2019 - 2020

Donor Partnerships

2019 - 2020 Gifts from Donor Partners
$21 Million

raised in new gifts from generous donor partners

Over $9.4 Million

were gifts to Donor Advised Funds

Metz Legacy Society
partners joined our Metz Legacy Society by including Grand Rapids Community Foundation in their will estate plans or creating a life income gift

In five years, Our LGBTQ Fund has raised $1 million.

COVID-19 Recovery Fund

At the end of the fiscal year our partners contributed $394,256 and the fund continues to grow.


New Funds Established
La Lucha Fund

as of June 30, 2020. 

This community-led response provided resources amid COVID-19 to individuals and families in Kent County who are undocumented or have mixed immigration status.

families benefited from La Lucha Fund


individuals benefited from La Lucha fund


of La Lucha fund contributors were new donor partners to the Community Foundation

Community Funds

Donor partners can establish a Community fund for the benefit of a specific geographic area. The Community Foundation’s regional affiliate funds each have their own grant application and grantmaking timeline. Learn more about how to create a fund by clicking here. 

Cascade Community Foundation Fund

  • Joyce and Tom Wisner Fund

East Grand Rapids Community Foundation Fund
Hudsonville-Jenison Community Foundation Fund

  • Hudsonville-Jenison Community Foundation – Youth Fund
  • Wayne D. Jones Community Fund

Ionia County Community Foundation Fund

  • Belding Education Fund
  • Alvah N. Belding Library Fund
  • Belding Schools Fund
    • George H. Bird Scholarship
    • Burger Fund
    • Frost Renaissance Foundation Fund
    • Don and Emma Goodell Scholarship Fund
  • The Belrockton Fund
  • William and Jewel Eckstrom Helping Hand Fund
  • Healthy Youth & Healthy Seniors Fund
  • Ionia County Community Foundation – Youth Fund
  • Ionia County Parks Preservation and Maintenance Fund
  • Ionia Free Fair Fund
  • Ionia Public Schools Scholarship Fund
  • Lakewood Educational Foundation Fund
    • Paul and Alberta Allen Scholarship Fund for Lakewood High School
    • William R. and Jewel H. Eckstrom Future
    • Teachers Scholarship for Lakewood High School
    • Chuck Henney (husband of Pam, son of Wayne and Dorothy) Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Ward and Elaine Van Laanen Teaching Scholarship for Lakewood High School
  • Bea McCarty Family Fund+
  • James and Teresa McCarty Family Fund+
  • Kenneth and Shirley Morris Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library Fund – ICCF
  • Portland Community Fund
  • George W. Romney Fund – Enrich of Ionia County Volunteer Center

Saranac Community Schools

    • Paul and Alberta Allen Scholarship Fund for Saranac High School
    • Edwin A. and Maxine Cahoon Compagner Memorial Fund
    • Thomas P., Della and George Eddy Scholarship Fund
    • Saranac Community Schools Promise Scholarship Fund
    • Saranac Community Schools Scholarship Fund
    • Rob and Ruth Simmons University of Michigan Scholarship Fund*

    • Ben A. & Lucy C. Simons Memorial Education Fund
  • W. W. Sprague Family Fund
  • Ronald and Margaret Story Fund+
  • Swartz Family Fund

The Lowell Area Community Fund
Sparta Community Foundation Fund

  • Glenn S. Bradford Fund
  • Clare and Helen Finch Fund
  • Paul C. and Inez L. Miller Fund
  • Sparta Community Foundation – Youth Fund

Wyoming Community Foundation Fund

  • Tommy Brann Fund
  • John and Margaret Kuiper Family Fund
  • Matthew Scothorn Memorial Fund+
  • Wyoming Community Foundation – Youth Fund
Designated and Nonprofit Funds

Donor partners create designated funds to establish an endowment fund to support a specific nonprofit organization. A nonprofit can create a fund to provide endowment funding for its organization, as well. 

