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  • Posted on October 07, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    When GRCF says no but I want to say yes!

    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 [...]
  • Posted on October 01, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Foundation Staff Named Thought Leaders in Education

    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 [...]
  • Posted on September 15, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Trading Power with the Next Generations!

    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 [...]
  • 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 [...]