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  • Posted on December 20, 2010

    IRA Rollover Returns
    Foundation, nonprofit leaders and donors in Michigan and throughout the nation are applauding President Obama’s signing of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, which includes a reinstatement of [...]
  • Posted on December 15, 2010

    Laurie Beard Elected Trustee, New Chair Named
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is pleased to announced that Laurie Beard will begin a three year team as Trustee starting in 2011. Also Carol Karr, attorney with Miller Johnson will chair the Board and [...]
  • Posted on December 14, 2010

    Foundation Awards $850K in Grants
    The Board of Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $850,000 in grants--the largest--$350,000 going to Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. The grant will help [...]
  • Posted on November 18, 2010

    Good Schools Students Celebrate
    Three Grand Rapids elementary schools received $91,000 in grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating measurable success. The Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program [...]
  • Posted on November 15, 2010

    Celebrating Community Philanthropy!
    This is National Community Foundations Week and instead of writing a piece on this, I thought it best to post a blog entry from my colleague Judy Sjostedt who is the executive director of the [...]
  • Posted on November 11, 2010

    Area Elementary Schools Honored as Meijer Good Schools
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Meijer Recognize Successful Area Schools with Cash Award Three Grand Rapids elementary schools received $91,000 in grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary [...]
  • Posted on October 31, 2010

    Kudos to our community's leaders!
    What a week this has been! We hosted our annual Donor Reception this past Friday, October 29th at UICA. Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors of our event and to the great Heartside area [...]
  • Posted on October 07, 2010

    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 the [...]