Anonymous Funds (4)

Actors’ Theatre Company Endowment Fund

Alano Club of Kent County Endowment Fund

American Red Cross Agency Endowment Fund

Arbor Circle Endowment Fund*

Aquinas College Frey Scholars Fund

The Arc Kent County Endowment Fund

John Arnold Endowment Fund for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Endowment Fund

Association of Fundraising Professionals West Michigan Chapter Fund

John Ball Zoological Society Wildlife Conservation Endowment Fund

Frank and Ann Battistella Grand Rapids Art Museum Fund

Baxter Community Center Endowment Fund

August and Anna Behrens Fund for Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore

City of Belding Park Maintenance Fund

D. A. Blodgett – St. John’s Endowment Fund

D. A. Blodgett – St. John’s Scholarship Fund

Estate of Minnie C. Blodgett for Clinic for Infant Feeding

The Ivan K. Blough Greater Lowell Chamber Foundation Scholarship Fund

Calvin College Service Learning Center Fund

Camp Blodgett Endowment Fund

Camp Fire – Harriet D. and Mary Dively Fund

Camp Fire – WoHeLo Fund

Camp Henry Endowment Fund

Catherine’s Health Center Fund

Cedar Springs Education Foundation Fund

Center for Community Leadership Fund

Cherry Health Fund

Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County Endowment Fund

Christian Rest Home Foundation Fund

Comprehensive Therapy Center Endowment Fund

Dr. Edwin P. and Florence H. Creaser Fund

David G. Dvorak, MD Scholarship Fund

Dwelling Place Fund

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids Endowment Fund

George E. and Erma C. Evans Designated Fund for the Salvation Army

Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids Fund

Gerald R. Ford Council Boy Scouts of America Fund

Edward J. & Frances T. Frey Memorial Fund for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Edward J. Frey Junior Achievement Fund

Frey Foundation Grand Rapids Symphony Endowment Fund

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ Park Maintenance and Improvement Fund – Joe Taylor Park

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ Park Maintenance and Improvement Fund – Pleasant Park

Girls Choral Academy Endowment Fund

Godwin’s Golden GInc. Education Fund

Grand Rapids Adventist Academy Merit Fund

Grand Rapids Ballet Agency Endowment Fund

Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Endowment Fund

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Fund

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Endowment Fund

Grand Rapids Jaycees Foundation Douglas B. Wicks Fund

Grand Rapids Lions Club Activities Commission Fund

Grand Rapids Maya Lin “Ecliptic” Art Maintenance Endowment Fund

Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation Fund

Grand Rapids Symphony Foundation Endowment Fund*

Grand Rapids Symphony Mosaic Scholarship Fund

Grand Rapids Urban League Fund

Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth Endowment Fund

Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth – Harry Dolan Camp O’Malley Scholarship Fund

Grand River Conservation Easement Stewardship Fund*

Grandville Athletic Boosters Endowment Fund

Grandville Calvin Christian Schools Foundation Fund

GROW Bonnie Miller Endowment Fund

Guardian Angel Homes Fund for People with Disabilities

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Endowment Fund

Karl Hascall Variety Club Fund

Home Repair Services Endowment Fund

Hudsonville Christian School Foundation Fund

Humane Society of West Michigan Agency Endowment Fund

Humane Society of West Michigan – Elsie Eggebrecht Fund

Humane Society of West Michigan – Clarence and Catherine Thielman Endowment Fund

Allen I. and Helen J. Hunting Fund to Support River Restoration

Allen I. and Helen J. Hunting Research and Innovation Fund for the Grand Valley State University,

       Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute

Indian Trails Camp Endowment Fund

Indian Trails Camp – Paul Clark Blanding Memorial Scholarship Fund

Indian Trails Camp – Cabin Fund

Jenison Christian School Endowment Fund

Jenison Public Education Foundation Fund

Laureen Kennedy Child Care Fund

Kenowa Hills Education Foundation Fund

Kent County Agricultural Preservation Fund

Kent District Library Fund

Hoyt Edward and Mary Ann Kremer Memorial Fund*

Ladies Literary Club Fund for Literacy Center of West Michigan

LCTV Endowment Fund

Look Memorial Fund

Lowell Area Historical Museum Endowment Fund

Lowell Area Schools Education Foundation Endowment Fund

William S. Martens Hundred Club Fund

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Barbara Hoffius Pediatric Fund

