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Ways To Give

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Honor Society & Honor Roll


One out of six third graders who are not reading at grade level by third grade will not graduate high school on time- LITERACY matters!

As a member of the Honor Society, you become part of our most dedicated supporters, receive special updates and make a lasting difference in the lives of our students. Honor Society members make a significant, unrestricted investment in the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation and the students of Grand Rapids Public Schools.  Learn More


Monthly Giving Club

By joining our monthly giving club, you can have monthly donations made directly to the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation. Learn More


Planned Giving

Make a forever impact on education for all future generations of GRPS students by making a planned gift to the Student Advancement Foundation! Planned giving is any major gift made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.  Learn More


Named Funds

Named funds provide support to specific needs or interests within Grand Rapids Public Schools.  Learn More



Fundraising Events


Foundation for the Future

The Student Advancement Foundation’s Foundation for the Future fundraising luncheon supports Grand Rapids Public Schools students as they learn, grow and thrive. Join us as we celebrate past successes, share inspiring stories and discuss future GRPS plans. Attendees will hear from Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal, students and other members of the GRPS family. This annual luncheon is free and open to the public. As a fundraiser as well, this event will be an opportunity for guests to make a financial contribution to the Foundation. Learn More

Stay tuned for the date of the 2020 Foundation for the Future Luncheon.  To join us, please email Carolyn or call 616.988.5430, ext. 1



MindShare is the Student Advancement Foundation’s premiere gala – a fund and friend-raising event like no other. This annual event showcases the talents of Grand Rapids Public Schools students, highlights the impact of our work and gives the community the opportunity to invest in educational opportunities to help all of our students to learn, develop and thrive. Learn More

For sponsorship information, please email Salina or call at 616-988-5430 ext 5

Get Involved

If you have time and talent to offer, please consider partnering with GRPS via one of our city’s fantastic community programs like United Way’s Schools of Hope.  You can also contact Grand Rapids Public Schools directly to find out about other ways volunteers can impact kids’ education.


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