• Partner Spotlight: Cascade Trails

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been hazardous to the mental health of many community members, and our senior citizens are no exception. For many of those in senior living communities, suddenly, everything was different. Residents were confined to their rooms. Family visits were paused indefinitely. Meals now had to be eaten in solitude. These changes were […]

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  • 2021 Grant Awards

    This summer, Cascade Community Foundation is awarding over $20,000 in grants to four local organizations and programs that heavily impact the Ada, Cascade, and Forest Hills community. Members of the Foundation’s grant committee reviewed applications from several local organizations and are pleased to announce the following awards. Cascade Community Foundation will award a grant to […]

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  • Cascade Community Foundation Launches Q&A Livestream Website

    In August 2020, Cascade Community Foundation launched the first video of the Q&A Livestream, the first-of-its-kind streaming series designed with the purpose of addressing unspoken issues due to fear, sensitivity, confusion, and more, aiming to offer a resource that promises a non-confrontational and judgment-free space for open dialogue. The series began with a focus on […]

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  • Introducing the 2021 Board of Directors

    When it comes to their work in Cascade, Ada, and Forest Hills, Cascade Community Foundation is joined by a variety of skilled community members that serve on the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors exists to advise and authorize the Foundation’s CEO (Justin Swan) on operations, philanthropic resources provided to the community, and overall […]

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  • Season 2 Premiere of Q&A Livestream Turns Focus to Mental Health

    The Q&A Livestream is made possible through endowments held at Cascade Community Foundation, sponsors and viewers like you.  If you would like to underwrite or sponsor programming, contact us at (616) 499-2060 or info@qalivestream.org. Please consider making Cascade Community Foundation a part of your annual giving by making a donation here.   Season 2 Premiere  […]

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  • Making the Most of Your Charitable Giving

    Did you know that more than a third of all charitable giving occurs in the last three months of the year? As we enter into “giving season,” it’s important to know the best ways to make the most out of every dollar you give to the organizations and areas you’re passionate about. What does that […]

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  • New Annual Partnership Opportunites for Fall 2021

    When it comes to having a lasting impact in your community, where does one even begin? Businesses large and small all over the country are making changes right in their own backyard through their local community foundation. Why work with your community foundation? Foundations like Cascade Community Foundation are here to serve your business and […]

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  • Partner Spotlight: Alles Law

    When it comes to planning for our future, many of us are at a loss. Where do we even begin? Life is busy. It can feel like we plan out each minute of our days, but every day we hear from members of this community who have not given any thought to planning the future […]

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  • Local Foundation is Asking How You Would Shape America’s Modern Classroom

    Next year, the Cascade Community Foundation’s Q&A Livestream Series will turn to education, launching a landmark investigation into answering a rather simple question.  What’s required to make Forest Hills Public Schools the incubator for modern classrooms in America? Designed to spark dialogue around often avoided topics impacting the suburbs of Grand Rapids, the Foundation’s Q&A […]

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  • The Q&A Livestream: Changing Conversations for a Lasting Impact

    In August 2020, Cascade Community Foundation launched the first video of the Q&A Livestream, the first-of-its-kind streaming series. The goal was to address unspoken issues in Cascade, Ada, and Forest Hills that are overlooked due to fear, sensitivity, and confusion, and to offer a resource that promises a non-confrontational and judgment-free space for open dialogue […]

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  • Q&A Shorts Exclusive – Edward Volovlek, Franchise Owner of Living Magazines

    Edward Volovlek is the franchise owner of Living Magazines, including Ada Living, Cascade Living and EGR Living for N2 Publishing, and a long time resident of the area (FHN Class of 92). Beginning in May 2021, Living Magazines and Cascade Community Foundation began collaborating in order to better inform readers on the philanthropic happenings across Forest […]

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