Recently, the Community Foundation was fortunate to welcome Thomas C. Rogerson, managing director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management,to speak at its annual Spring Philanthropy Forum. Tom delivered a wonderful and engaging presentation. Below you may [...]
To understand the scope of the Community Foundation's commitment to education, please watch this video.
Four Grand Rapids Public elementary schools received nearly $139,000 in total grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program [...]
This article featuring the Community Foundation's Encore program appeared in the April 16, 2009 edition of Rapid Growth. The piece features Kate Luckert Schmid, Community Foundation program director (pictured below). Click here visit the Rapid [...]
For the sixth consecutive year, Grand Rapids Community Foundation is pleased to be named one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the Michigan Business and Professional Association.
Award winning companies [...]
Focus on essential needs
Nonprofits that provide food, clothing, housing and heating help are facing reduced funding from public and private sources at the same time that requests for services are going up. Consider directing your [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently elected Arend D. Lubbers to a four years term as a Trustee. Dr. Lubbers served as president of Grand Valley State University from 1969 to 2001 and was the institution’s [...]
Introducing Citizen Journalism in Grand Rapids from GRCommFound on Vimeo.Grand Rapidians will have the opportunity to become citizen reporters with a soon-to-be established network of neighborhood news bureaus in the city, thanks to a $128,00 [...]
On November 21, 2008, Grand Rapids Community Foundation dedicated its new home. With 125 donors, Trustees, staff and the media in attendance, Mayor George Heartwell dedicated the building and Rabbi Al Lewis gave it a [...]
The Gift of All: A Community of Givers
On Wednesday, November 26, at 8 p.m., a new documentary, The Gift of All: A Community of Givers, will be broadcast over WGVU-TV, featuring interviews with local philanthropists.
Multi-year grant will help sustain program that aims to strengthen West Michigan’s economy and create jobs through innovation.
The Board of Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved a grant of $500,000, over two years [...]