Grants Awarded 2014


Davenport University
$2.5 million (over 7 years) to build the Robert W. Sneden Center on the Lettinga Campus (year 5)
Grand Rapids Community College Foundation

$250,000 (over 5 years) for renovation of Stewart Edward White Hall (final year)

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

$250,000 (over 5 years) for Challenge Scholars program at Grand Rapids Public Schools (year 1)

Grand Rapids University Prep Academy

$150,000 (over 3 years) to develop new downtown campus (year 2)

Next Step of West Michigan

$40,000 for housing renovation in Baxter Street neighborhood

LINC Community Revitalization

$125,00 (over 2 years) for ongoing business corridor improvement in the Southtown neighborhood (year 2)

Wedgwood Christian Services

$100,000 (over 2 years) for onsite youth Employment Training Program (year 1)

Camp Fire of West Michigan

$7500 for after school instructional programming

Grand Rapids Ellington Academy
$30,000 for "Educating GREAT Students" capital campaign
Dock Ministries
$7500 for tutoring center at Kelloggsville Public Schools
D.A. Blodgett/St John's 
$4500 for Lighthouse Academy classroom improvements at DABSJ North Campus
Mind Meets Music
$10,000 + $5000 matching challenge grant for classroom literacy/music instruction
Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids/Youth Commonwealth
$7500 for programming support
GROW (Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women)

$10,000 for "Small Business GPS" (Growth and Planning Service) training classes

Inner City Christian Federation

$10,000 for Supportive Housing Services and Family Haven transitional housing

Council of Michigan Foundations
$3500 for annual membership and sustaining support


TOTAL GRANTS 2013-14:  $801,393.00