Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Community Foundation'


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

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