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  • 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 [...]
  • Posted on July 27, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    So where does the money come from?

    We have two floors in the "world corporate headquarters" of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The first floor houses the grantmaking/community leadership team who are hard-working, passionate, resourceful and driven! There is a [...]
  • Posted on July 20, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Charitable Gift Annuity Rates Increase

    If you’re looking for secure, stable income that provides a higher than average rate of return, now may be the time to consider a charitable gift annuity.  On July 1, gift annuity rates increased for [...]
  • Posted on July 14, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    GRCF - Old School or Hip Happenin'?

    This is Leadership! You will be reading and hearing a great deal more about the Foundation's leadership efforts in the coming months and I hope you enjoy reading the stories and examples. For months, we [...]
  • Posted on July 07, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Youth Grant Committee Seeks New Members

    Grand Rapids, Michigan. July 2, 2010 – Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee (YGC) is hosting an Open House Tuesday, August 3, 6:30-8:00 pm, at Grand Rapids Community Foundation, 185 Oakes SW. Current youth [...]
  • Posted on July 01, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Leadership! The Basics!!!

    In the late 1990s, a group of committed community foundation leaders had a dream for the future of the field and set a course to make that dream a reality. The Committee on Community [...]
  • Posted on June 15, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Newest Community Foundation Grants Total $1.5 Million

    For Immediate Use This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted to approve $1.5 million in grants.  The grants address four areas of need in Kent County including economic growth, health, arts and culture [...]
  • Posted on June 02, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Former Trustee Casey Wondergem Passes

     Former Grand Rapids Community Foundation Trustee and Board Chair (1998-1999) Casey Wondergem died June 1.  “Casey was a good-hearted and forthright individual. He loved Grand Rapids and was devoted to doing work that made the [...]