We are saddened by the recent passing of John Canepa. He was a dear friend to many in our community, and is especially loved by Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
Grand Rapids and West Michigan’s growth is [...]
In early December, massive wildfires began tearing through Southern California. They have destroyed homes and forced hundreds of thousands residents to evacuate. As of December 15, the fire is the third-largest in California history.
The California [...]
Posted on December 13, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee
The uncertainty surrounding potential changes to tax law, particularly as it relates to charitable giving, has our attention. As we move closer to a decision, we feel it is important to share how the possible [...]
Posted on November 28, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee
Our latest issue of Current features recent grants, the story of Helen and Allen Hunting's passion for the Great Lakes, heartwarming notes from scholarship recipients, an inside look at Kick-Off Camp with Challenge Scholars, and [...]
Posted on September 25, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee
The 2017 Hurricane Season continues to devastate the Caribbean and parts of the U.S. The most recent storm, Hurricane Maria, has obliterated parts of the Caribbean, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The [...]
Posted on September 15, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee
Hurricane Irma, the second major hurricane to hit the U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks, made landfall in Florida on September 10. Irma is noted as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded [...]
Hurricane Harvey, the largest hurricane to hit the United States in a decade, made landfall near Rockport, Texas on August 25. A Category 4 storm, Harvey has led to catastrophic and widespread flooding and damage [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved a grant of $250,000 to Local First Educational Foundation for its “Good for Grand Rapids” campaign. The goal of the grant is to increase the number [...]