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We link community resources with the needs of our city’s students, not just by raising money, but also by identifying and strengthening partnerships and opportunities to engage the community in our efforts.

Believing all students deserve the chance to succeed, the Student Advancement Foundation has raised almost $8 million since 1993 to provide Grand Rapids Public Schools students the educational tools and enrichment experiences they need to learn.

Watch how the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation partners with Grand Rapids Public Schools to help all of our students learn, develop, and thrive.

Recent Events

State of Our Schools Address 

May 16, 2015
Ottawa Hills High School – 2055 Rosewood Avenue, SE

 MindShare 2015: I’m IN!

April 29, 2015 6:30 pm, JW Marriott Hotel

 “Girl Rising” Movie

April 22, 2015
Wealthy Theater – 1130 Wealthy Street, SE

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Sponsored by Herman Miller’s Women Influencing Now Inclusiveness Resource Team and SAF


“Art isn’t about art- it’s about life. I try to give my students as many experiences as I can provide.”


-Matt LaFleur, GRPS Art Teacher