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  • 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 [...]
  • Posted on June 02, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Casey Wondergem - GR's strongest supporter!

    About 25 years ago I met Casey Wondergem prior to being hired to lead the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and learned quickly that he really wrote the book on how "this community works!" He [...]
  • Posted on May 19, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Diana Sieger Elected to National Board

    Diana R. Sieger, president, Grand Rapids Community Foundation was recently elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foundations. Sieger has held the position of president at the [...]
  • Posted on May 12, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Are nonprofits less than . . . ??

    It happened again! Addressing a large group of nonprofit, foundation, and national organization leaders recently, a business leader was trying to convey generally a positive message about how his company has taken the [...]