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  • Partners in Community, winter 2024
    Partners in Community, winter 2024
    Discover the latest issue of PARTNERS in community! Welcoming LaSandra Gaddy as Grand Rapids Community Foundation's new president and CEO, our winter edition features inspiring stories on wellness investments, insights from Our Mental Health Collective, [...]
  • Support for Students: Scholarships and much more
    Support for Students: Scholarships and much more
    As a community foundation, we strive for a vibrant community where all people can apply their talents and creativity to fuel our future. We believe education is a key that unlocks these possibilities. In recent [...]
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  • 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 [...]
  • Posted on November 16, 2011

    Three Elementary Schools Honored as Meijer Good Schools
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Meijer Recognize Successful Local Schools with $120,000 Cash Awards Three elementary schools are receiving $120,000 in grants from Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program. This program [...]
  • Posted on November 08, 2011

    PR Intern Sought
    Intern Job Description/Posting Winter 2012 Grand Rapids Community Foundation 15-20 hours per week, pay $8.40 per hourStarting January until mid-May, 2012 Duties: Conduct research, perform interviews and write about Community Foundation grantees, donors and areas [...]
  • Posted on October 17, 2011

    Threat to the Charitable Tax Deduction
    Over the years, I have either participated in or witnessed the "great debate" around why people give to causes and various nonprofit organizations. Recently, I had a lively conversation on Facebook with a woman who [...]
  • Posted on September 15, 2011

    I love our donors!
    This past Monday we hosted our annual Metz Legacy Society Luncheon at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College. In a word, it was fabulous! Metz members are those generous donors who have indicated that [...]
  • Posted on August 10, 2011

    Penny Wise?
    I recently had a friendly debate with a woman on Facebook about whether tax incentives really matter when it comes to charitable giving. My summary of the discussion was "it doesn't hurt!" The headline for [...]