Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Community Foundation'


West Michigan community foundations return the investment

In the field of philanthropy, ROI means more than a number.

October 23, 2015
Community foundations are catalytic engines in West Michigan, seeking to create lasting positive change through charitable giving, and evaluating their return on investment can be difficult to quantify in terms of social impact. Read More

Policy changes play significant role in philanthropy decisions

Foundations keep a close eye on federal and state charitable giving laws.

October 23, 2015
In an effort to encourage individuals and businesses to build community foundations’ permanent endowments, Michigan became one of the first states to sign a tax credit policy into law, on Dec. 29, 1988. Read More

Estate gives $2M to foundation fund

August 5, 2015
An estate has bequeathed more than $2 million to a fund managed by a local foundation. Read More

Nonprofit wins grant for incarcerated women

July 9, 2015
A nonprofit has won a grant to help give incarcerated women at Kent County Jail an opportunity to succeed. Read More

Campaign raises $33.6M for Challenge Scholars program

Students from city’s west side now have a clearer path toward college.

May 29, 2015
Funding for an innovative program developed by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Grand Rapids Public Schools has surpassed the $32 million goal. Read More

Nonprofit wins $100K social enterprise grant

May 29, 2015
A downtown nonprofit has won a $100,000 grant to help fund a business-to-business entrepreneurial training program for teens and young adults. Read More

Colleges share grant for civic engagement

December 22, 2014
A trio of local colleges will share a grant from a foundation to help students and their schools partner with the community. Read More

Diana Sieger stewards community endowment

December 2, 2014
For nearly 27 years, Diana Sieger has led, served and fostered philanthropic and community initiatives in Kent County as president of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Read More

Foundation reaches LGBT donation goal

Funds will be used to help with challenges faced by youth.

October 10, 2014
Grand Rapids’ lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents have found a supportive and generous friend in the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Read More

Foundation awards $354K for summer youth employment programs

July 8, 2014
A foundation is helping West Michigan's youth have a more productive summer. Read More