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  • Posted on March 16, 2017

    Spring 2017 Current
    The spring issue of Current with new philanthropists, a great story about Linda and Jim Payne's CGA, our grant to make new greenspace in the City of Grand Rapids and more. Click for the PDF.Spring [...]
  • Posted on February 16, 2017

    Local Funders Collaborate to Help Grow Healthy Nonprofits
    This year marks 15 years for the Nonprofit Technical Assistance (NPTA) Fund. This Fund represents a broad collaboration that has included 14 Grand Rapids-area funders. Since its inception, the NPTA Fund has awarded over $2.3M [...]
  • Grand Rapids Gets a Little Greener

    Posted on February 06, 2017

    Grand Rapids Gets a Little Greener
    It isn’t often that there is an opportunity to create a significant green space in a growing community. And as Grand Rapids continues to the lead the state in population and housing growth, there remains [...]
  • KConnect – The Ultimate Duh!

    Posted on December 06, 2016

    KConnect – The Ultimate Duh!
    Caring for our community and the people who live here is part of our DNA as Grand Rapidians. When we see a need, we do something to address it. More often than not, our approach [...]
  • Giving Tuesday, is it Worth it?

    Posted on December 01, 2016

    Giving Tuesday, is it Worth it?
    Earlier this week it was Giving Tuesday and Grand Rapids social media was all a buzz with giving promotion and nonprofit endorsements. Even if you don’t “do” Facebook, you might have received an email or [...]
  • Whose Etiquette Matters?

    Posted on October 10, 2016

    Whose Etiquette Matters?
    Insight by Jessica Ledesma, Challenge Scholars Assistant I could never describe what it felt like to “not belong” until my junior year of high school when I was invited to attend a Rotary luncheon featuring [...]
  • More Trees=A Better Community for All

    Posted on September 12, 2016

    More Trees=A Better Community for All
    In her State of the City address, Mayor Rosalyn Bliss called attention to a citywide goal of achieving 40 percent tree canopy as core to our city’s environmental sustainability and her work as mayor. In [...]
  • Posted on September 12, 2016

    2016 Scholarship Awards
    This year, Grand Rapids Community Foundation awarded 630 scholarships to students and awards totaled $1,148,150. “We are pleased to be able to award over $1 million for the third consecutive year,” said Grand Rapids Community [...]