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Online Tools

  • VoiceGR

    An annual community survey designed uniquely to connect demographics with opinions and perceptions of greater Grand Rapids area residents.

  • LearnPhilanthropy

    A marketplace of knowledge, tools, and connections for newcomers. Navigate the field, learn with peers and thought leaders, and improve your grant making.

  • Our State of Generosity

    An online platform to share Michigan’s philanthropic history. Discover milestones that made the state a leader, and get tools for effective philanthropy.

  • Community Profiles 2.0

    Explore housing and economics data in Grand Rapids with this interactive mapping and demographic snapshot tool.


Latest News & Featured Work

  • Exit Strategies for Foundations

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Exit Strategies for Foundations

    By Teri Behrens, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning

    Since 2010, there has been a significant shift toward creating foundations that have a defined endpoint. According to one estimate1, about 19 percent of family foundations established between 2010 and 2014 plan to spend out …

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  • VoiceGR 2016

    VoiceGR 2016 Survey Results Released

    by Jodi Petersen, Ph.D., Director, Community Research Institute

    The Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Community Research Institute has released its VoiceGR results for 2016. The VoiceGR survey seeks to inform local decision makers and stakeholders utilizing data on the opinions, attitudes, and perceptions of local residents. The survey asks about prominent issues such …

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