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  • A Planned Gift Mystery Solved

    Posted on April 02, 2017 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    A Planned Gift Mystery Solved

    From time to time, we receive unexpected bequests from kind strangers.  A few years ago, Grand Rapids Community Foundation was named beneficiary of a life insurance policy held by Joy Brown Baker. It was a [...]
  • Posted on March 16, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Spring 2017 Current

    The spring issue of Current with new philanthropists, a great story about Linda and Jim Payne's CGA, our grant to make new greenspace in the City of Grand Rapids and more. Click for the PDF.Spring [...]
  • Grand Rapids Gets a Little Greener

    Posted on February 06, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Grand Rapids Gets a Little Greener

    It isn’t often that there is an opportunity to create a significant green space in a growing community. And as Grand Rapids continues to the lead the state in population and housing growth, there remains [...]
  • KConnect – The Ultimate Duh!

    Posted on December 06, 2016 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    KConnect – The Ultimate Duh!

    Caring for our community and the people who live here is part of our DNA as Grand Rapidians. When we see a need, we do something to address it.  More often than not, our approach [...]
  • Giving Tuesday, is it Worth it?

    Posted on December 01, 2016 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Giving Tuesday, is it Worth it?

    Earlier this week it was Giving Tuesday and Grand Rapids social media was all a buzz with giving promotion and nonprofit endorsements. Even if you don’t “do” Facebook, you might have received an email or [...]
  • Whose Etiquette Matters?

    Posted on October 10, 2016 – Posted by: Jessica Ledesma

    Whose Etiquette Matters?

    Insight by Jessica Ledesma, Challenge Scholars Assistant I could never describe what it felt like to “not belong” until my junior year of high school when I was invited to attend a Rotary luncheon featuring a State [...]
  • More Trees=A Better Community for All

    Posted on September 12, 2016 – Posted by: Roberta King

    More Trees=A Better Community for All

    In her State of the City address, Mayor Rosalyn Bliss called attention to a citywide goal of achieving 40 percent tree canopy as core to our city’s environmental sustainability and her work as mayor. In full [...]