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  • Posted on October 08, 2014 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Our LGBT Fund Exceeds Goal

    Our LGBT (lesbian, gay biexual, transgender) Fund, a new field of interest fund at Grand Rapids Community Foundation has reached $270,000 in community donations, exceeding the original goal and 1:1 match set in August. Shelley [...]
  • Posted on August 20, 2014 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Brian Burt, Choosing College as a Profession

    (From Current, summer 2014) Throughout his college career, from his bachelor’s degree to doctorate, Brian Burt felt connected to Grand Rapids Community Foundation. He received his first scholarship when he graduated from Ottawa Hills High School [...]
  • Posted on August 14, 2014 – Posted by: Lori Dykstra

    How are YOU Connecting with Community?

    We went on location with WOOD TV8 to shoot our upcoming "Connecting with Community" commercial. The topic? You guessed it, youth employment! The kids were good sports about the all of the instruction, positioning and [...]
  • Posted on August 12, 2014 – Posted by: Lori Dykstra

    GRCC Scholarship Recipient's Dreams Become Reality

    School is just around the corner, which means it's time to buy new notebooks, finalize the class schedule and soak up the last moments of summer. For many students, it also means beginning or continuing [...]
  • Posted on August 06, 2014 – Posted by: Lori Dykstra

    Raising New Opportunities for Grand Rapids Youth

    It seems like the worst of the recent "Great Recession" is behind us. One sign is that the unemployment rate continues to drop. As our economy picks up, more jobs and opportunities are created. However [...]
  • Posted on August 04, 2014 – Posted by: Lori Dykstra

    Hispanic Center Youth Employees on the Job

    It was such a joy driving out to Grand Valley State University's campus and meeting Yibriam and Ashley, two friendly and hardworking individuals in the Hispanic Center of West Michigan's summer youth employment program. Bridget [...]
  • Posted on July 24, 2014 – Posted by: Lori Dykstra

    Comprenew's Urban Garden

    Stepping inside Comprenew, I could tell immediately that this was a place of beautfiul unity between care for the environment and care for people. Their technology recycling services offer a unique and practical way to [...]
  • Posted on July 22, 2014 – Posted by: Shaun Shira

    Knotty Cocktails

    I recall the March 10, 2014 Grand Rapids Community Foundation Advisory Council meeting like it was yesterday. Among other responsibilities, the Advisory Council is charged with identifying topics for our Knotty Cocktails event series. The [...]
  • Posted on July 07, 2014 – Posted by: Roberta King

    One Hundred New Philanthropists: Ryan Slusarzyk

    Ryan, one of our youngest One Hundred New Philanthropists, is discovering the world of philanthropy and recently joined Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Advisory Council for a two-year term. The Council helps the Board of Trustees [...]
  • Posted on July 07, 2014 – Posted by: Roberta King

    One Hundred New Philanthropists: Phil and Kathy Vogelsang

    Ada residents and devoted Grand Rapidians, Kathy and Phil Vogelsang support causes that are local, visible and personally meaningful. Their passions lie with medical and educational nonprofits, and, when these intersect with children, they’re willing [...]