Ronald McDonald House Fund

Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan Fund

Leonard and Eileen Newman Designated Fund

Noorthoek Academy Endowment Fund

Northview Education Foundation Endowment Fund

Opera Grand Rapids Fund

Opera Grand Rapids – Betty Van Andel Fund

Parkinson’s Association of West Michigan Endowment Fund

Rosa Parks Sculpture Maintenance Fund

Pilgrim Manor Endowment Fund

Charlotte M. Raniville Fund for the Benefit of Mary Free Bed Guild

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Fund

Rochelle Rollenhagen Endowment Fund for Lamont Civic Association*

George W. Romney Fund – Heart of West Michigan United Way Volunteer Center

Rotary Club of Lowell Foundation Fund

Charles L. and Stella A. Royce Fund for the benefit of St. Cecilia*

Safe Haven Ministries Inc. Endowment Fund

St. Cecilia Music Society Building Endowment Fund

Senior Meals on Wheels of Western Michigan Fund

Senior Neighbors Agency Fund

Senior Neighbors Fund

Douglas Leon Spalding Memorial Fund

Spirit of Solidarity Fund

Nellie H. Stevens Grand Rapids Teachers’ Travel Fund

Kathryn and Dennis Sullivan Charitable Fund

The Kathy Timmer Specialized Language Development Learning Center Memorial Fund

Unity Christian High School Education Support Fund

Wege Wealthy Theatre Fund

West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology Fund

West Michigan Dental Foundation Fund

West Side Christian School Fund

Women’s Resource Center Founder’s Circle Endowment Fund

World Affairs Council of West Michigan Endowment Fund

Wyoming Public Schools Educational Fund

YWCA Women and Girls Development Fund in Honor of Judy Lloyd

Donor Advised Funds

Individuals, families or businesses establish donor advised funds in order to recommend grants to the nonprofits they care about most. If desired, donor partners can design a family grantmaking plan that includes the next generation. Learn more about creating a fund by clicking here. 

Anonymous Advised Funds (8)

The ACH Fund

Martin J. and Susan J. Allen Family Fund

Robert N. and Catherine R. Alt Family Fund

Andrulis Family Fund

David G. and Mary L. Annis Family Fund

James and Shirley Balk Family Fund

Martin and Melissa Balk Family Fund

The Banks Family Charitable Fund

Kip and Chris Barber Fund

Robert and Mary Barss Fund

Laurie Finney Beard Family Fund

John R. Bertsch Fund

John and Claire Bissell Advised Fund

Matthew and Vicki Bissell Advised Fund

Glen and Betsy Borre Fund

Bjork Bradford Donor Advised Fund

John and Thea Brophy Family Fund*

The Moore Brower Charitable Fund

Allan R. and Claudia A. Carlson Advised Fund

Carpenter Advised Fund

David M. and Cara V. Cassard Fund

Center for Systemic Change Advised Funds (2)

