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  • 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 [...]
  • Posted on October 04, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Kate Wolters Honored

    Business leader, philanthropist, advocate, mentor, volunteer Kate Wolters has gathered many feathers in her cap during her decades of service to West Michigan. This month, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has added another. Wolters has become the [...]
  • Posted on August 22, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Our Meijer Scholarship Awards

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship program is awarding $315,000 in scholarships this year, furthering the college education of 120 Meijer team members and their children. The competitive scholarship program, which is administered [...]
  • Posted on August 20, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Four Community Foundation Grants Awarded

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently awarded $385,000 to four local nonprofits. The awards range from $25,000 to $150,000 and are aimed to improve neighborhoods, health, engagement and the environment of Kent County. Habitat for Humanity of [...]