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How To Help

There are three ways you can help the Foundation with its mission: by donating, by giving your time, and by raising awareness of what we do. 

All three are important. Even after more than 35 years of helping our schools, there are still plenty of people who don't know what the Foundation does. You can tell them.

You can tell them that our mission is to enrich the educational experience of our students by funding excellence in teaching and learning that requires financial support beyond the district. You can tell them by telling our story, liking our Facebook page and sharing our posts on social media. You can tell them that in the 2020-21 school year we donated nearly $900,000 to our schools. You can tell them that without the Foundation's help, programs including elementary gym, art, and music, the world language program, reading and math interventionists and many more would have been imperiled by state budget cuts. You can tell them that the Foundation provides grants that make a powerful, positive difference in the lives of every student at every one of our schools.

Mostly, you can tell them that the Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the East Grand Rapids Schools' tradition of excellence for generations to come.