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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


GR8 Sports, Great Kids
Community Press Conference
MLK Leadership Academy
645 Logan Street SE
February 9, 2016, 9:00 – 9:30 am


 GR8 Sports, Great Kids supports K-8 GRPS athletics opportunities.  Through GR8 Sports, GRPS offers 14 sports in grades 6-8; and four for elementary students—all at no cost to students or their families. 


Music Connects Students
The Whole Gritty City
A documentary film about three New Orleans marching bands
Wednesday February 24, 2016, 7:00 pm
Wealthy Theatre, 1131 Wealthy St SE
Tickets $8 in Advance/ $10 at the Door


Jazz Ensemble Tuba Skinny is dedicated to bringing traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world
Thursday March 3, 2016
More Information Coming Soon!


Music Connects Students is dedicated to raising money to support band and instrumental music programs in the Grand Rapids Public Schools.


MindShare 2016: TRANSFORM!
Wednesday April 27, 2016, 6- 9 pm
JW Marriott Hotel


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