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Brook Trout Study in Rogue River Watershed

The Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project is funded by the Frey Foundation, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Wege Foundation, the Wolverine World Wide Foundation, and the Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited.

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July 23, 2015
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Second Green Team works to improve Rogue River

The Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project is funded by the Frey Foundation, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Wege Foundation, the Wolverine World Wide Foundation, and the Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited.

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The Post
August 6, 2015
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Estate gives $2M to foundation fund

Grand Rapids Community Foundation said last week that the estate of the late Dr. Jack Lukens and his late wife, Katy Lukens, has granted the funds to The Dr. Jack and Katy Lukens Fund, a Donor Advised Fund at the foundation. The fund now totals more than $ ...

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Grand Rapids Business Journal
August 4, 2015
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Event to help same-sex couples considering marriage

(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s LGBT Fund is hosting a community event Tuesday night for same-sex couples considering marriage. The event, which will be held at the Foundation in downtown ...

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July 28, 2015
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New Pittsburgh Symphony CEO confronts budget, attendance issues

Let's find a reason to call him. “I had just gotten a large grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, and they wanted measurable results. And so I called him. I didn't know at the time that his smallest client was a million dollars a year or more.

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PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
August 8, 2015
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Grand Rapids woman goes from inmate to mentor

Addressed to her, it contains words of gratitude for her mentorship in the New Beginnings program, which recently received a $52,000 grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The letter is signed by Ronda Garmon, a former participant in the Women ...

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August 5, 2015
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Company Overview of Grand Rapids Community Foundation, The

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that has $171 million worth of assets under management. The organization promotes the arts, community development, education, the environment, health, and human service in Grand Rapids ...

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August 3, 2015
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Grand Rapids Community Foundation given 'Diversity Visionary' award

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Community Foundation was named the 2014 recipient of the Diversity Visionary Award by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been a true leader in fostering a more ...

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January 17, 2014
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GRCC Receives Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarship Awards

Since 1945, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation has provided students with the chance to fund their educational aspirations, and this year is no different. “Through providing scholarships, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been increasing ...

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June 24, 2015
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$100,000 Grant to Indian Trails Camp for Kate Pew Wolters Center

Unfortunately, when rain falls at Indian Trails Camp, the spirits of campers fall as well. A $100,000 grant from Grand Rapids Community Foundation will help Indian Trails Camp build the new Kate Pew Wolters Center. The building is named for Kate Pew ...

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Press Release Point
July 21, 2015
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Analysis finds Community Health Systems fairly valued Metro Health in JV proposal

At a public forum hosted in April by the attorney general’s office, some speakers suggested that the net proceeds from the sale should go to the Grand Rapids Community Foundation to support health care-related grants. Grand Rapids Community Foundation ...

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July 26, 2015
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Anila Quayyum Agha Wins Both the Public and the Jury Award at ArtPrize

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the organization behind the Our LGBT ... shown at the Harris Building (Time-Based), and public vote Grand Prize winner Anila Quayyum Agha (Installation) The juried winners in those categories are: Sonya Clark for ...

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October 10, 2014
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Grand Rapids Community Foundation welcomes first CFO

He also worked as director and CFO of contract manufacturing with Amway. He has served as a member of the board of directors for the Gerber Foundation since 1996. “Stan brings a wide range of financial expertise to the Community Foundation,” President ...

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MiBiz
May 18, 2015
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Giving Tuesday is just around the corner

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation believes that everyone can be a philanthropist and that giving back is vital to a connected community. Be part of Giving Tuesday this year on December 1 st and beyond. Find out more information about how you can get ...

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November 10, 2015
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International interfaith leader to speak at GV

"GVSU has been trying to get Eboo Patel on campus to speak for years, and we are excited that his visit is now aligning with the Kaufman Interfaith Institute's Year of Interfaith Service Initiative and Grand Rapids Community Foundation Grant," Gordon said.

