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Mission & History

Who We Are

MISSION

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.

The Foundation provides for the immediate needs of our schools by funding programs or projects, and by funding enhancements to teaching and learning that are not covered by the regular school budget. Together, the Foundation and our generous donors provide funds for both immediate needs and long term enhancements within our district. The Foundation has a current endowment of more than $8 million and plans to grow that endowment to more than $12 million through the Now&Forever capital campaign. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in program support, grants, awards, and scholarships.

None of that would be possible without donors like you. To donate, visit our Now&Forever donation page and make your pledge!

HISTORY

The East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation was established in 1983 as a private, non-profit organization to maintain and enhance the quality of education within the East Grand Rapids Public Schools and is solely dependent on tax-deductible donations from the community. We celebrate more than 35 years of enriching the educational experience and advancing the tradition of excellence in East Grand Rapids Schools.

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