The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy — one of the three largest academic centers in the country — is located at Grand Valley State University in the College of Community and Public Service. Professionals at the Johnson Center enjoy the benefits and human resource offerings of Grand Valley State University.

At the Johnson Center, you get the unique opportunity to bridge the worlds of foundations and nonprofits, academics and practitioners to advance the capacity of professionals and organizations working for the common good, while working with a dedicated staff. We have staff experts in community research, database development, foundation and nonprofit capacity building, research on philanthropy, and philanthropic archives, among others, making our mix of staff unique to the world of philanthropic infrastructure organizations. Our staff roles give you the opportunity to harness your craft — whatever it may be — for the common good. We work extensively in the state of Michigan, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Russell G. Mawby Fellowships in Philanthropic Studies

GVSU’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Dr. Russell G. Mawby Fellowships in Philanthropic Studies. The topic for the 2015-2016 Mawby Fellowship will be suggested by the person chosen to be the Mawby Faculty Fellow, with the advice and consent of the Mawby Fellows Selection Committee. For more information please review the attached RFP. Proposals should be submitted by May 11th to be considered. Please submit any questions to

Request for Proposals 

Executive Director, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected.

To apply, please visit:

To nominate a candidate, please contact: Tim Child,

All inquiries will be held in confidence.