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  • Love & Legacy

    Posted on June 05, 2018

    Love & Legacy
    Be a good person. Do great work. Have an impact. These are principles Chad Zagel and Ellie Frey Zagel live by and ultimately hope to be remembered for. Their estate plan is one of many [...]
  • Organizing Your Legacy

    Posted on May 29, 2018

    Organizing Your Legacy
    Organizing your estate plan is an act of love for your family and your community. We know that the task can seem daunting when you begin to consider how many details there are to track. [...]
  • Remembering John Canepa

    Posted on January 26, 2018

    Remembering John Canepa
    We are saddened by the recent passing of John Canepa. He was a dear friend to many in our community, and is especially loved by Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Grand Rapids and West Michigan’s growth [...]
  • Our Community Hopes for 2018

    Posted on January 02, 2018

    Our Community Hopes for 2018
    As we enter a new year, we enjoy the opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going, and how we can bring light and love to the world around us. The year of [...]
  • Posted on December 18, 2017

    Southern California Wildfires: How to Help
    In early December, massive wildfires began tearing through Southern California. They have destroyed homes and forced hundreds of thousands residents to evacuate. As of December 15, the fire is the third-largest in California history. The [...]
  • Is 2017 the Year to Give Appreciated Assets?

    Posted on December 13, 2017

    Is 2017 the Year to Give Appreciated Assets?
    The uncertainty surrounding potential changes to tax law, particularly as it relates to charitable giving, has our attention. As we move closer to a decision, we feel it is important to share how the possible [...]
  • Will You Be a Changemaker This #GivingTuesday?

    Posted on November 28, 2017

    Will You Be a Changemaker This #GivingTuesday?
    In the upcoming weeks, we all have presents to buy, food to prepare, and decorations to hang, but before we get to far into the holiday frenzy, today we’re inviting you to participate in making [...]
  • Posted on October 11, 2017

    Fall 2017 Current
    Our latest issue of Current features recent grants, the story of Helen and Allen Hunting's passion for the Great Lakes, heartwarming notes from scholarship recipients, an inside look at Kick-Off Camp with Challenge Scholars, and [...]