On November 21, 2008, Grand Rapids Community Foundation dedicated its new home. With 125 donors, Trustees, staff and the media in attendance, Mayor George Heartwell dedicated the building and Rabbi Al Lewis gave it a [...]
The Gift of All: A Community of Givers
On Wednesday, November 26, at 8 p.m., a new documentary, The Gift of All: A Community of Givers, will be broadcast over WGVU-TV, featuring interviews with local philanthropists.
Multi-year grant will help sustain program that aims to strengthen West Michigan’s economy and create jobs through innovation.
The Board of Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved a grant of $500,000, over two years [...]
Provision Permits Tax-free Charitable Transfers from IRAs
As part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a two-year extension of Charitable IRA legislation, making it easier for [...]
The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) recently announced its selection for the 2008-2009 class of its Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program. Jonse Young, donor services director at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation is one [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Kevin Harmelink as controller. In this new role Kevin is responsible for the Community Foundation’s accounting activities and oversees facilities management and human resources.
“I am really [...]
Over $300,000 awarded to support youth programs in Kent County
This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees awarded grants totaling $530,000 to nonprofit organizations in Kent County.
Camp Newaygo will use a $100,000 grant to [...]
This summer, while many young people are riding bicycles or playing video games, those involved in the New Hope Baptist Church Summer Youth Program are learning about our government and how it works through Youth [...]
Large Increase in Scholarships Awarded to Grand Rapids Public School Graduates
With the number of minority students attending college doubling in the last 30 years, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has made a concerted effort to increase [...]
Below please find a message and charitable opportunity the Grand Rapids Community Foundation received from a fellow community foundation to the south.
Update from The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
The GCRCF has opened a Flood [...]
Grand Rapids, Michigan—This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees awarded grants totaling $363,000 to nonprofit organizations in Kent County.
Brown-Hutcherson Ministries will use a $25,000 grant for its Project COOL, which provides [...]