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  • Partners in Community, winter 2024
    Partners in Community, winter 2024
    Discover the latest issue of PARTNERS in community! Welcoming LaSandra Gaddy as Grand Rapids Community Foundation's new president and CEO, our winter edition features inspiring stories on wellness investments, insights from Our Mental Health Collective, [...]
  • Support for Students: Scholarships and much more
    Support for Students: Scholarships and much more
    As a community foundation, we strive for a vibrant community where all people can apply their talents and creativity to fuel our future. We believe education is a key that unlocks these possibilities. In recent [...]
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  • 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 [...]
  • Posted on July 01, 2015

    One Hundred New Philanthropists: Brent and Ronda Geers
    Young professionals Brent and Ronda Geers, an attorney and a teacher respectively, are engaged Grand Rapidians. They give back with their time, talent and treasure to a variety of local causes and organizations. Their [...]
  • Posted on June 23, 2015

    Considering Your Philanthropic Journey
    Donors give for a variety of reasons. For some, the mission of the nonprofit aligns with their values. For others, a life experience may have influenced where they direct their philanthropic support. Some donors simply [...]
  • Posted on June 21, 2015

    Our Own Patron Saint
    During my 28 years at the Community Foundation, I’ve been honored to have met and worked with quite a few of Grand Rapids’ most noted philanthropists. Many of these individuals served as Grand Rapids Community [...]
  • Posted on June 02, 2015

    Grand Rapids' Homelessness Problem
    Last week, the Coalition to End Homelessness released the results of its annual Point in Time count and the numbers reflected a significant (15%) increase in the number of homeless individuals in our community on [...]