In another record-breaking year for helping students with college, Grand Rapids Community Foundation Trustees approved $1.2 million in scholarships for 2017. The scholarships for high school seniors, college students and grad students went to 67 [...]
We've been focusing a lot on planned giving and wills in the last month, but beyond the legal documents, there is another document you might consider completing as part of your estate plan. An ethical will is [...]
Post Written By Jacquelyn Zeman, PR Intern
When East Kentwood native Sekayi Bracey was just 8 years old, her elementary gym teacher encouraged her to pursue running.
“We had a field day,” Sekayi said. “(My [...]
If you're home this week with the kids, you might be getting a little anxious about summer break and how to make those months away from school productive. There's always summer camp! If you've thought about [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
by Lauretta Murphy, attorney, Miller Johnson
Benjamin Franklin famously said: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Two types of taxes may apply to your property after you die—state [...]
This year marks 15 years for the Nonprofit Technical Assistance (NPTA) Fund. This Fund represents a broad collaboration that has included 14 Grand Rapids-area funders.
Since its inception, the NPTA Fund has awarded [...]
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 [...]