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

  • 11 Trends for 2017

    11 Trends for 2017

    What trends will affect your work in 2017?

    Drawing on our local, national, and international research, tool development, training, and data work, leaders from the Johnson Center have identified 11 key trends that will impact the work of both grantmakers or nonprofit leaders in the months and years to come.

    Download and read the full report, featuring …

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  • F. Martin Johnson

    In Memoriam…

    We Remember F. Martin “Mart” Johnson

    The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy expresses its condolences to the Johnson family for the loss of F. Martin Johnson. He passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, February 27, 2017.

    Mart, as he was known among friends and in the community, was the devoted husband and life partner …

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