She’s a native West Michigander who grew up in Grand Rapids. Megan Sall left the community to serve, explore and work before growing roots in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids.
“Prior to my current [...]
New to Grand Rapids, Jason Franklin, PhD, is exuberant about philanthropy, his new house in Eastown and community philanthropy. In less than a year, the first W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Johnson Center [...]
February 24, 2016, Grand Rapids, Mich. – In her State of the City address, Mayor Bliss called attention to a citywide goal of achieving 40 percent tree canopy as core to our city’s environmental sustainability [...]
Regardless of age, our lives are integrated with digital technology. Whether you use a smart phone and text, or maintain multiple email and social media accounts; conduct online banking, shopping or pay bills—we are connected [...]
Planned giving—those two words conjure up images of lawyers, accountants and stacks of legal documents. What many of us don’t realize is just how simple it can be to designate a portion of our estates [...]
January 20, 2016—Grand Rapids Community Foundation today announced a $500,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. The grant will support Habitat Kent’s Building Blocks strategy that focuses on neighborhood revitalization in Grand Rapids’ [...]
Philanthropy is about finding long-term solutions to a community's problems, but it is also how we respond in a crisis. We urge you to consider doing something for the people of Flint. Beyond donating water--which [...]
Last month, the Community Foundation hosted a Knotty Cocktails event on the housing affordability challenges facing Grand Rapids and many other communities across the country (you can view the 45 minute panel discussion here).
The event [...]
The IRA Charitable Rollover has been permanently extended! Here's what it means for you:
If you're age 70½ or older, you may be able to take advantage of an important incentive for charitable giving. Congress recently [...]