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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 learn, grow and thrive, the Student Advancement Foundation through its fundraising and friendraising efforts has raised and granted over $20 Million for the benefit of Grand Rapids Public Schools and its students.

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

Upcoming Events

Crosstown Throwdown 2015 

Are you ready for some football?

Friday August 28, 2015

Houseman Field

4:30 pm   Union HS Red Hawks vs Lee High School

7:00 pm   Ottawa Hills Bengals vs Zeeland High School

Get Free Tickets in Advance HERE   (Tickets are $5.00 at the door)

First Day of School!

September 8, 2015

Classes resume for all students in Grand Rapids Public Schools

School registration available at your school now!

2nd Annual
Foundation for the Future Luncheon

Join us!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Noon – 1:00 pm

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

This event is free to attend, but donations will be accepted.

Questions or to RSVP, please contact Cindy.

During the lunch, you will hear more about the great work of GRPS and the Foundation as well as meet students and faculty from Coit Elementary School.

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“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