Grand Rapids Community Foundation

COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, May 1 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-01-2020 under NEWS

Kent County begins May with 1,600 cases, 36 deaths, and 417 recoveries from COVID-19. These numbers, reported by the Kent County Health Department, are as of May 1. Statewide, there are 42,356 cases, 3,866 deaths, and 8,342 recoveries. Reported by...

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Grand Rapids Community Foundation y las organizaciones locales de liderazgo Latinx lanzan el Fondo La Lucha para familias indocumentadas y de estatus mixto afectadas por la pandemia de COVID-19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-24-2020 under NEWS

La organización Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) anunció hoy, 23 de abril, el lanzamiento de una nueva respuesta de emergencia a la pandemia de COVID-19, La Lucha Fund, que apoyará a familias indocumentadas y de estado mixto en el Condado de...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Thursday, April 23 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-23-2020 under NEWS

Kent County now has 815 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 27 related deaths. Statewide, there are a confirmed 35,291 cases and 2,977 related deaths. These numbers, reported by the State of Michigan, are as of today, April 23. Shared in this Thursday,...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Tuesday, April 21 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-21-2020 under NEWS

Kent County now has 626 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 25 related deaths; an increase of 76 cases and one death since yesterday, April 20. Statewide, there are now 32,967 cases and 2,700 deaths. These numbers, reported daily by the State of Michigan...

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First class of GRPS Challenge Scholars aims for free college

by (Charguitar)

Submitted 06-16-2017 under NEWS

Francisco McKnight just finished his freshman year at Union High School, but he’s already thinking ahead to college. That’s due in large part to the fact that, as a Challenge Scholar, he’s guaranteed up to four years tuition-free...

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'The Rapidian to me is about learning and having a voice'

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Community, to me, means sharing not only the space we live, but also common goals toward growth, sustainability, and prosperity. A community is for everyone by everyone. We participate together to build it. The Rapidian matters because it is a forum...

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Building legacy now: GR Current works to strengthen startups, investors with impact investing

by (grcurrent)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Written by Felip Ballesteros, Startup Communicator at GR Current Working within the startup community in Grand Rapids, at GR Current we’re deciphering the DNA of local entrepreneurs and investors. Identifying risk tolerance, industry strengths...

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The Spoke Folks increase access to bicycle transportation through funding from Grand Rapids Community Foundation

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Most job applications ask the same question: Do you have access to reliable transportation? The Spoke Folks, a nonprofit bicycle co-op, want every member of our community equipped to check “YES” with confidence.     The Spoke...

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Local Double Up Food Bucks program first in country to go digital, reduce lost benefits

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Fulton Street Farmers Market (FSFM), as well as about a dozen smaller markets in the area, is partnered with the Fair Food Network offering a program called Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up) that benefits low income persons by matching Bridge...

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Challenge Scholars: creating opportunity

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 05-05-2014 under VOICES

They say it takes a village to raise a child and in the eyes of Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Grand Rapids Public Schools, these words ring true. Benjamin Oliver, Challenge Scholars Advisor, and Meredith Fennema, PR & Marketing...

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