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 [...]
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 [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Meijer Recognize Successful Area Schools with Cash Award
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 [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards its Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award to John Canepa on October 29 at its annual donor event. Canepa is the retired president of Old Kent Bank (now 5/3 Bank). Not [...]
Michigan College Access Network Announces $364,000 in College Access Planning Grants
$50,000 Awarded to Grand Rapids Community Foundation for Kent County College Access Network
The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) recently announced that 14 communities will collectively [...]
Ruth Bishop, education program officer and Cris Kooyer, education and youth program officer are featured as "Thought Leaders in Education" in Business Review West Michigan.
Each year Ruth and Cris are responsible for overseeing [...]
This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted to approve $213,150 in new grants. The grants address two main areas of need in Kent County including economic growth and health.
Grants to Encourage Healthy [...]
If you’re looking for secure, stable income that provides a higher than average rate of return, now may be the time to consider a charitable gift annuity. On July 1, gift annuity rates increased for [...]
Half of awards go to first generation college students
This fall, 539 local students will start a new year of college knowing they have the support of their community as recipients of scholarships from Grand Rapids [...]
Grand Rapids, Michigan. July 2, 2010 – Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee (YGC) is hosting an Open House Tuesday, August 3, 6:30-8:00 pm, at Grand Rapids Community Foundation, 185 Oakes SW. Current youth [...]
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This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted to approve $1.5 million in grants. The grants address four areas of need in Kent County including economic growth, health, arts and culture [...]
Former Grand Rapids Community Foundation Trustee and Board Chair (1998-1999) Casey Wondergem died June 1. “Casey was a good-hearted and forthright individual. He loved Grand Rapids and was devoted to doing work that made the [...]