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  • 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 copy

    Posted on September 16, 2021 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, fall 2021 copy

    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, 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…
  • Partner Spotlight: African Resource Center

    Posted on March 03, 2021 – Posted by:

    Partner Spotlight: African Resource Center

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Board of Trustees recently approved a $10,000 grant partnership with African Resource Center to support their work in providing trusted social, academic and mentoring support for student refugees from Africa as…
  • Informed Impact: 2019 - 2020 Annual Report

    Posted on October 26, 2020 – Posted by:

    Informed Impact: 2019 - 2020 Annual Report

    Informed Impact The 2019 - 2020 Grand Rapids Community Foundation annual report features nonprofit, community and donor partners working to overcome racial, social and economic justice by building and sustaining an inclusive economy and thriving…
  • Youth in Philanthropy: the beauty of perspective

    Posted on July 10, 2020 – Posted by:

    Youth in Philanthropy: the beauty of perspective

    Clara Kilburn is the outgoing youth trustee on Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Board of Trustees. She also served as a member of the Youth Grant Committee for three years. Clara offers a perspective on the…