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  • How to Make a Greater Impact with Your Giving

    Posted on December 10, 2020

    How to Make a Greater Impact with Your Giving
    Benefits of donating appreciated assets in 2020 There are many ways to make an impact through philanthropy. Each philanthropist who gives their time, talent or treasure to our community contributes to our region’s health and [...]
  • Supporting local nonprofits this Giving Tuesday

    Posted on November 24, 2020

    Supporting local nonprofits this Giving Tuesday
    The end of the year is filled with the spirit of giving, with #GivingTuesday as the unofficial start to the giving season. This year, the impact of COVID-19 has created unprecedented need in our community. [...]
  • Informed Impact: 2019 - 2020 Annual Report

    Posted on October 26, 2020

    Informed Impact: 2019 - 2020 Annual Report
    Informed Impact The 2019 - 2020 Grand Rapids Community Foundation annual report features nonprofit, community and donor partners working to overcome racial, social and economic justice by building and sustaining an inclusive economy and thriving [...]
  • La Lucha Fund: Partner Spotlight

    Posted on June 18, 2020

    La Lucha Fund: Partner Spotlight
    Eight community organizations came together to establish La Lucha Fund, an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic designed to provide financial resources directly to undocumented and mixed status families in Kent County. Erika VanDyke, program [...]
  • When a Statement Isn't Enough

    Posted on June 12, 2020

    When a Statement Isn't Enough
    When a Statement Isn’t Enough Grand Rapids Community Foundation stands with our Black neighbors who are hurting and tired from generations of racism, trauma and injustice. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are but [...]
  • Celebrating the Class of 2020!

    Posted on May 29, 2020

    Celebrating the Class of 2020!
    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 [...]
  • Urban League of West Michigan: Partner Spotlight

    Posted on May 14, 2020

    Urban League of West Michigan: Partner Spotlight
    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 [...]
  • Community crisis responses need to lead with equity

    Posted on May 05, 2020

    Community crisis responses need to lead with equity
    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 [...]
  • CARES Act Benefits for Donor Partners

    Posted on April 10, 2020

    CARES Act Benefits for Donor Partners
    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 [...]