Updates and Insights from the Community Foundation

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  • Partners in Community, spring/summer 2024
    Partners in Community, spring/summer 2024
    The spring/summer issue of PARTNERS in community, a magazine by Grand Rapids Community Foundation, is here for you to read and enjoy! Our "How We Give" series continues with donor partner and Metz Legacy Society [...]
  • 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 September 23, 2009

    Community Foundation Building is LEED Silver
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation was recently notified that its 104 year old building, the former Anheuser Busch icehouse, located at 185 Oakes Street SW was awarded Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-LEED Certification with [...]
  • Posted on September 17, 2009

    Meet Our ArtPrize Artists
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is hosting two days of artist talks for its ArtPrize artists. From 2-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday September 26 and 27 muralist Daan Hoekstra and performance artist Aaron Heideman will [...]
  • Posted on September 11, 2009

    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

    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 The project has been named The Rapidian. A steering committee worked [...]
  • Posted on July 28, 2009

    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

    $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

    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 01, 2009

    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

    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 [...]