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  • Posted on June 26, 2014 – Posted by: Lori Dykstra

    Grants in Action

    Hi there, I am Lori Dykstra, the summer PR & Marketing intern here at Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Welcome to “Our Community Matters,” our new blog! We reconfigured this page so that various staff and [...]
  • Posted on June 03, 2014 – Posted by: Meredith Fennema

    Meet Our Grantmakers: Marcia Rapp

    Everyone, meet Marcia Rapp. She's been with Grand Rapids Community Foundation since 1988, and while she would never admit it, she knows the Grand Rapids community incredibly well to say the least. As Vice President, Marcia administers [...]
  • Posted on May 29, 2014 – Posted by: Roberta King

    One Hundred New Philanthropists: Monica Sparks

    Monica Sparks is passionate about helping women in business and education. “Women have always pumped the unheard heartbeat of the world. We carry the heartache for many, find a way to foster dreams that are dying and provide [...]
  • Posted on May 29, 2014 – Posted by: Roberta King

    One Hundred New Philanthropists: Wendy and Mark Anderson

    Well-rounded might best describe Wendy and Mark Anderson’s philanthropy. They care about a wide range of causes, and both mention Grand Rapids Community Foundation first when talking about giving. Where do you give? “Grand Rapids Community Foundation [...]
  • Posted on January 16, 2014 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Carlos Sanchez Joins Board of Trustees

    Carlos Sanchez, director of the Latino Business and Economic Development Center for Ferris State University, recently joined Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He will serve a four-year term. Other changes on the Board [...]
  • Posted on November 08, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Four Colleges Partner for Challenge Scholars

    Aquinas College, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University have each created special scholarship packages to support Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Challenge Scholars program. The Challenge Scholars program, which begins [...]
  • Posted on October 28, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    New PR and Marketing Specialist

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation welcomes Meredith Fennema as PR & Marketing Specialist. In this position, Fennema will assist in all foundation communication efforts, include writing for the website, Current, and other Foundation events and publications.  “I [...]