In a community where every person can thrive, access to opportunities aren’t one-size-fits-all. Instead, people can pursue the paths that best fit their goals at the time that is right for them.
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Born Grand Rapidians, Jan and John Heerspink graduated from Calvin University (formerly Calvin College) before heading off to Ann Arbor. “We were married in 1966 and said we were never moving back to this provincial [...]
This winter we asked a few partners to share why they choose to volunteer with Grand Rapids Community Foundation. They share their knowledge and experiences on some of our committees. Community voice and input is [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation's recent issue of PARTNERS in community is ready for you to read and enjoy! This winter we are excited to bring you stories of the various ways our partners are engaged in [...]
Among the greatest gifts we receive at Grand Rapids Community Foundation are stories from partners like you. Stories of how your experiences have shaped your life. Stories of why you give of your time, talent and treasure to [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation is among the international grant partners selected for W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s new Catalyzing Community Giving cohort. The initiative seeks to amplify locally-driven philanthropy by and for communities of color, and [...]
Selma Tucker wants his gifts of time, talent and treasure to help people build better lives
Selma Tucker arrived in Grand Rapids by way of Grand Valley State University. As a young man living in a [...]
Congratulations to Eva Aguiree Cooper, recipient of the 2019 Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award.
For Eva, philanthropy isn't just about donations and volunteering - it's how she lives her life. Her countless contributions include serving on nonprofit [...]
Karen Kania and Peg McClure plan to create a fund to focused on addressing basic needs
Karen Kania and Peg McClure both grew up in the Grand Rapids area. They come from similar backgrounds and value [...]
Grand Rapids Community Foundation's recent issue of PARTNERS in community is ready for you to read and enjoy! This summer we are excited to bring you stories of youth engagement. Below you will find links to view featured [...]
Each year a diverse team of high schoolers works together to impact the community by serving on our Youth Grant Committee. They recently celebrated the culmination of their year by announcing $50,000 in grant partnerships [...]