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November 9, 2015
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Fundraising campaign kicks off for Saranac Promise scholarship program

Geiger said the organization has established an endowment with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation as an additional means to fundraise. “It allows us to be apart of a larger organization,” Geiger said. “As we get more money, we can put that into ...

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Sentinel-Standard
November 5, 2015
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Why Grand Rapids Community Foundation is one of the 'best places to work'

RELATED: How the Grand Rapids Community Foundation helps donors carry on the tradition of giving to the next generation What makes the foundation a good place to work? Employees say it’s a place where ideas and innovation are valued and encouraged ...

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MLive
April 8, 2012
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Diana Sieger develops growth at Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Editor’s note: Each issue of the Influential Women enewsletter will feature a profile of one of the Business Journal’s reigning 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan. The profile first appeared in the event program. The many reasons for the ...

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Grand Rapids Business Journal
June 16, 2013
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GRCF Presents Philanthropy Award to Allan and Claudia Carlson

Each year Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards the Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award to a Community Foundation donor(s) who exemplifies the spirit of community philanthropy. The award was established as tribute to William Jackson “Jack ...

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The Rapidian
October 28, 2009
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Meijer employees eligible to receive college scholarship

Meijer team members and their children will have a chance to receive up to $10,000 this year to further their college education with the Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship, a competitive scholarship administered by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

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March 7, 2012
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East Grand Rapids celebrates opening of Reeds Lake trail boardwalk

The new elevated boardwalk is 14-feet wide and 500-feet long. Work on the boardwalk was funded by MDOT, the City of East Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Grand Rapids Township and private donations. Read or Share this story ...

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WZZM 13
October 9, 2015
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Former Campbell Soup CEO, two others named Hope College trustees

the Grand Rapids Symphony and Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Mary Bauman of Grand Rapids was re-elected to a second four-year term as chair of the Board of Trustees, while Mark VanGenderen of Cedarburg, Wisconsin replaces the Rev. Bill Boersma of ...

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October 23, 2015
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Meijer scholarships available to team members and their children

Meijer team members and their children have a chance to receive up to $10,000 to further their college education with the Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship, a competitive scholarship administered by Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Last year, the program ...

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Midland Daily News
March 1, 2014
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Make time for Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 1 is Giving Tuesday and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation is encouraging residents and businesses across West Michigan to take part. “West Michigan’s commitment to its nonprofit organizations is undeniable, but as the region’s ...

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November 30, 2015
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Nonprofit wins grant for incarcerated women

A nonprofit has won a grant to help give incarcerated women at Kent County Jail an opportunity to succeed. The Grand Rapids Community Foundation said yesterday that it has approved a $52,000 grant for the Women’s Resource Center in Grand Rapids ...

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Grand Rapids Business Journal
July 9, 2015
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GRPS, Community Foundation: Scholarship fund growing

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Grand Rapids Community Foundation and the Grand Rapids Public Schools district on Tuesday announced a $32 million campaign to support the Challenge Scholars program. That program aims to provide thousands of West Side ...

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May 6, 2014
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ArtPrize 2014: Art Tour Kicks Off Class in Style for Special Needs Students

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is a sponsor of the wristband program, along with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. “(ArtPrize) does open up your mind to what art can be,” she said. “It expands their definition of art and helps them be ...

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A Healthier Michigan
September 27, 2014
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One Year Anniversary: Four GR Mission Workers Killed in Haiti

The family has started a memorial fund in Mathew’s honor with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Their goal is to help poverty stricken students to afford a higher education. “Community Foundation has something set up with Harrison Park Elementary.

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January 12, 2014
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Charities get about third of donations at holidays

Diana Sieger, president of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation joined the WZZM 13 News at 5 to talk about Giving Tuesday. See more in the video above. Read or Share this story: http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/metro/2015/12/01/charities-get-about ...

