Our journey began many
years ago in 1993. Through the vision of dedicated community
members, our Foundation took shape. There was a need, and we
wanted to help be a solution. That vision has not changed. With
education constantly morphing, a world-wide pandemic and
government funding continuously being pared down, our purpose is
more important than ever!
We know the key to
providing the highest caliber academic opportunities for
students is the community. Through philanthropy, we can help
make education at GRPS more advanced and meaningful than
students in classrooms and far more equitable to neighboring
districts. How can we, as a community, accomplish this?
It means the generosity of
individuals, corporations, organizations, community leaders and
the like must come together to give of their resources. It means
existing outside ourselves to ensure we provide every student,
from every walk of life, an education that surpasses
When we bring people
together to apply their gifts toward a greater purpose, the
Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundation can provide funds that
support and create robust and equitable academic environments.
The Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundation believes every single
GRPS student deserves to thrive without limits and receive an
education that feeds and nourishes unlimited potential. Our
students are worthy of this.
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