Chardoul Family Giving Fund*

Chris-Tina Fund

Roger and Sally Ciapara Donor Advised Fund

Colliers International Fund

Peter C. and Emajean Cook Fund

Richard C. and Shirley E. Cooper Advised Fund

Courtade-DeLessio Family Fund

Crawford and Laurie Craft Family Fund

Robert and Julia Currier Family Fund

Darooge Family Charitable Fund

Mary and Bob Darrow Fund

Robert J. and Katherine M. Daverman Fund

DCB Family Fund

Douglas DeBoer Memorial Fund

Eleanor Hager Defoe Fund

DeLapa Family Fund

Elizabeth Tinney Donley Fund

Dyer-Ives Neighborhood Fund

The Ebenezer Fund

Engen Family Fund

Michael and Valerie Feehan Fund*

Gerald and Jane Feldman Family Fund

First National Bank of Michigan Charitable Fund

Ruth D. Fitzgerald Charitable Fund*

Founder’s Fund

Tom and Mickie Fox Family Advised Fund

Fortunate Fund*

The Freihofer Family Fund

The Jack and Jill French Charitable Fund

Frey Foundation Fund I

Frey Foundation Fund II

Charles R. and Bette Fuller Family Fund

Furniture Manufacturers’ Heritage Advised Fund

John Gill and Rita Williams Family Fund

Richard and Elizabeth Gillett Family Fund

Gene and Tubie Gilmore Fund

Greenridge Dream Team Foundation Fund*

Jamie Hale Memorial Fund

Hascall Family Donor Advised Fund

Janet A. Haynes and Kelsey Haynes Advised Fund

Hebrews 13:16 Fund

Heerspink Family Advised Fund

The David and Cathy Heldt Charitable Fund

Michael and Kate Herrema Foundation Fund

The Heuschkel Family Fund in Memory of Emilie

Beverly and William Heyne Fund

Hildenbrand Community Fund

Stuart and Barbara Hoffius Family Fund

Thomas E. and Geraldine K. Hogan Fund

Earl and Donnalee Holton Advised Fund

Ken and June Holtvluwer Fund

Doug and Peggy Hoogerhyde Fund

David and Marilyn Hunting Fund

Margaret P. Idema Fund

William and Beatrice Idema Fund

J & N Fund

Holly Cope Jacoby Fund

Mike and Sue Jandernoa Advised Fund

JCT Donor Advised Fund

Sarah and Mike Julien Fund*

Andy and Christina Keller Fund

Linn Maxwell Keller Donor Advised Fund

Herbert and Glenna Knape Family Fund

John and Melinda Kopec Fund*

David and Phyllis Koslow Fund

Matthew Kutsche Memorial Fund

Lafayette Fund

Norm and Marilyn Leven Family Fund

LGR Sweeter Impact Fund

Loeks Family Funds (10)

Andy Lubbers Be NICE Memorial Fund

Andy Lubbers Memorial Fund for Mental Health

Dr. Jack and Katy Lukens Family Fund

Judson M. and Lynn E. Lynch Family Advised Fund

Eugene G. and Jean P. Lyons Family Fund

M & M Fund

The Mackay Charitable Fund

Malcolm/Magolan Family Fund

Mankoff Family Fund

Chester and Elaine Maternowski Family Fund

Barbara Mayo-Johnson Donor Advised Fund

Ray McCahill Family Fund

John R. and Betsy W. McIntyre Family Fund

McKania, Too Fund

Kendall Meijer Charitable Fund

Liesel Litzenburger Meijer Fund

Daniel W. Miller and Susan L. Wright-Miller Fund

Paul C. and Inez L. Miller Fund

Kim S. Mitchell Donor Advised Fund

Gordon and Janet Moeller Fund*

Aaron and Cheryl Molhoek Family Fund

Moore Family Advised Fund

Louis H. & Nancy A. Moran II Fund*

Dick and Barb Musser Family Fund

Robert and Patricia Muth Fund

The Myers Family Fund

Khan and Liza Nedd Family Fund

Northouse Family Fund

Terrence and Maureen O’Rourke Fund

Daniel and Susan Oumedian Family Fund

Patricia P. and Armen G. Oumedian Family Fund

Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Company Fund

Padnos/Sarosik Fund

Paine and McGovern Family Fund

Chris and Joan Panopoulos Family Fund

Park Avenue Partners (2)

