Insights

  • Posted on September 24, 2015 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Toward a Racism-Free Grand Rapids

    In July I was on a panel hosted by Partners for a Racism-Free Community. The organization’s vision is a community where racial and ethnic disparities are eliminated so all people are accepted and included as [...]
  • Posted on September 16, 2015 – Posted by: Meredith Fennema

    Scholarships for Success

    Since 1945, thanks to hundreds of donors and community members who believe in making college a reality for Kent County students, we've awarded more than $12.9 million in scholarships. In 2015, 56% of scholarship recipients [...]
  • Posted on August 25, 2015 – Posted by: Kara Kuntz

    Survey Says Pt. 3: Myth Busters

    Five Myths about Grand Rapids Community Foundation: BUSTED MYTH 1: Grand Rapids Community Foundation is all about Grand Rapids. We fund all of Kent County. This map shows how the Foundation impacts Kent County and beyond. MYTH 2 [...]
  • Posted on August 24, 2015 – Posted by: Kara Kuntz

    Survey Says... Pt. 2

    These next five findings put our survey respondents to the test. We asked respondents what causes they think Grand Rapids Community Foundation supports. Let’s see how they did: If you were one of the many survey [...]
  • Posted on August 20, 2015 – Posted by: Kara Kuntz

    Survey Says... Pt. 1

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s vision of a magnetic and interconnected West Michigan isn’t possible without the input of many perspectives. Our social survey received 350 responses this year.. Thank you for taking the survey and [...]
  • Posted on July 27, 2015 – Posted by: Meredith Fennema

    How Will You Be a Changemaker?

    The Grand Rapids community is doing amazing things when it comes to reentry, and we need your help spreading the word and getting involved to make sure this good work continues. When someone is away in [...]
  • Posted on June 23, 2015 – Posted by: Shaun Shira

    Considering Your Philanthropic Journey

    Donors give for a variety of reasons. For some, the mission of the nonprofit aligns with their values. For others, a life experience may have influenced where they direct their philanthropic support. Some donors simply [...]
  • Posted on June 21, 2015 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Our Own Patron Saint

    During my 28 years at the Community Foundation, I’ve been honored to have met and worked with quite a few of Grand Rapids’ most noted philanthropists. Many of these individuals served as Grand Rapids Community [...]