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  • Posted on March 20, 2012

    Partners for a Racism Free Community Designation
    Recently, Grand Rapids Community Foundation received a Full Partner Designation from Partners for a Racism-Free Community. For this designation, the Community Foundation had to demonstrate that it met six standards that contribute to a racism-free [...]
  • Posted on January 18, 2012

    Gift Boosts Meijer Scholarship
    In 1975, Meijer established a scholarship at Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The fund would help the hundreds of children of Meijer employees attend college. The awards of $500 were appropriate for the time. In 2010, [...]
  • Posted on January 11, 2012

    Christina Keller Joins Board
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently named Christina Keller to its Board of Trustees. She will serve two-four year terms. Keller is the Business Unit Leaders of Triple Quest, a joint venture between Cascade Engineering and [...]
  • Posted on December 02, 2011

    You Poor Souls! ;-)
    It's time for Diana's Soapbox! For years, I have been on a mission to help people understand that the nonprofit sector is not second class! While the sector has been hit hard by the recession, [...]
  • Posted on November 26, 2011

    Lessons learned from a Generous Man
    Fred Meijer passed away on November 25th a few days shy of his 92nd birthday. He was a staunch and generous supporter of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. My memories of Fred are so wonderful [...]
  • Posted on November 17, 2011

    Joint Statement on the Charitable Tax Deduction
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Heart of West Michigan United Way have issued a joint statement regarding the possible threat and erosion of the charitable tax deduction. This is an important issue and could have [...]
  • Posted on November 17, 2011

    Charitable Tax Deduction in Jeopardy
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Heart of West Michigan United WayJoint Statement Regarding Charitable Tax Deduction Reduction For the fourth time in three years, President Obama is proposing a change on the charitable tax deduction [...]
  • Posted on November 16, 2011

    Job Posting: Grants Management Assistant
    Position Title: Grants Management Assistant Full-time, compensation: $15 - $18 per hour Reports to: Vice President of Programs To be considered, a cover letter and resume must be received by Monday, December 5, 2011 [...]