Insights

  • PARTNERS in community, fall 2021

    Posted on September 16, 2021 – Posted by: Audra Hartges-Stern

    PARTNERS in community, fall 2021

    The fall issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation and our partners are adapting, using our collective power and resources to overcome the most pressing issues of the day. Adaptive could mean transformational [...]
  • Black Philanthropy Month: Focus on Art as Activism

    Posted on August 31, 2021 – Posted by:

    Black Philanthropy Month: Focus on Art as Activism

    The art we create and experience helps us find meaning and grow understanding of our communities and societal structures. Grand Rapids Community Foundation values art as a powerful tool to disrupt inequality and tell truer [...]
  • Partnering to Make Summer Camp More Accessible

    Posted on July 28, 2021 – Posted by:

    Partnering to Make Summer Camp More Accessible

    Supported by the Mary I. and David D. Hunting Family Fund, Access Camps seeks to help local camps become more accessible to all communities in Kent County. Camp partners use funding from Access Camps grant [...]
  • PARTNERS in community, summer 2021

    Posted on June 22, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, summer 2021

    The summer issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation and our partners share our collective power and resources to overcome the most pressing issues of the day. Inside you will read stories of [...]
  • Michigan Justice Fund

    Posted on June 21, 2021 – Posted by:

    Michigan Justice Fund

    Adapted from this press release.  A group of national and local foundations recently awarded $2 million in support to 12 organizations through the Michigan Justice Fund, an initiative designed to address inequities in the criminal justice [...]
  • A Next Step in our Support for Educational Equity

    Posted on May 21, 2021 – Posted by:

    A Next Step in our Support for Educational Equity

    Since our very first scholarships awarded in 1945 to help address the nursing shortage during World War II, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been steadfast in our commitment to provide access to educational opportunities for [...]
  • PARTNERS in community, Spring 2021

    Posted on March 24, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, Spring 2021

    The spring issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation is working alongside our partners toward recovery and renewal. As we continue to navigate two pandemics - COVID-19 and the existing racial, social [...]
  • Is 2021 the Year to Give from Your IRA?

    Posted on February 18, 2021 – Posted by: Shaun Shira

    Is 2021 the Year to Give from Your IRA?

    What a year it has been. As our community dealt with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Rapids Community Foundation worked hard to address the deep historic racial, social and economic inequities that exist [...]
  • Capturing opportunity and building your future through scholarships

    Posted on February 01, 2021 – Posted by:

    Capturing opportunity and building your future through scholarships

    At Grand Rapids Community Foundation, we believe that education opens doors, creates opportunities and prosperity for individuals, families and West Michigan. We know that students are working hard to fuel the future and education, so [...]
  • 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 [...]