Voice GR // Powered by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy


VoiceGR is an evolving community survey designed uniquely to connect demographics with the opinions, attitudes, and perceptions of greater Grand Rapids area residents on topics such as ability to meet basic needsaccess to healthcareneighborhood safetyemploymenteducation, and racism and discrimination. The data gathered from the survey is meant to help create a baseline to stimulate conversation on pertinent issues to our region.

The primary goal of VoiceGR is to provide objective data to residents, nonprofits, governments, businesses, and other decision makers regarding the perceptions and needs of the community.


2016 VoiceGR Survey

Check out the 2016 Survey Results to explore an interactive map of last year’s results, read about the methods behind the survey, and examine data in the area that interests you or your organization most.


Help spread the word!

Join the conversation on your favorite social media platform. Use the hashtag #VoiceGR.

Does your organization want to help gather responses for future VoiceGR surveying?
If you are interested in supporting the survey in the future, please contact Dr. Jodi Petersen at jodi.petersen@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-6692.


Our Community Partners

Check out the full list of 2016 VoiceGR community partners here.


Download a VoiceGR Media Kit

Help support and promote the survey through your networks! Download a VoiceGR media kit which includes logos and promotional materials.

To learn more about promoting the VoiceGR survey, to schedule an interview, or to speak with an employee of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy about VoiceGR, please call (616) 331-7585.