James and Linda Payne Family Foundation Fund

Peterson Memorial Fund

Dan and Sara Peterson Family Fund

Virgil and Louise Phelps Advised Fund

Pimm Donor Advised Fund

Jeff and Julia Poole Family Fund

Rimbaud Fund

Leonard and Karen Rinke Fund

River City Fund

Roach Family Fund

Richard Roane and Leandro Robles Families Donor Advised Fund

L.R. and Marjorie Roegge Donor Advised Fund

Dr. Jack and Lija Romence Children’s Fund

Michael and Christina Rosloniec Family Fund

Roth Family Fund

Charles and Stella Royce Fund for the Arts*

Alan Rumbaugh Advised Fund

Sadler Family Fund

Angela Schipper Fund

Jack Jr. and Lori Skoog Family Fund II

Nancy and Doug Slade Dynamic Donor Advised Fund

Sligh Memorial Fund

Richard E. Smoke Advised Fund

Dr. Lisa Sostecke Fund

William E. and Norma Sprague Charitable Fund

Jene Stella Memorial Fund

George Stoutin and David Heilman Fund*

The Supp Family Donor Advised Fund

Dr. Alfred B. Swanson and Dr. Genevieve de Groot Swanson Advised Fund

Arvin L. and Pearl M. Tap Fund

Bradley J. and Jennifer J. Taylor Family Fund*

Mike and Sue Taylor Fund

Steele A. and Mary D. Taylor Advised Fund

Timothy Fund

Wayne Titche Fund

Colleen and Bob Tobin Family Fund

Daniel and Alice Trapp Family Advised Fund

Jeff and Margaret Tuori Family Fund

Anne Heyboer Vander Heide Fund

Simon and Mary Vander Kooy Fund

Roger and Jacquelyn Vander Laan Family Fund

Stan and Jackie Vander Roest Fund

James and Almeda VanderWaals Foundation Fund*

Andy and Tracy Van Solkema Family Fund

John and Sue Walton Fund

Warner Norcross & Judd Fund

Waters Corporation/Cassard Family Donor Advised Fund

Wellcome Opportunity Fund

West Michigan Edward Jones Foundation Fund

Robert and Deborah White Fund

Whitsett Family Fund

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trustee Donor Advised Funds (2)

Wood/Willey Family Fund*

Kate Pew Wolters Fund

Kevin Yon Creative Fund*+

Dick and Barbara Young Fund

Zack Family Fund

Field of Interest Funds

When creating Field of Interest funds, donor partners select a specific area of interest, such as the arts, environment, children or health, and establish a fund to permanently support it. Grand Rapids Community Foundation staff, committee members and the Board of Trustees decide how these funds are granted in order to maintain the donor partners’ legacies. Learn more about creating a fund by clicking here

Kathryn L. Adamson Fund for Children

Kathryn L. Adamson Fund for the Elderly

African American Heritage Fund

  • Louise J. Johnson Fund+

George M. Ames Fund

Lucy E. Barnett Trust for the Elderly

John, Margaret and Maryellen Berry Fund

Gordon and Mary Bowman Fund

Armand F. and Gretchen B. Burch Fund

Cherry (Mrs. James) Carpenter Fund for Children

Challenge Scholars Funds

  • James and Shirley Balk Family Fund for Challenge Scholars
  • Molly Bradshaw Fund for Challenge Scholars*
  • Hill Machinery Fund for Challenge Scholars
  • David B. and Susan D. Lipner Fund for Challenge Scholars+
  • John & Suzie Mackeigan Fund for Challenge Scholars*+
  • Armen Oumedian Challenge Scholars Fund

Kenneth H. and Margaret L. Childs Fund for Education

Bruce Alexis Cornelius Memorial Fund for Mental Health Agencies

George M. and Lucinda Ann Edison Memorial Trust Fund

Emma Sherwood Evans Trust Fund

Charles Evenson Fund for the Environment

William S. Folz Fund for Cancer Research

Fund for Arts and Social Engagement

Fund for Economic Prosperity

Fund for Education

  • Alicent Epps Jasperse Memorial Fund for Academic Achievement+

Fund for the Environment

Fund for Health

Fund for Neighborhoods

Healthy Youth & Healthy Seniors Fund

Cecilia Hoagland Fund for Local Veterans

Arthur H. Holmes Handicap Fund

Homeless Prevention Endowment Fund

Mary I. and David D. Hunting Family Fund

Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Fund for Healthcare and Community Health

Ken, Melinda and Andrew Krei Youth Fund

Ladies Literary Club Fund for Literary Arts

Duncan Littlefair Literary Fund for Children

The J. Leslie Livingston Memorial Fund

William H. and Inetta P. Martindill Fund

Robert D. Mieras Fund for Dance and Music

Gordon and Janet Moeller, Food Security Fund

Needy Children Field of Interest Fund

  • Norma Olsen Fund for Abused Children+
  • The George and Kaye Wilsted Fund for Children+

