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  • Black Philanthropy Month: Focus on Art as Activism

    Posted on August 31, 2021

    Black Philanthropy Month: Focus on Art as Activism
    The art we create and experience helps us find meaning and grow understanding of our communities and societal structures. Grand Rapids Community Foundation values art as a powerful tool to disrupt inequality and tell truer [...]
  • Partnering to Make Summer Camp More Accessible

    Posted on July 28, 2021

    Partnering to Make Summer Camp More Accessible
    Supported by the Mary I. and David D. Hunting Family Fund, Access Camps seeks to help local camps become more accessible to all communities in Kent County. Camp partners use funding from Access Camps grant [...]
  • PARTNERS in community, summer 2021

    Posted on June 22, 2021

    PARTNERS in community, summer 2021
    The summer issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation and our partners share our collective power and resources to overcome the most pressing issues of the day. Inside you [...]
  • Michigan Justice Fund

    Posted on June 21, 2021

    Michigan Justice Fund
    Adapted from this press release. A group of national and local foundations recently awarded $2 million in support to 12 organizations through the Michigan Justice Fund, an initiative designed to address inequities in the criminal [...]
  • Partner Spotlight: Shannon Cohen, Inc.

    Posted on March 29, 2021

    Partner Spotlight: Shannon Cohen, Inc.
    The stories of incredible strength, resilience and inspirational collaboration that have emerged over the last year are certainly worth celebrating. But, as we celebrate the silver linings of a difficult year, we should also examine [...]
  • PARTNERS in community, Spring 2021

    Posted on March 24, 2021

    PARTNERS in community, Spring 2021
    The spring issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation is working alongside our partners toward recovery and renewal. As we continue to navigate two pandemics - COVID-19 and the existing [...]
  • Partner Spotlight: African Resource Center

    Posted on March 03, 2021

    Partner Spotlight: African Resource Center
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Board of Trustees recently approved a $10,000 grant partnership with African Resource Center to support their work in providing trusted social, academic and mentoring support for student refugees from Africa as [...]
  • Is 2021 the Year to Give from Your IRA?

    Posted on February 18, 2021

    Is 2021 the Year to Give from Your IRA?
    What a year it has been. As our community dealt with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Rapids Community Foundation worked hard to address the deep historic racial, social and economic inequities that exist [...]
  • A letter to our community regarding yesterday’s attack

    Posted on January 07, 2021

    A letter to our community regarding yesterday’s attack
    On January 6, the cornerstone of our democracy was threatened by a violent domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol. It was heartbreaking to witness. Regardless of our individual politics, we share disappointment and despair [...]
  • PARTNERS in community, Winter 2020

    Posted on December 21, 2020

    PARTNERS in community, Winter 2020
    The winter issue of PARNTERS in community is a letter of gratitude to you, our partners. Through the twists and turns of 2020, you have been there. You have been showing up for your neighbors, [...]