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December 1, 2015
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JUST IN: Belding City Council collaborating with Belrockton Museum to repair steps

Members of the Belding City Council approved a motion Tuesday night at the Pere Marquette Depot to establish a Belrockton fund agreement between the city and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. A decision on the money donated from the Blanche E.

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The Daily News
December 2, 2015
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Former Campbell Soup CEO, two others named Hope College trustees

the Grand Rapids Symphony and Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Mary Bauman of Grand Rapids was re-elected to a second four-year term as chair of the Board of Trustees, while Mark VanGenderen of Cedarburg, Wisconsin replaces the Rev. Bill Boersma of ...

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October 23, 2015
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$300,000 Grant to Expand Runaway and Homeless Youth Services in West Michigan

Grand Rapids Community Foundation today announced a $300,000 grant to Arbor Circle to expand outreach, interventions, and services for runaway and homeless youth. The grant made possible by Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Fund for Community Good and ...

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December 8, 2015
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Federal legislation eases burden on foundations investing in aligned businesses

Other nonprofit executives tend to agree. “It has a much more social purpose behind it,” said Laurie Craft, program director for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. “I think as time goes on and people recognize the value of local investment — in ...

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December 4, 2015
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Area colleges unite for community-based learning

The EDI is funded by a grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, which the leadership team from the collaborating institutions used to develop the initiative by gathering best practices from similar projects at universities across the nation.

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December 7, 2015
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Students use leaf packs to monitor Cedar Creek

The Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project is funded by the Frey Foundation, Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Wege Foundation, the Wolverine World Wide Foundation, and the Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited.

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The Post
November 30, 2015
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Legal services for immigrant children expanded

Grand Rapids, March 6, 2015: Grand Rapids Community Foundation announced today a $50,000 grant to Michigan Immigrant Rights Center to provide legal representation for unaccompanied immigrant children with sponsoring families who are seeking asylum or other ...

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March 11, 2015
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Goodwill launches food truck program in GR

Goodwill bought the food truck with funds from a $100,000 Grand Rapids Community Foundation grant. The food truck will offer locally sourced food while also giving participants in the program skills that will help them earn a living wage. Food truck ...

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March 10, 2015
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Goodwill Industries secures $100K grant from GR Community Foundation for new food truck program

Backed by a new $100,000 grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids Inc. plans to purchase a new food truck. Goodwill will use the new truck to expand its workforce development program while simultaneously ...

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March 10, 2015
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Greater GR residents have a voice on issues

VoiceGR partners include a variety of local organizations, including Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Literacy Center of West Michigan, Local First, David D. Hunting YMCA, Salvation Army, Heart of West Michigan United Way, Women’s Resource Center ...

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Grand Rapids Business Journal
March 20, 2015
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Goodwill launching food truck

The food truck's launch is funded by a $100,000 grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, says the foundation's Laurie Craft. "A really key part of it is the entrepreneurial skills it will provide, and then skills that will help people move to a ...

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WZZM 13
March 11, 2015
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Author Sheri Fink to visit West Michigan

The CRP is sponsored by the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, University Libraries, Herrick District Library and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in addition to many on-campus departments. For more information, visit gvsu.edu/read.

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Holland Sentinel
March 17, 2015
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Warner Norcross offering minority students help preparing for LSAT

Warner Norcross also sponsors a Minority Scholarship Program, which is administered and awarded by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, to provide financial support to a selected law, paralegal and legal secretarial student. Students can find more about ...

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Midland Daily News
March 13, 2015
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Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards ArtPrize $50,000 grant to broaden access

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Community Foundation has awarded ArtPrize a $50,000 grant to help the urban exhibition and $560,000 competition reach wider audiences. Promoting diversity and eliminating barriers to access is the goal of the grant ...

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July 17, 2014
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Belrockton’s museum enjoyed a busy 2014

Members of the Belding City Council approved a motion Tuesday night at the Pere Marquette Depot to establish a Belrockton fund agreement between the city and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. As Christina Funk strolled around the center room of the ...