Leonard and Eileen Newman Fund for the Arts

Our LGBTQ Fund

  • Balas Sellman Fund*+
  • The Dunes Resort Fund*+

Estate of Annette Richards

Kathryn and Dennis Sullivan Charitable Fund

SVI – Social Venture Investors Fund

Kenneth M. Sweers Fund for the Homeless

Patricia Haan Timmer Fund for Downtown Charities

Youth Field of Interest Fund

Operating/Special Project Funds
These funds are used for the expenses of Grand Rapids Community Foundation and its programs.

Administrative Fund

Charitable Gift Annuity Funds (37)

Grand Rapids Community Foundation Reserve Fund

Special Project Funds

  • Building Campaign Fund
  • Catalyzing Community Giving*
  • Challenge Scholars Dream Fund
  • Kent County COVID-19 Recovery Fund*
  • La Lucha Fund*
  • Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund
  • Rosa Parks Sculpture Project
Scholarship Funds

Scholarship funds are established by donor partners who seek to improve the lives of students with a permanent source of higher education funding. A board-approved volunteer committee reviews applications for the scholarship and selects the recipients based on donor criteria. Learn more about creating a scholarship fund by clicking here

Anonymous Scholarship Fund (3)

General Scholarship Fund

Altrusa Scholarship Fund

Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Scholarship Fund

Noyes L. Avery Jr. and Ann E. Avery Scholarship Fund

Black Men Building Resources Scholarship Fund

  • Phil Pearson Fund*+

Geraldine Geistert Boss Scholarship Fund

Fred, Miriam, Bob, and Fritz Briscoe Scholarship Fund

Harry J. Brown and Lucille B. Brown Scholarship Fund

Orrie and Dorothy Cassada Scholarship Fund

Llewellyn L. Cayvan String Instrument Scholarship Fund

Aim High Jerry Clay Scholarship Fund

Thomas D. Coffield Scholarship Fund

Paul Collins Scholarship Fund

Rosemary Cook Education Scholarship Fund

Gerald M. Crane Memorial Music Scholarship Fund

Darooge Family Scholarship Fund

Achille and Irene Despres, William and Andre Scholarship Fund

Donald J. DeYoung Education Fund

Edwin F. Doyle Scholarship Fund

Economic Club of Grand Rapids Scholarship Fund

George and Louise Egeler Fund Supporting YESP

Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship Fund

Melbourne and Alice E. Frontjes Scholarship Fund

Carolyn Gallmeyer Fund

Mathilda Gallmeyer Scholarship Fund

Grand Rapids Chamber ATHENA Eileen DeVries Scholarship Fund

Grand Rapids Combined Theatre Scholarship Fund

Grand Rapids Scholarship Association Fund

Grand Rapids University Prep Founders’ Scholarship

Hackett Family Scholarship Fund

Guy D. and Mary Edith Halladay Trust Fund

Hill Machinery Fund for Technology Scholars

Donald and Florence Hunting Memorial Fund

The Jack Family Educational Fund

Camilla C. Johnson Scholarship Trust Fund

Vivian M. Kommer Scholarship Fund

Ladies Literary Club Scholarship Fund

Lavina A. Laible Scholarship Trust Fund

Stephen D. Lankester Scholarship Fund

Sherman L. and Mabel C. Lepard Scholarship Fund

Norm and Marilyn Leven Challenge Scholars Fund

Dr. Jack and Katy Lukens Family Scholarship Fund

John T. and Frances J. Maghielse Scholarship Fund

Horning Marshall Scholarship for the University of Michigan

Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Joshua Esch Mitchell Aviation Scholarship Fund

Robert L. and Hilda Treasure Mitchell Scholarship Fund

Harry J. Morris Jr. Emergency Services Education Scholarship Fund

NAIFA West Michigan Scholarship Fund

Dr. Patricia E. Newby Close Up Scholarship Fund

Peggy (Kommer) Novosad Scholarship Fund

Olson Family Scholarship Fund

Armen Oumedian Challenge Scholars Fund

Forrest Arthur Pletcher Memorial Fund

Pullen/Lambers Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

Armando “Frank” Quaglia Veterans Scholarship

Reach for Your Goal Scholarship Fund

Josephine Ringold Scholarship Fund

David and Laurie Russell Family Scholarship for Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Families

