Updates and Insights from the Community Foundation

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  • Partners in Community, spring/summer 2024
    Partners in Community, spring/summer 2024
    The spring/summer issue of PARTNERS in community, a magazine by Grand Rapids Community Foundation, is here for you to read and enjoy! Our "How We Give" series continues with donor partner and Metz Legacy Society [...]
  • Support for Students: Scholarships and much more
    Support for Students: Scholarships and much more
    As a community foundation, we strive for a vibrant community where all people can apply their talents and creativity to fuel our future. We believe education is a key that unlocks these possibilities. In recent [...]
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  • Posted on November 08, 2013

    Four Colleges Partner for Challenge Scholars
    Aquinas College, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University have each created special scholarship packages to support Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Challenge Scholars program. The Challenge Scholars program, which begins [...]
  • Posted on October 28, 2013

    New PR and Marketing Specialist
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation welcomes Meredith Fennema as PR & Marketing Specialist. In this position, Fennema will assist in all foundation communication efforts, include writing for the website, Current, and other Foundation events and publications. [...]
  • Posted on October 04, 2013

    Kate Wolters Honored
    Business leader, philanthropist, advocate, mentor, volunteer Kate Wolters has gathered many feathers in her cap during her decades of service to West Michigan. This month, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has added another. Wolters has become [...]
  • Posted on August 22, 2013

    Our Meijer Scholarship Awards
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship program is awarding $315,000 in scholarships this year, furthering the college education of 120 Meijer team members and their children. The competitive scholarship program, which is [...]
  • Posted on August 20, 2013

    Four Community Foundation Grants Awarded
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently awarded $385,000 to four local nonprofits. The awards range from $25,000 to $150,000 and are aimed to improve neighborhoods, health, engagement and the environment of Kent County. Habitat for Humanity [...]
  • Posted on June 19, 2013

    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

    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

    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 [...]
  • Posted on March 18, 2013

    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

    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 [...]