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The Daily News
March 6, 2015
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Wayman Britt

Mr. Britt serves as a Trustee of Grand Rapids Community Foundation. To contact Grand Rapids Community Foundation, The, please visit . Company data is provided by Capital IQ. Please use this form to report any data issues.

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March 6, 2015
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Youth Grant Committee to award $45,000

Grand Rapids Community Foundation puts a lot of trust in local youth. This can be seen in the important responsibilities put on the Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee, a group of high school students who annually help award $45,000 in grants. The group ...

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The Rapidian
January 25, 2013
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Grant funds legal help for unaccompanied immigrant kids

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation on Friday announced a $50,000 grant to the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center to provide legal representation for unaccompanied immigrant children who are seeking asylum or other legal relief in the Grand Rapids area.

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March 7, 2015
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Homebrew and Brats Mix For Grand Rapids Oktoberfest Event

"We're going to make 125 pounds," Sutherland said. It will feed hundreds of people this Saturday for an Oktoberfest fundraiser put on by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. It's being held at the Forest History Center from 5 to 10 p.m. "The Community ...

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September 23, 2014
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Challenge Scholars Helps Reinvigorate West Side

Backed by a $32 million commitment from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the program kicked off in 2011 by providing students at Harrison Park and Westwood Middle schools with math and literacy coaches along with career guidance counselors to make ...

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February 13, 2015
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Now Is ArtPrize’s Chance to Prove It Deserves an Art World Spotlight [UPDATED]

Buist writes: “Naturally, speculation has been swirling since last night about what ArtPrize’s response to this would be. In short, we think it’s great.” He also explains: The Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the organization behind the Our LGBT ...

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October 9, 2014
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Metro Health affiliation would be 'first of its kind' in West Michigan

However, several community leaders urged that the proceeds of the sale go to the Grand Rapids Community Foundation to fund health-related services. Representing Attorney General Bill Schuette at the forum were several assistant attorneys general and Chief ...

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April 24, 2015
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Where should Metro Health nonprofit assets go?

Lody Zwarensteyn, the former president of the Alliance for Health, said that those assets should go to the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. “There could be a sizable amount of assets transferred. I imagine, like most people, I would like to see the ...

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April 23, 2015
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Public airs support, concerns over Metro/CHS deal

Others expressing concern over the net proceeds and charitable assets lent their support of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation as a viable option for the Attorney General to consider during the review process, including Diana Sieger, president of GRCF ...

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Grand Rapids Business Journal
May 1, 2015
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Grand Rapids Community Foundation Awards $54,000 in Scholarships to Ferris Students

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the area’s largest scholarship provider, this year broke the $1 million mark for the first time in history. It awarded 642 scholarships for a total $1,099,400, more than double the $544,500 distributed ...

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June 26, 2014
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Challenge Scholars program getting closer to goal

Since it's inception last year, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation has raised nearly 29 of the 32 million dollars needed. So far 292 sixth and seventh grade students from Westwood Middle School and Harrison Park Elementary have enrolled in the program.

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April 19, 2015
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Students Travel to Washington D.C. for Close Up Experience of a Lifetime

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation also will help nine students from Grand ... “This is an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Kent ISD Assistant Superintendent Ron Koehler during opening remarks at a recent event announcing scholarship recipients.

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April 7, 2015
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Meijer Announces $10,000 Scholarship Program

based retailer Doug Meijer said. The Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship is a private scholarship fund that was established at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 1975. Last year, the program awarded $315,000 in scholarships, furthering the college ...

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February 12, 2014
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Metro Health forum to discuss merger draws supporters from West Mich. health care sector

Some speakers suggested that the net proceeds from the Metro-CHS deal go the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. “It will be able to put these to the greatest use,” said Lody Zwarensteyn, the former head of the Alliance for Health who retired last year.

