Grand Rapids Community Foundation is helping local youth gain valuable work experience for the third summer in a row with funds from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. A $900,000 grant was awarded to the Community Foundation [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation Board of Trustees has awarded a $195,000 grant to Gerontology Network. The grant will support Traveling Grannies and Grandpas, an intergenerational mentoring program at Harrison Park School.
“The intergenerational programs are so [...]
Linda and Tony are the founders and passionate supporters of the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College, their alma mater. Linda, a poet, provided the quotes for this interview. “The idea for the series was [...]
A happy childhood and supportive parents who provided a healthy home life, education and encouragement make CPA Corey Balkon grateful for his upbringing and concerned for kids who have less. “I have always had a [...]
Educational development, economic empowerment and entrepreneurship are causes leadership consultant and motivational speaker Renwick Brutus cares most about. “I support nonprofits that help people become educated, have confidence in their ability to contribute, participate in [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s online scholarship application is now open. The application opened January 1, 2013, and may be completed by any Kent County area student pursuing higher education. The application deadline is April 1 [...]
Q & A on the IRA Rollover
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) permitted individuals to roll over up to $100,000 from an individual retirement account (IRA) directly to a qualifying nonprofit without recognizing the [...]
This morning brought great news that our colleague organization, Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), received a phenomenal stock gift of $500 million from Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook. This gift will definitely help to [...]
This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees awarded $290,000 in grants to support a variety of projects in the community. Grants include:
Arbor Circle—A grant of $75,000 for providing home and school-based intervention services [...]
This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved five grants totaling $350,000.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation was awarded $50,000 towards its construction of a two-story Student Learning Center at the Gerald R. Ford [...]
On Saturday, October 13, local teenagers will help Friends of Grand Rapids Parks plant trees in Riverside Park. Each tree planted will be in honor of a donor who recently joined Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s [...]