Grant Strategy for Sustainability

by (johnsoncenter)

Submitted 10-31-2016 under

The relationship between a nonprofit and a foundation can be mutually beneficial; however, nonprofits struggle to understand the complicated world of foundations, how they give and how to effectively manage these relationships. This interactive...

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Tell the Awesome Foundation about your ideas

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

Each month 10 local philanthropists join forces and donate $100 each to create a $1000 grant for someone’s awesome idea.  Each chapter of the Awesome Foundation is independently funded. Each agent (the philanthropic member) makes a...

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Youth Grant Committee to award $45,000

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 01-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Community Foundation puts a lot of trust in local youth. This can be seen in the important responsibilities put on the Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee, a group of high school students who annually help award $45,000 in grants....

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Six months of Awesome

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 05-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Get an awesome idea. Apply for a grant. Win $1000 with no strings attached. Sound too good to be true? When the Awesome Foundation started awarding grants in Grand Rapids six months ago, they expected to have a constant flow of submissions, but...

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Race for a Cure project makes Grand Rapids awesome

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 01-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

There’s nothing awesome about cancer. Well, except maybe a bicycle racing team that supports local fitness programs for cancer patients. That’s how Brad MacKenzie sees it anyway. MacKenzie, 27, won January’s $1000 grant from the...

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Community Foundation Grants: Civil Liberties, Bike Bridges, Housing Rehab, Summer Interns, Hispanic Business Development and Fish Streams

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 06-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $454,500 in grants to nonprofits in Kent County that will have impact on people in all corners of the community. American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan was awarded $30,000 to...

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Seeking Funding for your Youth-Serving Program?

by (YGCreporter)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Youth Grant Committee (YGC) is comprised of public, private and home-schooled high school students from the greater Grand Rapids area. During the school year, members meet and assess youth issues, develop a request for proposals process to...

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SMF Grant making is underway!

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 08-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

SMF grant review is underway!The curtains are drawn, the applications are in, and the evaluation process for the Southtown Matching Fund has begun. Our Neighborhood Services Department received a number of applications from a variety of nonprofits...

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Newest Community Foundation Grants Total $1.5 Million

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 06-15-2010 under NEWS

This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted to approve $1.5 million in grants. The grants address four areas of need in Kent County including economic growth, health, arts and culture, and the creation of safe and...

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The Michigan Cultural Data Project comes to Grand Rapids to help arts and culture organizations make the mark they deserve

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

At every presentation about the Cultural Data Project (CDP), people gasp at what it can do - at every one of the fifteen talks across the state. And now, after two years of work by a dedicated team, this valuable tool is available in Michigan. If...

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