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April 24, 2015
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Meijer preparing to award two $10,000 scholarships

The Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship is a private scholarship fund that was established at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 1975 originally for children of Meijer team members. In 2010, the scholarship program was expanded to include Meijer team ...

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February 7, 2014
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Mark D. Meijer

Mr. Mark D. Meijer is a Director at The Grand Rapids Community Foundation. To contact Grand Rapids Community Foundation, The, please visit . Company data is provided by Capital IQ. Please use this form to report any data issues.

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February 6, 2015
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Grand Rapids Mourns A City Champion

For decades his foundation, The Wege Foundation and Grand Rapids Community Foundation worked on capital and environmental projects in a co-funding role. His deep personal devotion to education, the arts and especially the environment, along with his ...

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July 8, 2014
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What’s “bugging” you in our streams?

The Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project is funded by the Frey Foundation, Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Wege Foundation, the Wolverine World Wide Foundation, and the Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited. Knowing Your Competition by David ...

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April 24, 2015
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EGR parents hold yard sale to off set school budget cuts

Campaign, an effort started by the East Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 2012, to fill budget deficits from community donations. These dollars helped ensure that elementary language, art and gym weren’t completely cut, but rather put on a shifting ...

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June 8, 2015
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Education notebook

Meijer team members and their children may apply to receive up to $10,000 to further their college education with the Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship, a competitive scholarship administered by Grand Rapids Community Foundation. To qualify for the ...

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The Journal Gazette
February 16, 2015
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Is Grand Rapids prepared for 'tsunami' of dementia cases?

Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Heart of West Michigan United Way, the Alzheimer's Association, Foster Swift law firm and the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

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June 8, 2015
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Grand Rapids Community Foundation, The

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that has $171 million worth of assets under management. The organization promotes the arts, community development, education, the environment, health, and human service in Grand Rapids ...

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June 7, 2015
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ArtPrize and Grand Rapids Community Foundation Team Up

ArtPrize and Grand Rapids Community Foundation Team Up See how the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and ArtPrize are teaming up to make the event more inclusive. Check out this story on WZZM13.com: http://www.wzzm13.com/story/entertainment/events/2014/07 ...

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July 30, 2014
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Colleges share grant for civic engagement

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College and Aquinas College said last week that each school will get a portion of the $65,000 grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The grant will go toward creating and supporting a two ...

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Grand Rapids Business Journal
December 22, 2014
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Challenge Scholars Program meets multimillion-dollar funding goal

Diana Sieger, president of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, said the ‘last dollar scholarships’ will ensure “there won`t be any financial barrier for them to go on to college.” “I guess when I go to college, I`ll be able to not worry about ...

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May 28, 2015
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A new age of giving: Grand Rapids philanthropy evolves from a generation whose names dot landscape

"You are seeing more interest (among the G3 philanthropists) in grassroots or neighborhood-based projects and programs," said Steve Wilson, president of the Grand Rapids-based Frey Foundation. "The next generation is also very interested in the environment ...

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October 12, 2014
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Incredible Volunteer Turnout for Spring Insect Monitoring

The Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project is funded by the Frey Foundation, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Wege Foundation, the Wolverine World Wide Foundation, and the Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited

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May 20, 2015
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New Fund Helps LGBT Youth In West Michigan

After thinking about what they could do, they decided to establish a fund to support programs to help vulnerable and homeless LGBT youth in West Michigan. In August, the couple and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation announced the formation of a fund ...

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December 24, 2014
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Warner Norcross offering minority scholarships

The Warner Norcross Minority Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship administered and awarded by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The program awards $5,000 to a law school student, $2,000 to a paralegal/legal assistant student and $1,000 to ...

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March 5, 2015
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Changing of the guard: West Michigan nonprofits experiencing new wave of leadership

“It does change the landscape (for local nonprofits) and, generally, it changes the landscape for the better,” Grand Rapids Community Foundation President Diana Sieger said of the changes. Two of the more notable announcements in recent months included ...

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June 7, 2015
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