Posts by: Amanda St. Pierre

  • Posted on December 11, 2012 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    $290,000 Granted to Strengthen Our Community

    This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees awarded $290,000 in grants to support a variety of projects in the community. Grants include: Arbor Circle—A grant of $75,000 for providing home and school-based intervention services [...]
  • Posted on October 11, 2012 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Five Organizations Receive Community Foundation Grants

    This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved five grants totaling $350,000. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation was awarded $50,000 towards its construction of a two-story Student Learning Center at the Gerald R. Ford [...]
  • Posted on October 10, 2012 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Youth Plant Trees to Honor Community Foundation Donors

    On Saturday, October 13, local teenagers will help Friends of Grand Rapids Parks plant trees in Riverside Park. Each tree planted will be in honor of a donor who recently joined Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s [...]
  • Posted on June 24, 2011 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Community Foundation Awards $644,400 in College Scholarships

    When a family’s annual income is $30,000 or less, the cost for a year of post-secondary education can be staggering.  Grand Rapids Community Foundation believes education beyond high school is a key element to a [...]
  • Posted on October 01, 2010 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Community Foundation Receives $50,000 for Kent County College Access Network

    Michigan College Access Network Announces $364,000 in College Access Planning Grants $50,000 Awarded to Grand Rapids Community Foundation for Kent County College Access Network The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) recently announced that 14 communities will collectively [...]
  • Posted on July 16, 2010 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Foundation Awards $574,275 in Scholarships to Local Students

    Half of awards go to first generation college students This fall, 539 local students will start a new year of college knowing they have the support of their community as recipients of scholarships from Grand Rapids [...]
  • Posted on May 05, 2010 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Community Foundation Announces $207,000 in Education Grants

    Three Grand Rapids Public elementary schools received $91,000 in total grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating measurable success. In addition, 67 teachers and students from [...]
  • Posted on December 17, 2007 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Now Accepting Youth-focused Grant and Service Project Proposals

    Imagine being 17 years old and teaming up with 32 of your peers to give away $50,000. This is what members of Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee do each spring. Kicking [...]
  • Posted on November 08, 2007 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Celebration Toasts Accomplishments of Older Adults Engaged in Advocacy

    Mayor George Heartwell and Grand Rapids Community Foundation President Diana Sieger will be among those speaking at an event on November 16 to celebrate the accomplishments of the Advocates for Senior Issues ‘Civic Engagement through [...]
  • Posted on November 30, 2006 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Community Foundation Joins State Prisoner Re-entry Effort

    A young man was recently released from prison after serving time for drinking and driving. Back in the free world he found himself labeled a felon, unemployed and unable to drive. Wanting desperately [...]