Media Release

  • Announcing Diana Sieger’s Retirement After 35 Years of Leadership

    Posted on February 02, 2023 – Posted by:

    Announcing Diana Sieger’s Retirement After 35 Years of Leadership

    After more than 35 years of dedicated service, Grand Rapids Community Foundation president Diana R. Sieger will retire in 2023. Diana has served as president at the Community Foundation since 1987, fearlessly moving forward to…
  • Celebrating our Centennial, 2021 - 2022 annual report

    Posted on November 02, 2022 – Posted by:

    Celebrating our Centennial, 2021 - 2022 annual report

    In its latest year of operations, Grand Rapids Community Foundation awarded $15,981,899 in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students. This and other information were recently released in the organization’s 2021-2022 annual report, sharing…
  • Meeting (and Exceeding!) a Decade-long Goal

    Posted on May 25, 2022 – Posted by:

    Meeting (and Exceeding!) a Decade-long Goal

    100 New Philanthropist partners commit to financial support, community engagement and future giving as the Community Foundation looks to our second century A decade ago, Grand Rapids Community Foundation set out to usher in our…
  • Newly Established Somos Comunidad Fund Makes First Grants

    Posted on February 22, 2022 – Posted by:

    Newly Established Somos Comunidad Fund Makes First Grants

    After years of planning, a fund has been created by and for Latinos at Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Somos Comunidad Fund was created by community members who participated in committees and listening sessions. Committee members…
  • A Foundation for Our Future, 2020 - 2021 annual report

    Posted on October 25, 2021 – Posted by:

    A Foundation for Our Future, 2020 - 2021 annual report

    In its latest year of operations, Grand Rapids Community Foundation awarded $18,980,109 in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students—a more than 40% increase from the previous fiscal year. This and other information were…
  • More than $1 Million of Scholarships Funds Available to Kent County Students

    Posted on December 01, 2020 – Posted by:

    More than $1 Million of Scholarships Funds Available to Kent County Students

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation Opens Scholarship Applications for 2021-2022 Grand Rapids Community Foundation is now accepting applications for more than $1 million in scholarships to support students pursuing post-secondary education and training. By completing one…
  • Informed Impact: 2019 - 2020 Annual Report

    Posted on October 26, 2020 – Posted by:

    Informed Impact: 2019 - 2020 Annual Report

    Informed Impact The 2019 - 2020 Grand Rapids Community Foundation annual report features nonprofit, community and donor partners working to overcome racial, social and economic justice by building and sustaining an inclusive economy and thriving…
  • Locally Driven Philanthropy by and for Communities of Color

    Posted on November 11, 2019 – Posted by:

    Locally Driven Philanthropy by and for Communities of Color

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is among the international grant partners selected for W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s new Catalyzing Community Giving cohort. The initiative seeks to amplify locally-driven philanthropy by and for communities of color, and…