The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation is dedicated to the educational well-being of every Grand Rapids Public Schools student. As the exclusive fundraising partner for GRPS, we are committed to linking community resources and raising funds to benefit the almost 17,000 students and 53 schools in the district.
Why we do this?
We are led by a powerful mission to ensure that each and every student has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Fulfilling this mission is now more important than ever! With changes in government and educational funding, it is even more vital to ensure all students, of all walks of life, are given a chance to learn and reach far beyond their potential.
How we do this?
Guided by five impact areas – Arts Education, Environmental Education, Literacy, Math, Science & Technology and Physical Wellness – the Student Advancement Foundation is driven to bring awareness to the educational needs of the Grand Rapids Public Schools district. It’s not just about raising money, it’s about connecting as a community. By actively seeking funding and support from community resources and donors, we can successfully break down barriers to learning.
You can help!
Working alongside GRPS better helps us to leverage the dollars raised to meet the critical needs of the students and district. And our greatest resource is YOU – the community, the families, the neighbors! By engaging with us, you help to strengthen relationships, build a top-notch education system and most importantly, you help lay a pathway of opportunities and success for GRPS students.
A strong school system, makes a strong community.