GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — For over 90 years now, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation has looked at the city of Grand Rapids and envisioned an interconnected, magnetic, mutually-supportive network.
They work to make this a reality by building the city’s permanent endowment and encouraging the community to strengthen the lives of the people of West Michigan.
You can see the impact of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in Kent County and beyond here.
A community foundation, which makes it possible for a wide range of donors to create lasting funds to meet present and future needs in a community, is a catalyst for improvement within an urban area. It is one of the fastest-growing and most effective methods of philanthropy in the United States.
These values, mission and rich history of great work in the area make GRCF a natural partner for WOOD TV8’s Connecting with Community program.
Some of the recent projects and partnerships GRCF has been enacting in the area include:
- Presenting multiple scholarships for college students.
- Continuing their Challenge Scholars program.
- Highlighting the work of young people in the community.