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  • 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 [...]
  • Posted on April 30, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Five PR Awards for Foundation

      Grand Rapids Community Foundation won four gold awards and Best in Show at the West Michigan chapter of the Public Relations Society of America’s PRoof Awards on April 29, 2010. The Community Foundation won the [...]
  • Posted on April 01, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Is there ever a good day to be homeless?

    I'm sure it was the warm sunny weather or a pre-April Fool's Day idea of a joke but a tweet on Twitter caught my attention yesterday. Actually it wasn't from someone I know or [...]