Online Tools

  • Community Profiles 2.0

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

    An annual community survey designed uniquely to connect demographics with opinions and perceptions of Grand Rapids and Kent County 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.

Latest News & Featured Work

  • Understanding, Strengthening, and Advancing Philanthropy

    Understanding, Strengthening, and Advancing Philanthropy

    by Kyle Caldwell, Executive Director of the Johnson Center

    Modern philanthropy is complicated. Donors, nonprofits, and foundations bring diverse views for determining and serving the common good. These forces sometimes compete and can make finding a cogent and clear sector-wide strategy nearly impossible. Yet, as someone once said of democracy, it is …

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  • The Board Recruitment Dilemma

    The Board Recruitment Dilemma: A community problem that needs a community solution

    by Matthew Downey, Director of Nonprofit Services

    One can argue that most nonprofit organizations across the U.S. struggle in some way with recruiting the right leaders to fill board roles. Too often, those of us in the sector hear stories of individuals who have had …

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