Partners in Community, winter 2024

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Discover the latest issue of PARTNERS in community! Welcoming LaSandra Gaddy as Grand Rapids Community Foundation's new president and CEO, our winter edition features inspiring stories on wellness investments, insights from Our Mental Health Collective, and tips on making a meaningful impact through a Donor Advised fund. We hope you will be inspired - read the entire magazine here.

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LaSandra Gaddy: Getting to Know Our President and CEO

As she steps into her newest role as president and CEO of Grand Rapids Community Foundation, LaSandra is focused on listening and carefully evaluating what is, so that together we can make strides toward a more equitable community. Learn more about what brought her to the Community Foundation, her family's influence on her philanthropy and more. Click here to read the article.

How We Give: Highlighting Donor Advised Funds

The first installment in a new series, this How We Give article focuses on Donor Advised funds. Read about how Donor Advised funds, whether established at the Community Foundation or another institution, can be used to make grants to nonprofit organizations and leave a mark on our community. Click here to read.

Investments in Wellness

Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been exploring what it means to invest in wellness with a renewed focus. In this article read about the ways community has been elevating wellness as a priority, partnerships to support mental health and trauma supports and an introspective look at the Community Foundation. Click here to read.

Our Mental Health Collective

Our Mental Health Collective, previously known as Mental Health Clinicians of Color in Grand Rapids, strives to provide culturally responsive and affirming mental health care resources for communities and professionals of color. Within five years, Our Mental Health Collective has created a supportive network for mental health clinicians and a directory of providers to increase access for individuals seeking care. Learn more about their work, click here to read.

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