Publications

  • Posted on April 14, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Awards $375,000 in New Grants

    In 1940, Grand Rapids Community Foundation made its first grant to a fledgling art school in Grand Rapids. It was followed by subsequent grants of $100 each in 1941 for the Kendall Memorial School and [...]
  • Posted on April 08, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    (Re-)Engaging Boomers for Community Good

    10 Nonprofits Awarded $5,000 Each to Create Encore Teams People 50+ want to make a meaningful difference in the community, but lack the platform to do good work.Nonprofits make a meaningful difference, but lack the manpower [...]
  • Posted on March 16, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Receives Pillar Award

    Women’s Resource Center honored Grand Rapids Community Foundation at its 2011 Pillar Awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 16. The Pillar Award recognizes employers who make significant efforts to empower women in the workplace.  The Community Foundation [...]
  • Posted on February 09, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Grant Improves Access to Local Fruits and Vegetables

    To address the need for access to fresh produce in underserved urban communities, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has awarded a $150,000 grant to Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program.  The program will encourage [...]
  • Posted on January 24, 2011 – Posted by: Roberta King

    New Faces on Committees

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently added several community members to two of its committees. Joining the Audit Committee is Dori Danko, assistant director of, and accounting instructor at School of Accounting, Seidman School of Business at [...]
  • Posted on December 20, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    IRA Rollover Returns

    Foundation, nonprofit leaders and donors in Michigan and throughout the nation are applauding President Obama’s signing of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, which includes a reinstatement of the [...]
  • Posted on December 15, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Laurie Beard Elected Trustee, New Chair Named

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is pleased to announced that Laurie Beard will begin a three year team as Trustee starting in 2011. Also Carol Karr, attorney with Miller Johnson will chair the Board and Eva [...]
  • Posted on December 14, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Foundation Awards $850K in Grants

    The Board of Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $850,000 in grants--the largest--$350,000 going to Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. The grant will help support [...]
  • Posted on November 18, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Good Schools Students Celebrate

    Three Grand Rapids elementary schools received $91,000 in grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating measurable success. The Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program is an [...]