Online Tools

  • VoiceGR

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

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  • LearnPhilanthropy

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

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  • 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.

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  • Community Profiles 2.0

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

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Latest News & Featured Work

  • Why Should We Care About Tax Policy?

    Why Should We Care About Tax Policy?

    Written in collaboration with Kyle Caldwell (Johnson Center for Philanthropy), Donna Murray-Brown (Michigan Nonprofit Association), and Rob Collier (Council of Michigan Foundations).

    There is no shortage of news about taxes. Presidential elections bring out discussions on budgets, deficits, debt, and taxes. They raise the question for all of us, “Who pays how …

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  • The Future of Community Philanthropy

    The Future of Community Philanthropy

    by Jason Franklin, Ph.D.

    The W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair is the first endowed chair explicitly focusing on community philanthropy. Given this new focus, after accepting this role one of the first questions I grappled with was naturally: “what do we mean by community philanthropy?” After many discussions and reflection, I would …

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