Grand Rapids Community Foundation (MI)



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.

Web Address

www.grfoundation.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @GRCommFound

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Recent News from Grand Rapids Community Foundation


'Golden age of giving'
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation

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

Initiatives support minority entrepreneurial initiatives in West Michigan
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation

“Grand Rapids Community Foundation is committed to working with community partners like Ferris State University to build an inclusive economy to grow a thriving community,” Foundation President...more

Philanthropy's Seven Deadly Sins
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation, McGregor Fund

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

A new kind of community garden
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

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

East Grand Rapids sets fundraising deadline for artwork installation
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation

-Neither the city nor Community Foundation are responsible for collecting pledges. Installation of the drawing will begin when the $50,000 in cash has been received. The East Grand Rapids City...more

$1 Million in Scholarships for Kent Co. Students
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – There are hundreds of scholarships for students in Kent County, and applying for them has never been easier. Thanks to the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, by...more

GR Public Museum recreates downtown with Legos
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation

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

Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for Jan. 8
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation

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

Start Garden's 100 Days of Ideas, $100K project tackles income inequality
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation

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

Grand Rapids seeking Promise Zone designation to offer youth free college
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation

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

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Kent County, MI

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