Each year, high school students in Kent County actively participate in Grand Rapids Community Foundation grantmaking by joining the Youth Grant Committee (YGC). Students in this year-long, intensive volunteer activity reviewed 29 grant proposals and [...]
What does a Disney movie star from “High School Musical” and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation have in common?Both helped three local elementary schools celebrate educational achievements made this year by hosting an event June [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation was honored to receive five PRoof awards recently from the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America.
Gold Award for Newsletter—Current
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The Board of Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved grants totaling $813,650 to a variety of nonprofit organizations in Kent County.
Kent Intermediate School District received $133,651 to provide diversity training for all ninth [...]
This week, families can learn about the many options children have for fending off summer boredom by attending the Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s first Summer Camp Expo. Summer camps and enrichment programs from throughout [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation has received four gold awards and two bronze awards for excellence in communication from the Council on Foundation’s 2008 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program. Each year, this program recognizes private [...]
Remember the wholesome benefits of summer camp—learning to swim, canoeing, arts and crafts, and round the clock activities? Grand Rapids Community Foundation believes every child should experience summer camp fun. That’s why the [...]
Each year, teachers and students from Grand Rapids Catholic, Christian and public schools have the opportunity to apply for Excellence in Education grants. These grants provide funds for projects that enhance learning, but are [...]
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently appointed Paul T. Doyle as chair of its board of trustees. Doyle is the director of community health strategy for Spectrum Health Healthier Communities. Cecile C. Fehsenfeld will serve [...]