2017-2018 Annual Report
A community is defined by the people who call it home. Our community has the potential to be anything we want it to be. There is potential everywhere in West Michigan—potential that can break [...]
This winter’s PARTNERS in community focuses on legacy. Below you will find a few links to featured articles, but click here to read the entire magazine! You’ll read stories of two leaders making an impact [...]
Posted on October 11, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee
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 [...]
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 [...]
June 14, 2016 - Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards 630 scholarships to deserving students. This year’s awards totaled the foundation’s largest sum yet of $1,148,150.
“We are pleased to be able to award over $1 million [...]
February 24, 2016, Grand Rapids, Mich. – In her State of the City address, Mayor Bliss called attention to a citywide goal of achieving 40 percent tree canopy as core to our city’s environmental sustainability [...]
January 20, 2016—Grand Rapids Community Foundation today announced a $500,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. The grant will support Habitat Kent’s Building Blocks strategy that focuses on neighborhood revitalization in Grand Rapids’ [...]
Our LGBT Fund at Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently awarded its first grant—$20,000—to a new collaborative project between Arbor Circle and the Lesbian Gay Community Network of Western Michigan (The Network) for a program that [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation today announced a $300,000 grant to Arbor Circle to expand outreach, interventions, and services for runaway and homeless youth. The grant made possible by Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Fund for Community [...]
On Friday, October 23, 2015 Grand Rapids Community Foundation will have its annual donor celebration and present the Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award to Armen Oumedian, retired senior Vice President of Rapistan.
Oumedian and his late [...]