Celebrating the first class of Challenge Scholars
Union High School Class of 2020 has been looking forward to graduation for years. Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been eagerly anticipating this moment alongside their friends, families and [...]
Urban League of West Michigan: Partner Spotlight
Eugene Sueing, program director, had the opportunity to virtually interview Rev. Joseph "Joe" Jones, president/CEO of the Urban League of West Michigan and Second Ward Commissioner of the City of [...]
This article was first published by Bridge Magazine as “Community crisis responses need to lead with equity.”
The impact of COVID-19 is harrowing. As the pandemic spreads through Michigan, it has highlighted existing disparities, making them [...]
Together, we will recover. Our community's response has inspired us. Your collaboration, innovation, advocacy and generosity give us strength.
Communities around the world are facing severe challenges in light of COVID-19. Each unique, but all unexpected and urgent. At Grand [...]
Life has changed. The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us working from home under the “stay home, stay safe” order. During this difficult time, many in our community are struggling. Grand Rapids Community Foundation is [...]
We've launched a new page on our website: COVID-19 Recovery. Click here for the most up to date information about our response.
During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, Grand Rapids Community Foundation´s staff is working hard to [...]
In a community where every person can thrive, access to opportunities aren’t one-size-fits-all. Instead, people can pursue the paths that best fit their goals at the time that is right for them.
Grand Rapids Community Foundation [...]
Born Grand Rapidians, Jan and John Heerspink graduated from Calvin University (formerly Calvin College) before heading off to Ann Arbor. “We were married in 1966 and said we were never moving back to this provincial [...]
This winter we asked a few partners to share why they choose to volunteer with Grand Rapids Community Foundation. They share their knowledge and experiences on some of our committees. Community voice and input is [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation's recent issue of PARTNERS in community is ready for you to read and enjoy! This winter we are excited to bring you stories of the various ways our partners are engaged in [...]
Among the greatest gifts we receive at Grand Rapids Community Foundation are stories from partners like you. Stories of how your experiences have shaped your life. Stories of why you give of your time, talent and treasure to [...]
The end of the year is filled with the spirit of giving and Giving Tuesday is the unofficial start to the giving season. During this time, giving can take many forms. Grand Rapids Community Foundation [...]