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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

  • Design for the Greater Good

    Design for the Greater Good

    KCAD and GVSU’S Johnson Center for Philanthropy Partner to Empower Nonprofit Innovation Through Human Centered Design

    Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) and Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy have gained a key partner in their mission to help area nonprofits develop the tools …

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  • Lead: The Work of Inequality

    Lead: The Work of Inequality

    by Kyle Caldwell, Johnson Center for Philanthropy
    and Diana Sieger, Grand Rapids Community Foundation

    The recent water crisis in Flint has highlighted the enormous challenges faced by marginalized populations, especially in cities still trying to recover from our changing economy. Basic life opportunities escape the grasp of those with limited means, voice, …

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