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  • Posted on December 02, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    You Poor Souls! ;-)

    It's time for Diana's Soapbox! For years, I have been on a mission to help people understand that the nonprofit sector is not second class! While the sector has been hit hard by the recession, what [...]
  • Posted on November 26, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Lessons learned from a Generous Man

    Fred Meijer passed away on November 25th a few days shy of his 92nd birthday. He was a staunch and generous supporter of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. My memories of Fred are so wonderful [...]
  • Posted on November 17, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Joint Statement on the Charitable Tax Deduction

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Heart of West Michigan United Way have issued a joint statement regarding the possible threat and erosion of the charitable tax deduction. This is an important issue and could [...]
  • Posted on November 17, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Charitable Tax Deduction in Jeopardy

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Heart of West Michigan United WayJoint Statement Regarding Charitable Tax Deduction Reduction For the fourth time in three years, President Obama is proposing a change on the charitable tax deduction for [...]
  • Posted on November 16, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Job Posting: Grants Management Assistant

      Position Title: Grants Management Assistant Full-time, compensation: $15 - $18 per hour Reports to: Vice President of Programs To be considered, a cover letter and resume must be received by Monday, December 5, 2011   GENERAL SUMMARY: Administer the efficient operation [...]
  • Posted on November 16, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Three Elementary Schools Honored as Meijer Good Schools

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Meijer Recognize Successful Local Schools with $120,000 Cash Awards Three elementary schools are receiving $120,000 in grants from Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program. This program recognizes [...]
  • Posted on November 08, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    PR Intern Sought

    Intern Job Description/Posting Winter 2012 Grand Rapids Community Foundation 15-20 hours per week, pay $8.40 per hourStarting January until mid-May, 2012 Duties: Conduct research, perform interviews and write about Community Foundation grantees, donors and areas of funding for use [...]
  • Posted on October 18, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Greg and Meg Willit Receive Community Foundation Award

    Community philanthropists Greg Willit and Meg Miller Willit were awarded the Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award from Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The award is given each year to donors who support the work of the Community [...]
  • Posted on October 17, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Threat to the Charitable Tax Deduction

    Over the years, I have either participated in or witnessed the "great debate" around why people give to causes and various nonprofit organizations. Recently, I had a lively conversation on Facebook with a woman [...]
  • Posted on September 15, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    I love our donors!

    This past Monday we hosted our annual Metz Legacy Society Luncheon at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College. In a word, it was fabulous! Metz members are those generous donors who have indicated [...]
  • Posted on August 10, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Penny Wise?

    I recently had a friendly debate with a woman on Facebook about whether tax incentives really matter when it comes to charitable giving. My summary of the discussion was "it doesn't hurt!" The [...]
  • Posted on August 10, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Awards $269,500 in New Grants

    Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $269,500 in grants aiming to promote social enrichment, civic engagement and healthy ecosystems. John Ball Zoological Society was awarded $150,000 toward its $12 million fundraising effort to expand [...]