Q & A with Ruth Bishop

    Posted on April 15, 2019 – Posted by:

    Summer Camp Q & A with Ruth Bishop

    For over a decade, 3,500 local campers have had the opportunity to attend summer camps each year through Access Camp grants. These grants provide funding to local camps so that they can offer scholarships to [...]
  • PARTNERS in Community, Spring 2019

    Posted on March 25, 2019 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in Community, Spring 2019

    The spring issue of Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s magazine, PARTNERS in community, focuses on growth. Below you will find a few links to featured stories, but click here to read the entire magazine! You will [...]
  • Growing a Dream: Challenge Scholars Dream Fund

    Posted on February 27, 2019 – Posted by:

    Growing a Dream: Challenge Scholars Dream Fund

    What’s in a dream? A dream is like a seed of something beautiful. Something necessary and beneficial. But it needs the right conditions to grow. It needs to germinate by means of fertile soil, adequate [...]