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GR8 Sports & GR8 Girls

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GR8 Sports & GR8 Girls
Supporting Arts & Creativity


Supporting Arts & Creativity
Fostering Literacy

Fostering Literacy

Fostering Literacy
Removing Barriers

Removing Barriers

Removing Barriers

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The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation is the strategic fundraising partner of Grand Rapids Public Schools.  We link community resources with the needs of GRPS for the benefit of its students, not just by raising money but also by identifying and strengthening partnerships and opportunities to engage the community in our efforts.


We believe that all students deserve every opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.  Since 2003, the Foundation has raised and granted over $20 million through our fundraising and friendraising efforts.


Watch the impact of our work on the students of the Grand Rapids Public Schools


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Upcoming Events

GRPS 2016 Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving Day (Thurs. 11/24)

This holiday race brings more than 2,000 people together to inspire, encourage and celebrate a healthy community.  Proceeds benefit GRPS athletic programs.
5K race begins at Van Andel Arena at 8 AM. FREE mini-trot for kids twelve and under (8:40 AM) Turkey Trot registration is now open!

Turkey Trot

#GRGives and #GivingTuesday
Tuesday, November 29

After the shopping rush of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, consider a gift to help your community!  Celebrate Giving Tuesday with us and support a cause that’s important to you.  This year, we’re joining nonprofits from all around Grand Rapids to encourage and celebrate the generosity of our city through #GRGives.  Help us spread the word through your social media networks.

GR Gives

Violins and Strings fundraiser
Sunday, December 4 | 5-9 pm

El Barrio Mexican Grill, 545 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids

Come enjoy a scrumptious dinner while helping support school orchestra programs.

El Barrio Fundraiser