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 [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards its Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award to John Canepa on October 29 at its annual donor event. Canepa is the retired president of Old Kent Bank (now 5/3 Bank). Not [...]
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 [...]
Michigan College Access Network Announces $364,000 in College Access Planning Grants
$50,000 Awarded to Grand Rapids Community Foundation for Kent County College Access Network
The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) recently announced that 14 communities will collectively [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]