Stories

  • Remembering Tom Fox

    Posted on September 07, 2022 – Posted by:

    Remembering Tom Fox

    We mourn the loss of Tom Fox, a truly generous philanthropist and enthusiastic friend of Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Alongside his wife Mickie, who survives, Tom had a long partnership with the Community Foundation. He…
  • Posted on September 06, 2022 – Posted by:

    Community Foundation Celebrates Chaille Award Winners

    Honoring 100 New Philanthropists In its centennial year, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has met a decade-long goal—completing the 100 New Philanthropists cohort of donor partners. The Community Foundation established the effort in 2012. These partners…
  • PARTNERS in community, summer 2022

    Posted on July 19, 2022 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, summer 2022

    As we near the halfway point of our centennial year, we are eager to share the new issue of PARTNERS in community with you! This second installment in the Centennial Collection of the magazine…
  • Celebrating Rená Guttrich

    Posted on June 27, 2022 – Posted by:

    Celebrating Rená Guttrich

    Rená Guttrich is joyfully retiring after 23 years of service as executive assistant at Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Since joining Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 1999, Rená has provided support for the president, Board of…
  • PARTNERS in community, spring 2022

    Posted on March 15, 2022 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, spring 2022

    Centennial year is here! Grand Rapids Community Foundation is celebrating 100 years of service and impact alongside partners like you. During this year, there will be four specially curated Centennial Collection issues of PARTNERS…
  • Remembering Lena Meijer

    Posted on January 16, 2022 – Posted by:

    Remembering Lena Meijer

    We honor the memory of Lena Meijer, whose gifts were compassion, love and caring. Our community has benefitted greatly from generosity of the Meijer family. In 2006, Grand Rapids Community Foundation awarded Fred and Lena…
  • PARTNERS in community, winter 2021

    Posted on December 14, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, winter 2021

    As we approach our centennial year, Grand Rapids Community Foundation is renewing our commitment to this community using the power of collaboration with our partners to ensure all voices are heard. In the winter…
  • Planning personal and impactful gifts

    Posted on October 21, 2021 – Posted by:

    Planning personal and impactful gifts

    Donor partners give in ways that are personal to them and impactful for our community. In 1929, Grand Rapids Community Foundation received its first major bequest from the estate of Mary Metz. Since then,…
  • PARTNERS in community, fall 2021

    Posted on September 16, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, fall 2021

    The fall issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation and our partners are adapting, using our collective power and resources to overcome the most pressing issues of the day.…
  • PARTNERS in community, summer 2021

    Posted on June 22, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, summer 2021

    The summer issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation and our partners share our collective power and resources to overcome the most pressing issues of the day. Inside you…
  • Partner Spotlight: Shannon Cohen, Inc.

    Posted on March 29, 2021 – Posted by:

    Partner Spotlight: Shannon Cohen, Inc.

    The stories of incredible strength, resilience and inspirational collaboration that have emerged over the last year are certainly worth celebrating. But, as we celebrate the silver linings of a difficult year, we should also examine…
  • PARTNERS in community, Spring 2021

    Posted on March 24, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, Spring 2021

    The spring issue of PARTNERS in community explores the ways Grand Rapids Community Foundation is working alongside our partners toward recovery and renewal. As we continue to navigate two pandemics - COVID-19 and the existing…