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A Partnership for Our Kids

What We Do

Together with our generous donors, the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation enriches the educational experience of our students by funding excellence in teaching and learning that requires financial support beyond the district. We support excellence in education by funding vital school programs and leading-edge educational enhancements. 

Over the course of students' thirteen years in East schools from kindergarten through graduation, the Foundation and its donors will contribute more than $4 million to their education in the form of program support, classroom grants, faculty awards and scholarships, student scholarships and co-curricular funding. To provide for future needs, the Foundation has built an endowment of more than $13 million. In coming years that endowment will generate more than half a million dollars every year without decreasing the principal.

None of that would be possible without your tremendous support of our students and the Foundation. Together, we're investing in our students, because the future belongs to Pioneers.

Thank you!


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