Donor and Grant Partnerships

2022 - 2023

Donor Partnerships

Community Funds

* denotes a new fund during fiscal year 2022-2023

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

     Gordon Scripps Fund

     Katherine and Olivia Veldink Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ionia County Community Foundation Fund

     Roger and Alona Allen and John and Barbara Allen Kruis Scholarship for Lakewood High School*

     Belding Area Community 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

          Thomas F. and Rosalyn M. Kohn Scholarship

     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

           Patricia L. Bradley Fund 

     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

          Ben A. & Lucy C. Simons Memorial Education Fund

          Rob and Ruth Simmons University of Michigan Scholarship 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

* denotes a new fund during fiscal year 2022-2023

Anonymous Funds (4)

Actors’ Theatre Company Endowment Fund

Alano Club of Kent County Endowment Fund 

Community Endowment Fund for AL-Tawheed Islamic Center*

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

Melinda M. Bendall Domestic Cat Benefit Fund

CASA of Kent County Endowment Fund

City of Belding Park Maintenance Fund

Lois A. Birch Kalman 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 

City of Grand Rapids Affordable Housing Fund

Comprehensive Therapy Center Endowment Fund 

Dr. Edwin P. and Florence H. Creaser Fund

David G. Dvorak, MD Scholarship Fund

Rita Didrichsons 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

Fallasburg Forever 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 G, Inc. 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 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 Reserve 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

Dr. Ali and Dr. Nadia Metwalli Fund for AL-Tawheed Islamic Center*

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

Padnos Family Temple Emanuel Fund for Cantorial and Education Services

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 

Widowed Persons Service 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

* denotes a new fund during fiscal year 2022-2023

Anonymous Advised Funds (9)

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

Troy and Jennifer Butler Family Fund*

The Butts Fund

Allan R. and Claudia A. Carlson Advised Fund

David M. and Cara V. Cassard Fund

Center for Systemic Change Advised Funds (2)

Chardoul Family Giving Fund

Iain and Michaele Charnley Family 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

Patrick and Nanci Dalton Family Fund

Darooge Family Charitable Fund

Mary and Bob Darrow Fund

Robert J. and Katherine M. Daverman Fund

Douglas DeBoer Memorial Fund

Eleanor Hager Defoe Fund

DeLapa Family Fund

Elizabeth Tinney Donley Fund

Beth Dornan Family Fund for Good

Dyer-Ives Neighborhood Fund

The Ebenezer Fund

Dave and Amy Engbers Family Foundation Fund

Engen Family Fund

Gail and James Fahner Family Fund

Flowerland Fund

Michael and Valerie Feehan 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

Frey Foundation Fund

Charles R. and Bette Fuller Family Fund

Furniture Manufacturers’ Heritage Advised Fund

C. John Gill and Rita Williams Family Fund

Richard and Elizabeth Gillett Family Fund

Gene and Tubie Gilmore Fund

Bing and Jean Goei Family Fund

Greenridge Dream Team Foundation Fund

Jamie Hale Memorial Fund

Ogland-Hand Family 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

S. Kaibab Fund

Keith and Kathryn Klingenberg Family Fund

Herbert and Glenna Knape Family Fund

John and Melinda Kopec Fund

David and Phyllis Koslow Fund

Kevin and Ann Kuske Charitable Fund*

Matthew Kutsche Memorial Fund

Lafayette Fund

Norm and Marilyn Leven Family Fund

LGR Sweeter Impact Fund

Bill and Karen Lawrence Family Fund

Loeks Family Funds (10)

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

Patricia A Macholan and Thomas R Macholan Fund

The Mackay Charitable 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

The Meijer Foundation

Daniel W. Miller and Susan L. Wright-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

C. Robert and Patricia Muth Fund

The Myers Family Fund

Khan and Liza Nedd Family Fund

Bob and Eileen Nelson 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

Plaster Creek Stewards Fund*

Jeff and Julia Poole Family Fund

Radle Family Fund*

Brent & Page Rector Charitable Fund

Betsy and Mike Redman Family Fund

La Familia de Baker-Reyes Foundation Fund*

Richenthal and Sage 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

Roth Family Fund

Charles and Stella Royce Fund for the Arts

Steve and Amy Ruis Fund*

E. Alan Rumbaugh Advised Fund

Sadler Family Fund

Angela Schipper Fund

The Sebastian Foundation Fund

Skoog Rogers Fund

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

N. 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

Mark and Colleen Van Putten Donor Advised 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 Fund

