Youth: We believe in the potential of every child and we are passionate about seeing all children succeed in school, work and life. The goal of this area of our Foundation work is to help provide children in the community with enriching opportunities to acquire the emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual skills to become the people they aspire to be.
Families: We believe that families are fundamental as the cradle of faith, education, society, and success. We strive to support approaches to strengthen the bond of families in our community, promote the importance of the family unit, and provide area families with the knowledge and life-skills to effectively learn, grow, and thrive together.
Community: We believe that God calls us to live in community with one another and to love our neighbors as ourselves. With that vision in mind, we seek to lend our support to programs that function to enhance the culture and quality of life in our community. We strive to promote a foundationally strong community by working to empower all to be positive contributors.
Focused impact work
Guided by our passion for children and families, we also support two specific, strategic Community Impact initiatives benefiting youth in Grand Rapids. Partnerships with these initiatives are offered on an invitation-only basis.
Believe 2 Become: A collaborative partnership of students, parents, families, schools, and community organizations working together to help all young people achieve academic success.
Gatherings of Hope: A faith-based collaborative partnership of students, parents, families, congregations, and community organizations working together to enrich pastoral and family leadership.