Our Impact

Measuring success, one child at a time.  

  • 47 Libraries
  • 400 New musical instruments
  • 2,500 High-powered graphing calculators
  • 3,900 Students exploring the natural environment each year

Helping students reach their full potential—with the tools and experiences needed to learn. That’s the work of the Student Advancement Foundation. We harness the energy, resources and commitment of our community to remove the barriers that keep our kids from success.  

In some ways, our impact is immeasurable.  How do you quantify what Tanya has gained from having a brand new library at her school, fully stocked with engaging books?  Or what it inspired in Alejandro to have watched Charlotte’s Web come alive on the theater stage?  Can we ever really know how much Erika was encouraged to pursue a career in the sciences because she had a calculator that allowed her to excel on the ACT test? For more about how we positively impact education at GRPS, find out How We Work.

Through partnerships, dollars raised, new initiatives and reaching out to our community, we help make sure the students of Grand Rapids can learn, can grow and can one day achieve their dreams. Check out our latest Newsletter or our Annual Report to read stories about the impact your support has had on GRPS student achievement in the last year.