Wood/Willey Family Fund

Kate Pew Wolters Fund

Kevin Yon Creative Fund

Dick and Barbara Young Fund

Zack Family Fund

Field of Interest Funds

* denotes a new fund during fiscal year 2022-2023

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

James and Shirley Balk Fund for Education*

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

     David and Kay Wagner Fund for Challenge Scholars

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 Children

     Norma Olsen Fund for Abused Children

     The George and Kaye Wilsted Fund for Children

Fund for Economic Prosperity

Fund for Education

     David G. and Mary L. Annis Fund for Education*

     Nancy Balck Fund*

     William S. and Kay C. Farr Family Education Fund*

     Art Folkringa and Gussie Farris Fund*

     Alicent Epps Jasperse Memorial Fund for Academic Achievement

     Gerald Olson Fund for Education*

Fund for the Environment

Fund for Health

Fund for Neighborhoods

Healthy Youth & Healthy Seniors Fund

Cecilia Hoagland Fund for Local Veterans

Arthur H. Holmes Fund

Homeless Prevention Endowment Fund

Mary I. and David D. Hunting Family Fund

Hydro-Chem Systems Fund for Children

Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Fund for Healthcare and Community Health

The Jubilee Fund in Honor and Memory of Ardie Lee Burger, Sr.

Cathleen Kaiser Fund for Education*

Ken, Melinda and Andrew Krei Youth Fund

Dr. Sandra Last Challenge Scholarship

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

Leonard and Eileen Newman Fund for the Arts

Our LGBTQ Fund

     Balas Sellman Fund

     The Dunes Resort Fund

Estate of Annette Richards

Martin and Eileen Shedleski Family Fund

Somos Comunidad Fund

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 Enrichment Fund

Youth Field of Interest Fund

Operating/Special Projects Funds

* denotes a new fund during fiscal year 2022-2023

Administrative Fund

Charitable Gift Annuity Funds (37)

Tom and Mickie Fox Building Endowment Fund

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

     Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund

     Rosa Parks Sculpture Project

Scholarship Funds

* denotes a new fund during fiscal year 2022-2023

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 Youth Enrichment Fund

Bob and Aileen Elliott Scholarship Fund

Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship Fund

Folds Grand Rapids Scholarship*

FredK 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

John M. and Alicent Epps Jasperse Scholarship 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

Lobbestael Frederick Family Scholarship Fund

Dr. Jack and Katy Lukens Family Scholarship Fund

John T. and Frances J. Maghielse Scholarship Fund

Nika Marie Social Impact Scholarship*

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

Dr. Patricia E. Newby Close Up Scholarship Fund

Northouse Nursing 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

     University of Michigan GR Alumnae Trust Scholarship Fund

     Gretchen Slack Appelt and Doris Ann Slack Scholarship Fund

     Margaret Appelt Kerr Fund

     Meta Prange Murphy/Lucille Prange Fund

     Rosemary Scott 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

Donald M. Wells Scholarship Fund

West Michigan Financial Services Charitable Foundation Scholarship

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

Bob Zylstra Science, Technology, and Engineering Scholarship

Unrestricted Funds

* denotes a new fund during fiscal year 2022-2023

Fund for Community Good 

     Rita Champion-Balczak Fund*

     Lynne M. Black Fund

     Joy A. Brown-Baker Fund

     Laurie and Crawford Craft Family Fund

     Tom and Jan Czerney Fund

     Norman and Mary De Graaf Fund

     William and Patricia Edison Fund

     James and Bebe Glerum Fund

     Eleanore and Robert Howieson Fund

     Miner S. and Mary Ann Keeler Fund

     The David B. and Susan D. Lipner Fund

     Malcolm/Magolan Family 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

     Schaub Family Fund

     Elmer and Mable Slemons Fund

     Doug and Alix Thompson Fund*

     Bill and Barbara Van’t Hof Fund

     Theodore J. Vogt Fund

Contributions Receivable (split-interest)

