Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s vision of a magnetic and interconnected West Michigan isn’t possible without the input of many perspectives. Our social survey received 350 responses this year.. Thank you for taking the survey and [...]
July 30, 2015—Celebrated across the country for its charitable spirit and known for its growing medical/healthcare community, Grand Rapids provides unparalleled amenities and services to residents across the region in part through the generous contributions [...]
The Grand Rapids community is doing amazing things when it comes to reentry, and we need your help spreading the word and getting involved to make sure this good work continues.
When someone is away in [...]
Too often, people who have a criminal record are dismissed and shunned by the community from where they once lived. Returning citizens might be the most marginalized group in our society. But we know our [...]
Indian Trails Camp is known for providing individuals with disabilities an enriched life through recreation, advocacy and meaningful relationships. Unfortunately, when rain falls at Indian Trails Camp, the spirits of campers fall as well.
A $100,00 [...]
*A special thank you to Jamie Riehle, today's guest author and Mentor Coordinator for Women's Resource Center's New Beginnings program. Our Board of Trustees recently approved a $52,000 grant so incarcerated women can get jobs [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation today announced a $52,000 grant to the Women’s Resource Center (WRC). The grant will support WRC’s New Beginnings program; a service that provides incarcerated women at Kent County Jail with gender-responsive [...]
Thanks to a grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), Grand Rapids Community Foundation is able to help local nonprofits fund youth employment for another summer.
A grant recommendations committee met earlier this month to decide which [...]
Young professionals Brent and Ronda Geers, an attorney and a teacher respectively, are engaged Grand Rapidians. They give back with their time, talent and treasure to a variety of local causes and organizations. Their philanthropic [...]
Donors give for a variety of reasons. For some, the mission of the nonprofit aligns with their values. For others, a life experience may have influenced where they direct their philanthropic support. Some donors simply [...]
During my 28 years at the Community Foundation, I’ve been honored to have met and worked with quite a few of Grand Rapids’ most noted philanthropists. Many of these individuals served as Grand Rapids Community [...]
Last week, the Coalition to End Homelessness released the results of its annual Point in Time count and the numbers reflected a significant (15%) increase in the number of homeless individuals in our community on [...]