All News

  • Posted on June 06, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Street Work Around GRCF

    Expect Delays. As road construction season begins in Michigan, Grand Rapids Community Foundation will also be experiencing its own street improvements. Overall, new water mains, storm sewers, street lighting, brick pavers, landscaping, bike loops and benches [...]
  • Posted on May 25, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    May is Leave a Legacy Month

    Governor Rick Snyder proclaimed May 2011 as Leave A Legacy Month in the State of Michigan. “Leave A Legacy” is a public awareness campaign that encourages citizens to make a charitable contribution to make a [...]
  • Posted on May 06, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Encore Team Grants Available Again

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is seeking proposals from Kent County organizations interested in launching Encore Project Teams – cadres of volunteers age 50+ who come together to address an important organizational need – and is [...]
  • Posted on May 05, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Foundation is Named Best and Brightest Elite Winner

    For the eighth consecutive year, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been named one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). This annual award [...]
  • Posted on May 04, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Foundation Brings Home Silver and Gold at PRoof Awards

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation won three silver and two gold awards at the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America’s PRoof awards on April 28, 2011. The Community Foundation also celebrated the award for PR [...]
  • Posted on April 29, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Standing Tall Against Racism!

    Today our staff is standing tall against racism. Joining forces with the local and national YWCA and many others, we are making this day an important day for all of us to take a [...]
  • Posted on April 14, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Awards $375,000 in New Grants

    In 1940, Grand Rapids Community Foundation made its first grant to a fledgling art school in Grand Rapids. It was followed by subsequent grants of $100 each in 1941 for the Kendall Memorial School and [...]
  • Posted on April 08, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    (Re-)Engaging Boomers for Community Good

    10 Nonprofits Awarded $5,000 Each to Create Encore Teams People 50+ want to make a meaningful difference in the community, but lack the platform to do good work.Nonprofits make a meaningful difference, but lack the manpower [...]
  • Posted on April 07, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Have I got a question for you!

    At a recent board meeting a trustee asked me a question that has had me intrigued since then. We were presenting key aspects of our impact measurement system called Novah to demonstrate its ability to [...]