Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Community Foundation'


Foundations award $300K to Grand Rapids for eviction prevention

October 30, 2017
Two local foundations have awarded a total of $300,000 to the city for a program aimed at improving housing stability. Read More

Foundation awards minority legal scholarships

June 30, 2017
A foundation has awarded scholarships backed by a local law firm to six minority law students. Read More

Partners launch program to prevent homelessness

June 19, 2017
A program is launching in the area to help families at risk of homelessness from finding themselves on the streets or in emergency shelters. Read More

Nonprofit wins grant for tech training program

June 8, 2017
A local nonprofit has earned a grant from a foundation to support technology training for working individuals. Read More

LGBT fund awards grants

May 18, 2017
Our LGBT Fund at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $47,500 to four West Michigan nonprofits that serve homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. Read More

Grant boosts neighborhood revitalization on city’s west side

January 22, 2016
An affordable housing campaign on the city’s west side is getting a boost from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Read More

Change Ups: Foundation elects chair, vice chair, trustee

January 15, 2016
Grand Rapids Community Foundation is starting 2016 with a new board chair and vice chair and a new trustee. Read More

Assure a seat at the table for the community ‘doers,’ not just the donors

December 18, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal made a point last week of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce advancements in planning and programs for increasingly large Hispanic-owned businesses, and spending less time in discussions that result only in checking off (someone else’s) box on a form labeled “diversity effort.” Read More

Community foundation’s LGBT fund issues first grant

The $20K will be used to address suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth.

December 18, 2015
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently announced its Our LGBT Fund has awarded its first grant — worth $20,000 — to benefit Safe and Supported, a project co-created by Arbor Circle and the Lesbian Gay Community Network of Western Michigan, also known as The Network. Read More

Chamber receives $50K grant

December 18, 2015
One mission to develop minority businesses in Grand Rapids is $50,000 richer. Read More