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 [...]
July 30, 2015—Celebrated across the country for its charitable spirit and known for its growing medical/healthcare community, Grand Rapids provides unparalleled amenities and services to residents across the region in part through the generous contributions [...]
Indian Trails Camp is known for providing individuals with disabilities an enriched life through recreation, advocacy and meaningful relationships. Unfortunately, when rain falls at Indian Trails Camp, the spirits of campers fall as well.
A $100,00 [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation today announced a $52,000 grant to the Women’s Resource Center (WRC). The grant will support WRC’s New Beginnings program; a service that provides incarcerated women at Kent County Jail with gender-responsive [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation announced today that it has exceeded the $32 million goal for its innovative Challenge Scholars program by raising $33.6 million toward the first phase of building the scholarship endowment. The public [...]
Paul Keep was recently elected Chair of Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The incoming Vice Chair is Laurie Finney Beard.
Keep has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2010 and served [...]
Our LGBT (lesbian, gay biexual, transgender) Fund, a new field of interest fund at Grand Rapids Community Foundation has reached $270,000 in community donations, exceeding the original goal and 1:1 match set in August. Shelley [...]
For the fourth summer in a row, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s youth employment grants are making it possible for 350 local low-income youth to participate in soft skills training, job readiness preparation, and summer jobs [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the area’s largest scholarship provider, this year broke the $1M mark for the first time in history. It awarded 642 scholarships for a total $1,099,400, more than double the $544,500 distributed [...]