Updates and Insights from the Community Foundation

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  • Partners in Community, winter 2024
    Partners in Community, winter 2024
    Discover the latest issue of PARTNERS in community! Welcoming LaSandra Gaddy as Grand Rapids Community Foundation's new president and CEO, our winter edition features inspiring stories on wellness investments, insights from Our Mental Health Collective, [...]
  • Support for Students: Scholarships and much more
    Support for Students: Scholarships and much more
    As a community foundation, we strive for a vibrant community where all people can apply their talents and creativity to fuel our future. We believe education is a key that unlocks these possibilities. In recent [...]
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  • Posted on April 30, 2010

    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 [...]
  • Posted on April 01, 2010

    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 follow [...]
  • Posted on April 01, 2010

    Community Foundation Named Best and Brightest
    For the seventh consecutive year Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been named to the list of "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For." The competition is sponsored by by the Michigan Business and [...]
  • Posted on March 15, 2010

    What is this thing called Leadership?
    Here's a "sneak preview" of my article in our newsletter Current "hitting stands" this week:I often muse that writing about what Grand Rapids Community Foundation does would be easier if we only funded solutions for [...]
  • Posted on March 09, 2010

    Donnor Advisors: Arvin and Pearl Tap
    Wanting to be good stewards of the many gifts bestowed upon them, Arvin and Pearl Tap established a private family foundation. For many years, the couple received great pleasure in supporting specific faith-based organizations. Through [...]
  • Posted on March 01, 2010

    New Grants Total $635,000
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved grants totaling $635,000 to the following nonprofit organizations in Kent County. Catherine’s Health Center received $100,000 to help the organization refurbish and move into the [...]
  • Posted on February 24, 2010

    Rough waters ---> great leadership!
    I've been struggling with a variety of situations and issues relating to community politics and GRCF strategies. How to convey this in this blog presents a challenge. The original intent behind this blog initiated in [...]
  • Posted on February 08, 2010

    What's Your Art? Go to!
    Last April, I called together the CEOs from our area's larger arts and cultural organizations along with our colleagues from the Frey and Steelcase Foundations to discuss the impact of the recession and how they [...]
  • Posted on February 04, 2010

    Donor Advisors: Herb and Glenna Knape
    In 1950, newlyweds Herb and Glenna Knape built a small house on Fisk Lake with one bedroom and a nursery. By 1960, both the house and the family had grown… the house to five bedrooms, [...]