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  • Posted on November 15, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Celebrating Community Philanthropy!

    This is National Community Foundations Week and instead of writing a piece on this, I thought it best to post a blog entry from my colleague Judy Sjostedt who is the executive director of the [...]
  • Posted on November 11, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Area Elementary Schools Honored as Meijer Good Schools

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Meijer Recognize Successful Area Schools with Cash Award Three Grand Rapids elementary schools received $91,000 in grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating [...]
  • Posted on October 31, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Kudos to our community's leaders!

    What a week this has been! We hosted our annual Donor Reception this past Friday, October 29th at UICA. Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors of our event and to the [...]
  • Posted on October 07, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    When GRCF says no but I want to say yes!

    The frustrating thing about the many voices and minds involved in making grant decisions for our great local nonprofit organizations is that I'm often overruled! However, it's the inclusive process that also adds to [...]
  • Posted on October 01, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Foundation Staff Named Thought Leaders in Education

    Ruth Bishop, education program officer and Cris Kooyer, education and youth program officer are featured as "Thought Leaders in Education" in Business Review West Michigan.   Each year Ruth and Cris are responsible for overseeing [...]
  • Posted on September 15, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Trading Power with the Next Generations!

    OR the Subtitle could read: I can feel your hot breath on the back of my neck! This is another post from the Council on Foundations Fall Conference for Community Foundations:On Tuesday, September 14th [...]
  • Posted on September 13, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Sleepless in Charlotte!

    We all looked around the room and uttered, "What happens in Charlotte, stays in Charlotte!" to borrow a phrase from the Las Vegas ad campaign! I'm talking about the opening dinner on Saturday, September [...]
  • Posted on August 11, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Newest Community Foundation Grants Total $213,150

    This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted to approve $213,150 in new grants.  The grants address two main areas of need in Kent County including economic growth and health. Grants to Encourage Healthy [...]
  • Posted on July 30, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Grand Rapids' Hip Quotient on the rise!

    Last January I wrote about the impact of social media, the next gen coming forth with new ways to celebrate our great city bringing forward their philanthropic spirit as well! Well I'm back at it [...]