Grand Rapids Community Foundation reflects on 100 years

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – For 100 years, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been responding to West Michigan’s most pressing needs. The foundation is now celebrating its centenary. From providing grants and scholarships to working to overcome racial, social and economic differences, GRCF has helped thousands of people in the community.

According to Diana Sieger, President of Diana Sieger, over the past century, the nonprofit organization has awarded $21 million in scholarships and provided opportunities for thousands of students to gain an education.

Sieger says the only thing they’ve learned over the past two years is that change is inevitable and the foundation has always been able to adapt and provide whatever the community needs.

She credits the organization’s longevity to the partnerships and generosity of the community. This year’s celebrations include events, storytelling and the transition to the second century of service to the West Michigan community.

“We really take the time to just say thank you to the community for all their support and the fact that we’re ready to go another 100 years,” Sieger said.

To learn more about the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, go to

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