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  • Organizing Your Legacy

    Posted on May 29, 2018 – Posted by:

    Organizing Your Legacy

    Organizing your estate plan is an act of love for your family and your community. We know that the task can seem daunting when you begin to consider how many details there are to track [...]
  • It’s Not About the Stuff;  It’s about the People You Love

    Posted on April 04, 2018 – Posted by:

    It’s Not About the Stuff; It’s about the People You Love

    Last year in a special edition of Current we featured a story from Lisa Rose, a friend of Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Her story below reminds all of us that estate planning and planned giving is an [...]
  • Remembering John Canepa

    Posted on January 26, 2018 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Remembering John Canepa

    We are saddened by the recent passing of John Canepa. He was a dear friend to many in our community, and is especially loved by Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Grand Rapids and West Michigan’s growth is [...]
  • Our Community Hopes for 2018

    Posted on January 02, 2018 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Our Community Hopes for 2018

    As we enter a new year, we enjoy the opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going, and how we can bring light and love to the world around us. The year of 201 [...]
  • Posted on December 18, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Southern California Wildfires: How to Help

    In early December, massive wildfires began tearing through Southern California. They have destroyed homes and forced hundreds of thousands residents to evacuate. As of December 15, the fire is the third-largest in California history. The California [...]
  • Is 2017 the Year to Give Appreciated Assets?

    Posted on December 13, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Is 2017 the Year to Give Appreciated Assets?

    The uncertainty surrounding potential changes to tax law, particularly as it relates to charitable giving, has our attention.  As we move closer to a decision, we feel it is important to share how the possible [...]
  • Will You Be a Changemaker This #GivingTuesday?

    Posted on November 28, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Will You Be a Changemaker This #GivingTuesday?

    In the upcoming weeks, we all have presents to buy, food to prepare, and decorations to hang, but before we get to far into the holiday frenzy, today we’re inviting you to participate in making [...]
  • Posted on October 11, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Fall 2017 Current

    Our latest issue of Current features recent grants, the story of Helen and Allen Hunting's passion for the Great Lakes, heartwarming notes from scholarship recipients, an inside look at Kick-Off Camp with Challenge Scholars, and [...]
  • Posted on September 25, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Hurricane Maria: How to Help

    The 2017 Hurricane Season continues to devastate the Caribbean and parts of the U.S. The most recent storm, Hurricane Maria, has obliterated parts of the Caribbean, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The [...]