Alan R. Ryan Scholarship Fund

Margery J. Seeger Scholarship Fund

Ronald T. Smith Family Scholarship Fund

Gladys A. Snauble Scholarship Fund

Christine Soper Scholarship Fund

Dr. William E. and Norma Sprague Scholarship Fund

Dorothy B. and Charles E. Thomas Fund in support of the Ringold Scholarship

Dorothy J. Thurston Scholarship Fund

TowerPinkster Grand Rapids Public Schools Scholarship Fund

Mildred E. Troske Scholarship Fund

Trust of the GR Federation of U of M Alumnae Club

  • Gretchen Slack Appelt and Doris Ann Slack Scholarship Fund
  • Margaret Appelt Kerr Fund
  • Meta Prange Murphy/Lucille Prange Fund
  • Rosemary Scott Fund
  • University of Michigan GR Alumnae Trust Scholarship Fund

Keith C. VanderHyde Scholarship Fund

Roger and Jacquelyn Vander Laan Family Scholarship Fund

Jacob R. and Mary M. Van Loo; Lenore K. Van Loo; and Anne Van Loo Eldred Scholarship Fund

Chad Vollmer Scholarship Fund

Kenneth Vonk Fund

Warner Norcross & Judd Scholarship Fund

Donald M. Wells Scholarship Fund

Elmo Wierenga Ottawa Hills Alumni Scholarship Fund

Walter C. Winchester Scholarship Fund

Michael J. Wolf Scholarship Fund

Dr. Richard J. Woltersom Medical Scholarship Fund

Violet Wondergem Health Science Scholarship Fund

Audrey L. Wright Scholarship Fund

Youth Enrichment Scholarship Program

Unrestricted Funds

With unrestricted funds, donor partners meet the needs of a changing community by providing maximum flexibility for future grantmaking. Unrestricted funds are current funds with no restrictions imposed on them. Learn more about creating a fund by clicking here. 

Fund for the Community Good

  • Lynne M. Black Fund+
  • Joy A. Brown-Baker Fund+
  • Laurie and Crawford Craft Family Fund+
  • Tom and Jan Czerney Fund+
  • William and Patricia Edison Fund+
  • James and Bebe Glerum Fund+
  • Eleanore and Robert Howieson Fund+
  • Tom and Sally Kyros Fund*+
  • The David B. and Susan D. Lipner Fund+
  • Ernest & Lorraine Malkewitz Fund+    
  • Marjorie and Robert Neubig Fund+
  • Judge W. Baldwin Ogden and Judy Ogden Fund+
  • Martha J. Porter Fund+
  • Roth Family Fund for Community Good+
  • Robert and Claire Schaefer Fund+
  • Diana Sieger Leadership Fund+
  • Elmer and Mable Slemons Fund+
  • Bill and Barbara Van’t Hof Fund+
  • Theodore J. Vogt Fund*+

Contributions Receivable (split-interest)

  • John H. and Nancy L. Batts Trust, Janet E. Berg Trust, Family Trust, Edwin R. Hondelink Trust,
  • Clare and Grace Jarecki Trusts, Ben Lee Jr. Estate, Robert D. Mackey Trust, Millard M. Moore and
  • Viola M. Moore Trust, C. Allen Payne Trust, Estate, Dorothy J. Thurston Trust, Herbert E. Thurston
  • Family Trust, Waddell-Cioni Trust

