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  • Coronavirus Response Fund

    March 25

    Coronavirus Response Fund

    In response to COVID-19, our foundation has partnered with local donors and the Heart of West Michigan United Way to create the Coronavirus Response Fund. The fund will support nonprofits serving vulnerable families and individuals during the coronavirus pandemic. Through this partnership, our foundation can react more quickly to the growing needs of our nonprofit partners who continue the vital work of caring for our neighbors and community.

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  • 2020 3 11 The Manhattan Institute Study

    March 11

    Midwest Success Stories: These 10 Cities Are Blooming, Not Rusting

    A recent study by The Manhattan Institute highlights the growing success of 10 Midwest cities. These cities show growth in population, jobs, and a series of other economic measures. I'm delighted that Grand Rapids is one of them. In fact, Grand Rapids led the charge in job growth from 2010 to 2018 with a 24.3% increase.

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  • Downtown Market Courtesy Experience Gr

    April 30, 2019

    Study shows $85M Downtown Market impact

    The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has become a destination for visitors, and a new study by Grand Valley State University estimates the economic impact of the Market to be more than $85 million. The Foundation is pleased to support the Downtown Market and help create more entrepreneurial and economic opportunities in our hometown.

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  • 70X7 Outreach Luncheon

    February 26, 2019

    Building a New Life

    With a recidivism rate of just 4.6 perfect, 70x7 Life Recovery is making a tremendous impact on the lives of returning citizens and their families as well as local businesses. We are pleased to support 70x7 and excited to see it spread restoration and hope into Grand Rapids.

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  • Vision To Learn Grand Rapids 2 5

    January 25, 2019

    Vision To Learn Providing Students in Grand Rapids Free Eyeglasses

    An estimated 3,000 Grand Rapids Public Schools students do not have the eyeglasses they need to see the board, read a book, or participate in class. We are proud to partner with Vision To Learn to help our Grand Rapids students see.

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  • Grand Rapids Michigan

    January 15, 2019

    Why Grand Rapids Is One of the Fastest Growing Cities in America and a Hotbed for Entrepreneurs

    Our Grand Rapids community is one of the Foundation’s biggest focus areas. We are proud to invest in our backyard, accelerate community transformation, and help West Michigan become a desirable place to live and work.

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  • Cfi Duane Eidenier And Wmaa Student Brandon Farish

    January 4, 2019

    Operation Good Cheer

    A West Michigan Aviation Academy student brought holiday cheer to foster youth and found joy in the season of giving.

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  • Dollys Delights

    August 13, 2018

    Pitch Perfect

    Spring GR helps local entrepreneurs launch businesses and successfully pitch for start-up funds

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  • 2016 Annual Report Cover

    November 17, 2017

    Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation 2016 Annual Report

    The Foundation's 2016 Annual Report of Giving

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  • Dick and Betsy DeVos Change Makers

    June 1, 2017

    Michigan Change Makers: Dynamic disruptors chart the course of change

    Dick and Betsy DeVos: Changing institutions, and the face of their hometown

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  • Dick And Betsy Mlive

    January 9, 2017

    Dick and Betsy DeVos lift the veil on their $139M in philanthropy

    ​There's no question Dick and Betsy DeVos garner lots of attention – and criticism – for their outsized political donations. But those are pocket change compared to their charitable contributions, which add up to nearly $139 million over their lifetimes.

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  • Dick And Betsy Devos Annual Report Of Giving 2015

    January 4, 2017

    Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation 2015 Annual Report

    The Foundation's 2015 Annual Report of Giving

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