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Online Tools

  • 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.

  • VoiceKent & VoiceGR

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


Johnson Center Blog

  • Photo: 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Academy participants

    In Their Own Words: Graduates of the Inaugural Grand Rapids Neighborhood Leadership Academy Speak About Their Experiences

    At the Johnson Center, we see community engagement itself as a form of philanthropy: a giving of time, talent, and treasure for the betterment of society and your neighbors.

    And we’re not alone in this philosophy. This past January, the …

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  • Listening Carefully: An Argument for Considering All the Data

    by Kevin Bolduc

    Field Focus: Data and the Sector is intended to offer us all the opportunity to consider the ways that numbers, statistics, and trends both impact and inform the way we do our jobs. But put another way, we’re also talking about “feedback,” the qualitative data …

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