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  • Posted on March 15, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    What is this thing called Leadership?

    Here's a "sneak preview" of my article in our newsletter Current "hitting stands" this week:I often muse that writing about what Grand Rapids Community Foundation does would be easier if we only funded solutions for [...]
  • Posted on March 09, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    DONOR ADVISORS: Arvin and Pearl Tap

    Wanting to be good stewards of the many gifts bestowed upon them, Arvin and Pearl Tap established a private family foundation. For many years, the couple received great pleasure in supporting specific faith-based organizations. Through [...]
  • Posted on March 08, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Paul M. Keep Joins Foundation's Board of Trustees

    Paul M. Keep was recently elected to a four-year term on Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Board of Trustees. Paul is editor of The Grand Rapids Press, a position he's held since July 2009. Prior to [...]
  • Posted on March 01, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    New Grants Total $635,000

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved grants totaling $635,000 to the following nonprofit organizations in Kent County. Catherine’s Health Center received $100,000 to help the organization refurbish and move into the currently vacant [...]
  • Posted on February 24, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Rough waters ---> great leadership!

    I've been struggling with a variety of situations and issues relating to community politics and GRCF strategies. How to convey this in this blog presents a challenge. The original intent behind this blog initiated in [...]
  • Posted on February 08, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    What's Your Art? Go to!

    Last April, I called together the CEOs from our area's larger arts and cultural organizations along with our colleagues from the Frey and Steelcase Foundations to discuss the impact of the recession and how they [...]
  • Posted on February 04, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    DONOR ADVISORS: Herb and Glenna Knape

    In 1950, newlyweds Herb and Glenna Knape built a small house on Fisk Lake with one bedroom and a nursery. By 1960, both the house and the family had grown… the house to five bedrooms, and [...]
  • Posted on January 11, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Social networks and philanthropy

    For the past 18 months, I have been an active participant on Twitter and Facebook. Some view this as "who cares what you had for dinner" or "what's the big deal about tracking every [...]
  • Posted on December 21, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Grant Launches Arts Awareness Campaign

    Last spring and summer in two meetings, Grand Rapids Community Foundation gathered local arts leaders to discuss their needs and issues surrounding short-term growth and sustainability in light of the economic downturn. The consensus of [...]
  • Posted on December 16, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    $150,000 in Grants for Economic and Workforce Development

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved $150,000 in grants that will support local economic and workforce development in 2010. Nonprofits receiving these grant awards include: Grand Valley State University awarded [...]
  • Posted on November 09, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Area Elementary Schools Honored as Meijer 'Good Schools'

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Meijer Recognize Successful Area Schools with Cash AwardFour Grand Rapids elementary schools received $139,000 in grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating [...]
  • Posted on November 03, 2009 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Ed Wong Ligda Mural Nears Completion

    Even before Grand Rapids Community Foundation moved into its new home at Grandville and Oakes, a mural by Ed Wong-Ligda was in the plans. In the lobby, near the fireplace, a large open space was [...]