Grand Rapids Community Foundation
2019-2020 Annual Report
A Letter from our Leadership
2020 has taught the team at Grand Rapids Community Foundation so much. One of our most consistent lessons has been the importance of relationships.
We don’t mean surface-level relationships where you chat about the weather and nonconsequential things. We mean real, deep and meaningful relationships anchored in trust, transparency, accountability and shared values.
Our foundation partners, nonprofit partners, donor partners and community partners have all been critical to our ability to learn, adapt and respond during what may be our community's hardest times in modern history. Our relationships have informed the impact we have been able to make.
Donor and Grant Partnerships
Our partners are showing us that our role is not to create space, grant permission or solve problems in a bubble. We’re changing the narrative around how we support community, and we’re looking to our partners to hold us accountable.
Moving toward a brighter future for everyone requires the Community Foundation’s financial growth and stability. We are thankful to our donor partners for their investment in our endowment, which allows us to address the ever-changing needs in our community today, and in the future.
It’s easier than ever to be a philanthropist.
To honor the expertise and lived experience of our partners, we showcase their expertise.
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