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  • Posted on December 21, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Grant Launches Arts Awareness Campaign

    Last spring and summer in two meetings, Grand Rapids Community Foundation gathered local arts leaders to discuss their needs and issues surrounding short-term growth and sustainability in light of the economic downturn. The consensus of…
  • Posted on December 16, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    $150,000 in Grants for Economic and Workforce Development

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved $150,000 in grants that will support local economic and workforce development in 2010. Nonprofits receiving these grant awards include: Grand Valley State University awarded $75,000 for…
  • Posted on November 09, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Area Elementary Schools Honored as Meijer 'Good Schools'

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Meijer Recognize Successful Area Schools with Cash AwardFour Grand Rapids elementary schools received $139,000 in grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating…
  • Posted on November 03, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Ed Wong Ligda Mural Nears Completion

    Even before Grand Rapids Community Foundation moved into its new home at Grandville and Oakes, a mural by Ed Wong-Ligda was in the plans. In the lobby, near the fireplace, a large open space was…
  • Posted on November 01, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    New Photos from 2009 Donor Open House

    Over two days in late October, more than 300 Grand Rapids Community Foundation donors joined in autumn fun at donor open houses. It was the first time we’ve been able to host a donor…
  • Posted on September 24, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    ArtPrize: Video and Info About Our Artists

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is excited to play its part in ArtPrize the international art competition running from September 23 to October 10 in Grand Rapids. We are hosting two very different artists at our…
  • Posted on September 23, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Building is LEED Silver

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation was recently notified that its 104 year old building, the former Anheuser Busch icehouse, located at 185 Oakes Street SW was awarded Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-LEED Certification with…
  • Posted on September 20, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    The Story Behind the Woman in the Mural - new video!

    The mural that ArtPrize artist Daan Hoekstra has created on the east side of Grand Rapids Community Foundation's building is titled "Humanity at the Crossroads." The painting features the face of a woman in a…
  • Posted on September 17, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Meet Our ArtPrize Artists

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is hosting two days of artist talks for its ArtPrize artists. From 2-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday September 26 and 27 muralist Daan Hoekstra and performance artist Aaron Heideman will…