Latest Charitable Giving Estimate

People who donate to charitable causes in Kent County are more generous than individual donors in the rest of the state, according to a new estimated report from the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. The report shows total charitable giving in the county decreased slightly in

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Good Works: A Story About Fair Food Network

Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit founded on the belief that vibrant local food systems can create health and economic opportunity for all. With a diverse network of partners, it develops solutions that support farmers, strengthen local economies, and increase access to healthy food—especially in underserved communities.

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Letter from the Editor — Our State of Generosity

Dear Reader, When 1972 dawned, Michigan’s philanthropic sector was significant, but largely unorganized. The sector was divided into subsectors of health, education, human services, arts and culture, and religion, none of which communicated well with the others. Michigan’s government did little to encourage its givers and its volunteers.

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Our State of Generosity —

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is launching Our State of Generosity (OSoG), an online platform that explores the past 40 years of Michigan’s philanthropic sector and its leadership. is a joint effort of the Council of Michigan Foundations, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Michigan Community Service Commission, and the Johnson

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New issue of The Foundation Review

This quarter’s publication is co-edited with Grants Managers Network. Many thanks to Michelle Greanias, GMN’s executive director, for writing this issue’s editorial. Vol. 6 Issue 3 on Grantmaking Practices  Editorial Dear Readers, Grantmaking practices matter. It is both a simple and complex idea, and one that gets varied attention from

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A New

By Danielle Venema, undergraduate student at Grand Valley State University, Marketing and Communications assistant at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Philanthropy is changing faster than ever. At the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, we believe that learning curves shouldn’t get in the way of impact. Our mission is

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