Bryant and Audrey Mitchell + Caitlin and Paul Townsend Lamb
at Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Centennial Partner Party

100 New

We met our goal of one hundred new philanthropists—and they exceeded our expectations.

A decade ago, Grand Rapids Community Foundation set out to usher in our centennial with a diverse group of donor and volunteer partners. These partners give their time, talent, treasure and testimony and have provided valuable feedback and direction with their individual and collective commitment to our community’s future.


members. We welcomed 111 donor partners to the program before beginning our centennial year celebrations.


of cohort members joined 100 New Philanthropists as new donor partners to the Community Foundation.


giving today. Collectively, 100 New Philanthropists have pledged gifts of more than $275,000 to the Community Foundation, based on a minimum commitment of $500 per individual or pair for five years.


organizations in Kent County benefit from the time and expertise of 100 New Philanthropists’ commitment as volunteers.

Nearly $1,300,000

in total lifetime giving to the Community Foundation from all 100 New Philanthropist members.