Marian A. Aldrich Fund

American Box Board Community Fund

Gasper J. Amodeo Fund

Employees of Autocam Fund

Thomas and Vita “Vickie” Bergers Community Fund*

John W. and Margaret Bertsch Fund

Anna Bissell Charity Trust Fund

James and Margaret Black Estate

Edward H. Blickley Fund

Harvey and Margaret Brower Fund

Orville and Jean Bulman Estate

Allan and Claudia Carlson Family Fund

Olga H. Cassard Fund

William J. Chaille Fund

Eugene D. Conger Fund

Louis A. Cornelius Trust

Dallas and Helen Darling Fund

Cornelia De Fouw Fund

Max H. and Lois Doering Fund*

George and Louise Egeler Fund

Robert L. and Gloria M. Ellcey Fund*

Engineered Protection Systems Fund

Diane S. Farage Fund

Fishell Fund

Henry A. Fox Family Fund

Mr. and Mrs. David G. Frey Fund

Jim McKay and Twink Frey Fund

Mrs. L. C. Gardner Fund

Kenneth and Christina Gilchrist Fund*

Carol E. Greene Fund for Community Good

Chester A. Hall Fund

Leon W. Hall Fund

Stanley C. Hall Fund

Bill and Claudia Hardy Fund

Haslinger Family Fund

Minnie E. Haven Fund

Elizabeth Herkner Fund

Edward M. Herpolsheimer Fund

Karl E. Herpolsheimer Fund

Dirk and Victoria Hoffius Fund

Orianna D. Hooker Fund

Arthur J. and Sue H. Hoover Fund

Robert and Adelaide Hoover Fund

Allen I. and Helen J. Hunting Fund

Walter D. Idema Charitable Trust

Walter D. Idema Fund

Jabin Family Fund

Clare and Grace Jarecki Fund

Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Trust

Kent Charitable Fund

William E. and Sue Kincaid Fund

Mary Jane Kirchgessner Trust

Jane and Sam Kravitz Fund for Community Good

Robert J. Kulms Trust

James and Mary Jane Lamse Fund*

Perry M. and Hazel A. Lawr Fund

Ben H. Lee Jr. Fund

Harvey E. Lemmen Fund

Clara T. Limbert Fund

Gertrude Lindberry Fund

Charles W. Loosemore Fund

Dr. Jack and Katy Lukens Fund

Hale J. Mackay Fund

Allen S. & Barbara P. Marcus Fund

Glen C. Mason Fund

Geraldine F. Masters Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. McCobb Fund

Isabel McLeod Fund

Frank H. and Virginia L. Merlotti Fund

George and Mary Metz Charitable Fund

Mary D. Morman Trust

Estate of Melanie L. Muir

Estate of Dr. Clifford T. Nelson

Nordic Fund

Francis J. O’Connor Fund

Jackman and Helen Palmatier Fund

Mary I. and Robert C. Pew Fund

Chalmers and Esther Quaintance Fund

Charlotte M. Raniville Fund

Eleanor J. Roberts Fund

Leonard and Dora Rosenzweig Fund

Theodore R. and Caroline Schoonbeck Fund

Grace L. Schouten Memorial Trust Fund

Willard and Barbara Schroeder Fund

Schuil Family Fund

Margery Seeger Fund

Erin Slade Memorial Fund

Estate of Isabelle and Herman Slanger

Eileen Slootmaker Fund

Mary A. and Lenore G. Smith Fund

Marvin Stahl Fund

Paul L. Steketee Fund

Graham F. “Deck” and Ruth B. Stewart Fund

Joseph and Helen Tulos Fund

Adrian Van Daalen Fund

Earle Vande Poel Charitable Fund

The Vander Beek Family Fund

Keith C. VanderHyde Fund

Biem H. and Irene G. Vandermass Fund

Herbert and Doris Vander Mey Fund for Community Good

Englebert J. and Lelah Sexton Vogt Trust

Estate of Ralph A. Voigt

Jeanette Shelly Warner Fund

John C. Whitcomb Fund

Marion Stuart White Fund

Estate of Zoe F. Whitworth Trust

Mrs. Imogene W. Wickett Fund

John Gill and Rita Williams Fund

Arthur D. Wolf Foundation Trust

Charles D. and Irene A. Worden Fund

Estate of Curtis M. Wylie

George L. and Esther B. Young Trust

* Fiscal year 2019-2020 new funds

+ Recognition funds: honors donor partners who support Grand Rapids Community Foundation priorities with gifts over $10,000