• Posted on May 19, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Diana Sieger Elected to National Board

    Diana R. Sieger, president, Grand Rapids Community Foundation was recently elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foundations. Sieger has held the position of president at the [...]
  • Posted on April 30, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Five PR Awards for Foundation

      Grand Rapids Community Foundation won four gold awards and Best in Show at the West Michigan chapter of the Public Relations Society of America’s PRoof Awards on April 29, 2010. The Community Foundation won the [...]
  • Posted on April 01, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Named Best and Brightest

    For the seventh consecutive year Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been named to the list of "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For." The competition is sponsored by by the Michigan Business and Professional Association. Award [...]
  • Posted on March 30, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Multimedia Contest Gives Teens a Chance at Cash Awards

    The 32 Kent County high school students who make up Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee want to get teens thinking about philanthropy.  That’s why they’re challenging their peers to create a video, audio [...]
  • Posted on March 08, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Paul M. Keep Joins Foundation's Board of Trustees

    Paul M. Keep was recently elected to a four-year term on Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Board of Trustees. Paul is editor of The Grand Rapids Press, a position he's held since July 2009. Prior to [...]
  • Posted on March 01, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    New Grants Total $635,000

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved grants totaling $635,000 to the following nonprofit organizations in Kent County. Catherine’s Health Center received $100,000 to help the organization refurbish and move into the currently vacant [...]
  • Posted on December 21, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Grant Launches Arts Awareness Campaign

    Last spring and summer in two meetings, Grand Rapids Community Foundation gathered local arts leaders to discuss their needs and issues surrounding short-term growth and sustainability in light of the economic downturn. The consensus of [...]
  • Posted on December 16, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    $150,000 in Grants for Economic and Workforce Development

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved $150,000 in grants that will support local economic and workforce development in 2010. Nonprofits receiving these grant awards include: Grand Valley State University awarded [...]
  • Posted on November 09, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Area Elementary Schools Honored as Meijer 'Good Schools'

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Meijer Recognize Successful Area Schools with Cash AwardFour Grand Rapids elementary schools received $139,000 in grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating [...]
  • Posted on November 03, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Ed Wong Ligda Mural Nears Completion

    Even before Grand Rapids Community Foundation moved into its new home at Grandville and Oakes, a mural by Ed Wong-Ligda was in the plans. In the lobby, near the fireplace, a large open space was [...]
  • Posted on November 01, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    New Photos from 2009 Donor Open House

    Over two days in late October, more than 300 Grand Rapids Community Foundation donors joined in autumn fun at donor open houses. It was the first time we’ve been able to host a donor reception [...]