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  • Posted on September 28, 2012 – Posted by: Roberta King

    John and Nancy Kennedy Receive Community Foundation Award

    Community philanthropists John and Nancy Kennedy were awarded the Chaille Community Philanthropy Award from Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The Chaille Community Philanthropy Award is given each year to donors who support the work of the Community [...]
  • Posted on August 15, 2012 – Posted by: Roberta King

    $320,000 Awarded for Safe Housing, Fresh Food and Art

    Even as the summer is winding down, Grand Rapids Community Foundation is heating up and this week granted a total of $320,000 to four local organizations. In an effort to promote access to affordable housing through [...]
  • Posted on June 26, 2012 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Slemons Foundation Spends Down

    More Than $4.5 million Grants into Kent County The Slemons Foundation, created in 1965 through the estate of Elmer J. Slemons is officially out of business. On purpose. Slemons, who died that same year at the [...]
  • Posted on June 19, 2012 – Posted by: Roberta King

    2012 Scholarships Top $800,000

      In recent years, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has averaged $650,000 in annual scholarship awards, but this year after receiving 1,877 scholarship applications, it has awarded 574 scholarships totaling $844,250. Thirteen Michigan colleges and universities will receive [...]
  • Posted on June 12, 2012 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Five Organizations Receive Community Foundation Grants

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved five major grants totaling $764,500. The largest grant was awarded to Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids to aid in the support of affordable and quality housing options [...]
  • Posted on June 06, 2012 – Posted by: Laurie Craft

    Changing how we think of homelessness

    At Grand Rapids Community Foundation, we work to create a community that has all of the great qualities that West Michigan has—and to make it better. As an optimist, this is a great place to [...]
  • Posted on May 31, 2012 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Grant Brings Summer Jobs to Grand Rapids Youth

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation is helping local youth gain valuable work experience for the second summer in a row with funds from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  A $900,000 grant was provided to the Community Foundation [...]
  • Posted on April 27, 2012 – Posted by: Kate Luckert Schmid

    Get Out There and Hug a Tree Today!

    Arbor Day is the perfect time to stop and take notice of the tremendous value trees have on our community.  While the beauty of a tree is evident, only recently has research begun to prove [...]