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  • Posted on June 19, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Scholarship Program Brings $871,850 to Kent County Students

    Kent County’s leading scholarship provider, Grand Rapids Community Foundation, recently awarded and distributed $871,850 through 552 different scholarship funds.The scholarship amounts range from $300 to $10,000 with over 500 awards being $1,000 or more. The [...]
  • Posted on June 03, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Grant Brings Summer Jobs to Grand Rapids Youth

    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 [...]
  • Posted on April 19, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Grant Supports Intergenerational Mentoring

      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 [...]
  • Posted on March 18, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    One Hundred New Philanthropists: Corey Balkon

    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 [...]
  • Posted on March 18, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    One Hundred New Philanthropists: Renwick Brutus

    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 [...]
  • Posted on January 31, 2013 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Are you a woman of faith?

    My blog postings have been infrequent at best in the past few months and I hope to step it up. This does take discipline and I need to buckle down to take a moment to [...]
  • Posted on January 18, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Scholarships Available

    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 [...]
  • Posted on January 03, 2013 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Return of the IRA Rollover

    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 [...]
  • Posted on December 19, 2012 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Dreams can come true!

    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 [...]
  • Posted on December 11, 2012 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    $290,000 Granted to Strengthen Our Community

    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 [...]