    John H. and Nancy L. Batts 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, Robert O. Powell Trust, Theodore R. Schoonbeck Family Trust, 

     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

Janet E. Berg Fund

Thomas and Vita “Vickie” Bergers Community Fund

John W. and Margaret Bertsch Fund

Ken Betz and Pat Brewer 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

Rafael O. Diaz 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

Rená Guttrich Fund*

Chester A. Hall Fund

Leon W. Hall Fund

Stanley C. Hall Fund

Bill and Claudia Hardy Fund

Haslinger Family Fund

Minnie E. Haven Fund

Janet A. Haynes 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

Tom and Sally Kyros Fund

James and Mary Jane Lamse Fund

Kenneth Larm Fund for Community Good

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

Bonnie Miller Community Fund

Paul C. and Inez L. Miller Fund

Mary D. Morman Trust

Estate of Melanie L. Muir

Estate of Dr. Clifford T. Nelson

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

The Sebastian Foundation Unrestricted Fund*

Margery Seeger Fund

Diana Sieger Leadership 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

Selene Van Vleck Unrestricted Fund for Community Good*

James R. Van Vulpen Fund

Earle Vande Poel Charitable Fund

Don VandenBos Jr. 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

Jane N. and James C. Welch Foundation Fund*

John C. Whitcomb Fund

Marion Stuart White Fund

Estate of Zoe F. Whitworth Trust

Mary K. White Fund

Mrs. Imogene W. Wickett Fund

C. 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

2022 - 2023

Grant Partnerships

Grand Rapids Community Foundation establishes partnerships, allocates resources, and implements initiatives that seek to eliminate inequities in Kent County. Together with our nonprofit and community partners, we strive to bring people together to solve complicated community problems by addressing the root causes.

To learn more about our grants or to apply for a grant, visit

Black Legacy Fund

Challenge Scholars Dream Fund

Fund for Community Good


Somos Comunidad Fund

Youth Grant Committee

2022 - 2023

Honor, Memorial & Estate Gifts

We recognize the following people in whose honor or memory gifts to Grand Rapids Community Foundation were made.
In Honor

Rev. Katherine Lee Baker and Danny Montoya Reyes
Mallory Bowerman
Iain G. Charnley
Sergio C. Cira-Reyes
David Cook
GRCF Staff – Erika, Danah and Chantal
Mike Keast
Marian Kendall
Susan Lehman
Richard Mackowiak
Lon MacLachlan
Barbara P. Marcus
Russ Misiak
Pauls Priebe
Rosemary Reams
Carlos Sanchez
Holli Schlukebir
Diana R. Sieger
Roger Vander Molen
Mike Walczak

In Memory

David Balas
Nancy Balck
Roger W. and Willa J. Bauer
Kenneth D. Betz
Ivan K. Blough
Gerald M. Crane
Laverne Davis
Frank DeBruin
Richard DeLano
Donald DeYoung
Beverly A. Drake
Thomas S. Fox
David G. Frey
Marvin Gortsema
Rená M. Guttrich
Chet Hall
Janet A. Haynes
Richard Hemenway
Tina Henning
Mary A. Holland
Ernest Johnson
Glen W. Johnson
Cathleen Kaiser
John S. Keelean
Matthew Kutsche
William H. Larned
Judy Lloyd
Randy Lorenz
Andy Lubbers
Champlin R. McCahill
James E. McCarty
Wayne and Lorraine Ostrander
Betty Jane Pletcher
Charles F. Pletcher
Barbara A. Robinson
David P. Schroeder
Mary L. Smith
Jarvis L. Spreng
Margaret Hibbard Steketee
Brian Tingley
Stu Van Dyke
Doris J. VanderMey
Katherine and Olivia Veldink
Craig Wisner

Each year, people we know and love pass away, but our memories and their legacies remain with us. Grand Rapids Community Foundation remembers the following people who made gifts through their estate plans to benefit the community.
Estate Gifts

Alona Allen
Rita Chalmpion-Balczak Trust
Roger and Willa Bauer
Joanne T. Butts Trust
Thomas S. Fox
Cathleen Kaiser
Lorraine A. Ostrander Trust
John L. Peterson