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  • Posted on December 20, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    IRA Rollover Returns

    Foundation, nonprofit leaders and donors in Michigan and throughout the nation are applauding President Obama’s signing of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, which includes a reinstatement of the [...]
  • Posted on December 15, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Laurie Beard Elected Trustee, New Chair Named

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is pleased to announced that Laurie Beard will begin a three year team as Trustee starting in 2011. Also Carol Karr, attorney with Miller Johnson will chair the Board and Eva [...]
  • Posted on December 14, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Foundation Awards $850K in Grants

    The Board of Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $850,000 in grants--the largest--$350,000 going to Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. The grant will help support [...]
  • Posted on November 18, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Good Schools Students Celebrate

    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 measurable success. The Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program is an [...]
  • 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 [...]