• Posted on November 08, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    PR Intern Sought

    Intern Job Description/Posting Winter 2012 Grand Rapids Community Foundation 15-20 hours per week, pay $8.40 per hourStarting January until mid-May, 2012 Duties: Conduct research, perform interviews and write about Community Foundation grantees, donors and areas of funding for use [...]
  • Posted on October 18, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Greg and Meg Willit Receive Community Foundation Award

    Community philanthropists Greg Willit and Meg Miller Willit were awarded the Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award from Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The award is given each year to donors who support the work of the Community [...]
  • Posted on August 10, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Awards $269,500 in New Grants

    Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $269,500 in grants aiming to promote social enrichment, civic engagement and healthy ecosystems. John Ball Zoological Society was awarded $150,000 toward its $12 million fundraising effort to expand [...]
  • Posted on June 22, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Philanthropy Supports Local Summer Youth Employment

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is helping local youth gain valuable work experience this summer with the help of a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The Community Foundation was awarded this grant to redistribute [...]
  • Posted on June 15, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Helps put Students on the Path to College

    $4.5m expected to be poured into GRPS schools over next ten years for college pathways coordinator, math/literacy coaches Additional $3m annually expected to be granted for college scholarships June 15, 2011--Signifying the beginning of a long-term [...]
  • Posted on June 06, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Michigan Tax Credit Sunsets in 2012

    In early May, the Michigan Legislature passed the governor's tax reform package in a close vote, with Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley casting the tie-breaking vote in the Senate. This bill eliminates Michigan’s three charitable tax [...]
  • Posted on June 06, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Street Work Around GRCF

    Expect Delays. As road construction season begins in Michigan, Grand Rapids Community Foundation will also be experiencing its own street improvements. Overall, new water mains, storm sewers, street lighting, brick pavers, landscaping, bike loops and benches [...]
  • Posted on May 25, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    May is Leave a Legacy Month

    Governor Rick Snyder proclaimed May 2011 as Leave A Legacy Month in the State of Michigan. “Leave A Legacy” is a public awareness campaign that encourages citizens to make a charitable contribution to make a [...]
  • Posted on May 06, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Encore Team Grants Available Again

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is seeking proposals from Kent County organizations interested in launching Encore Project Teams – cadres of volunteers age 50+ who come together to address an important organizational need – and is [...]
  • Posted on May 05, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Foundation is Named Best and Brightest Elite Winner

    For the eighth consecutive year, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been named one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). This annual award [...]