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  • 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 [...]
  • Posted on July 28, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger


    I am outraged! I have to say that after the horrific murders that occurred two weeks ago in Grand Rapids, I have yet to submit a positive GR6 six word entry that one would [...]
  • Posted on July 13, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    There are no words . . .

    that can adequately express our sorrow and concern six days after the horrific tragedy where 7 people were killed in the Grand Rapids community at the hand of a very troubled person. I cannot simply [...]
  • Posted on June 22, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Philanthropy Supports Local Summer Youth Employment

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is helping local youth gain valuable work experience this summer with the help of a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The Community Foundation was awarded this grant to redistribute [...]
  • Posted on June 17, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger


    For those who follow Twitter you know that the hash tag connected to a phrase or word is an identifier for collecting like "tweets" for a particular topic. For those who haven't experienced Twitter, well [...]
  • Posted on June 15, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Helps put Students on the Path to College

    $4.5m expected to be poured into GRPS schools over next ten years for college pathways coordinator, math/literacy coaches Additional $3m annually expected to be granted for college scholarships June 15, 2011--Signifying the beginning of a long-term [...]
  • Posted on June 06, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Michigan Tax Credit Sunsets in 2012

    In early May, the Michigan Legislature passed the governor's tax reform package in a close vote, with Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley casting the tie-breaking vote in the Senate. This bill eliminates Michigan’s three charitable tax [...]