Grand Rapids Community Foundation leads the community in making positive, sustainable change. Through its grantmaking and leadership initiatives it helps to foster academic achievement, build economic prosperity, achieve healthy ecosystems, encourage healthy people, support social enrichment, and create vibrant neighborhoods.
That's according to research by Michael Moody, Frey Foundation chair for Family Philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. He said the next generation of...more
How can the impulse to help others, which led to $390 billion in philanthropic giving in 2016 according to GivingUSA, be coupled with the concept of sin? Many people are familiar with the sins of the...more
Thanks to the support of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Urban Roots is thrilled to be hosting a full day of training for individuals, community organizations, schools, and nonprofits to learn...more
Builders with the West Michigan Lego Users Group created the display, complete with operating trams, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Building, a section of the Grand River, and a few other...more
Several builders with the West Michigan Lego Users group created this display, complete with operating trams, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Building, a section of the Grand River, and a few...more
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation is providing a $100,000 grant to help cover the administrative project costs, including a staff position to manage the project. Gloria Lara, CEO of the Michigan...more
The initiative is a partnership with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation launched in 2013. The foundation has raised more than $33 million toward this effort, plus contributes $500,000 annually...more