This week, The Nonprofit Times (NPT), a national publication, named Grand Rapids Community Foundation one of its top 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For in 2012. The Community Foundation ranked sixth on the list. For [...]
Recently, Grand Rapids Community Foundation received a Full Partner Designation from Partners for a Racism-Free Community. For this designation, the Community Foundation had to demonstrate that it met six standards that contribute to a racism-free [...]
Provocateur: a person who provokes trouble, causes dissension, or the like; agitator. OR, according to the Sieger definition, is it a person who causes one to step out of their zone and look at the [...]
In honor of Black History Month, the Gerald R. Ford Museum, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Grand Rapids Community Foundation are premiering the film “Black and Blue” in Grand Rapids, Ford’s hometown, on February [...]
In 1975, Meijer established a scholarship at Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The fund would help the hundreds of children of Meijer employees attend college. The awards of $500 were appropriate for the time. In 2010 [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently named Christina Keller to its Board of Trustees. She will serve two-four year terms. Keller is the Business Unit Leaders of Triple Quest, a joint venture between Cascade Engineering and [...]
The Board of Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently awarded $1.1 million in grants to support a variety of projects in the community.
Arbor Circle—A grant of $100,000 for providing home and school based [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]