Making change since 1922

Our Grand Rapids Community Foundation

For West Michigan to grow, we need to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to help design the future of this place we call home. With the talent, diverse perspectives and ideas of many, we believe that inequities must be dismantled and then together, we can build an inclusive economy and thriving local community. 

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Gifts, Growth, Grants + Leadership

We Love Our Community!

As Kent County's philanthropic leader, the grants we award each year are made possible by financial gifts from donors—people who care about the greater Grand Rapids community and want to see it thrive. Our endowment relies on donor gifts and market growth for its success.

We lead by bringing people together to solve complicated community problems, realizing that for some issues there are no immediate solutions or simple answers.

By The Numbers

Community Impact

  • $306 Million in Assets

    At the close of the fiscal year (June 30, 2016), the Community Foundation held assets totaling just over $306 million.

  • $13 Million in Grants + Scholarships

    Last year, over $13 million was invested in community and students in the form of grants and scholarships.

  • For further financial information, you can download the 2014-2015 annual report below.

    Annual Report (PDF)

Philanthropists Among Us

The Community Foundation wraps up all the things we care about—education, health and children. It's here to enrich our community, and that’s important to us. We’ve been involved with the Community Foundation for many years and see good things happening. The people who work there and those who support it are powerhouses.

Phil and Kathy Vogelsang
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