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  • Posted on September 11, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Good Classrooms Minigrants Now Available

    Applications Due at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2009. Good Classrooms for Grand Rapids Minigrants are designed to: assure access to a quality education for every child in the City of Grand Rapids. assist…
  • Posted on August 17, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    The Rapidian is Live!

    The highly anticipated citizen journalism project from Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC) went live September 15, 2009. News can be accessed at http://www.therapidian.org The project has been named The Rapidian. A steering committee worked…
  • Posted on July 28, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    2009 KIDS COUNT Data Book Now Available

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is pleased to partner with the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a 2009 KIDS COUNT Outreach Partner. The 20th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book calls for improvements to the nation’s ability…
  • Posted on July 16, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    $2 Million Loan Helps Purchase Foreclosed Homes

    A $2 million loan from Grand Rapids Community Foundation to Great Lakes Capital Fund and its subsidiary, Capital Fund Services, will help local organizations acquire and redevelop 100 foreclosed homes in Grand Rapids. “The impact…
  • Posted on May 19, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Youth Grant Committee Awards $58K to Local Projects

    The 27 students that comprise Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee have made 17 grants to local nonprofits that serve young people. The teens attend high schools throughout Kent County. To determine the focus…
  • Posted on May 11, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    16 Funders Collaborate for Kent County Essential Needs

    New Grants Are Announced In the fall of 2008, when it became obvious that the economic situation nationally and locally would have a profound effect on families in Kent County, local philanthropists gathered to determine…
  • Posted on May 01, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Brings Home Five PRoof Awards

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation was honored to receive five PRoof awards recently from the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America. Gold Award for Special Event or Observance—Move and New Building Campaign Art Direction/Design: Jane…
  • Posted on April 28, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Marilyn Lankfer Receives Community Foundation Award

    Attorney Marilyn Lankfer of Varnum, Riddering Schmidt and Howlett was recently presented with Philanthropic Leadership Award from Grand Rapids Community Foundation. This annual award recognizes professional advisors (attorneys, CPAs and financial planners) for their work…
  • Posted on April 28, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Thomas Rogerson Speaks About Wealth and Values

    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 watch…