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  • Posted on September 16, 2015

    Scholarships for Success
    Since 1945, thanks to hundreds of donors and community members who believe in making college a reality for Kent County students, we've awarded more than $12.9 million in scholarships. In 2015, 56% of scholarship recipients [...]
  • Posted on September 15, 2015

    One Hundred New Philanthropists: Linsey Gleason
    As an estate planning attorney with Varnum Law, Linsey Gleason is a passionate philanthropist who wants to create solutions. Her understanding of the challenges older adults face motivates her charitable contributions to Senior Neighbors, [...]
  • Posted on September 08, 2015

    One Hundred New Philanthropists: Mark Breon
    For Mark Breon, giving back is at the core of who he is and what he believes in. “For as long as I can remember, my parents have given back and empowered others to [...]
  • Posted on August 25, 2015

    Survey Says Pt. 3: Myth Busters
    Five Myths about Grand Rapids Community Foundation: BUSTED MYTH 1: Grand Rapids Community Foundation is all about Grand Rapids. We fund all of Kent County. This map shows how the Foundation impacts Kent County and [...]
  • Posted on August 24, 2015

    Survey Says... Pt. 2
    These next five findings put our survey respondents to the test. We asked respondents what causes they think Grand Rapids Community Foundation supports. Let’s see how they did: If you were one of the many [...]
  • Posted on August 20, 2015

    Survey Says... Pt. 1
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s vision of a magnetic and interconnected West Michigan isn’t possible without the input of many perspectives. Our social survey received 350 responses this year.. Thank you for taking the survey and [...]
  • Posted on July 27, 2015

    How Will You Be a Changemaker?
    The Grand Rapids community is doing amazing things when it comes to reentry, and we need your help spreading the word and getting involved to make sure this good work continues. When someone is away [...]