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Challenge Scholars 2015-2016 Update Report

October 17, 2016

This year we are pleased to present specific data for each Challenge Scholars class cohort. Thanks to a data-sharing agreement with Grand Rapids Public Schools, we can now show you how Challenge Scholars students are doing relative to the requirements for the four-year scholarship.

Community Foundation Field Guide to Impact Investing

September 1, 2013

The Field Guide takes community foundations through three main stages of the impact investing journey: Learn, Design, and Activate. Although many resources exist that explain how to invest for both social impact and financial return, the Field Guide is the first comprehensive resource to specifically focus on the needs of a community foundation.

Sold Short: Residential Foreclosures in Kent County 2004-2007

February 1, 2008

Presents data on foreclosure counts and rates and maps foreclosures by neighborhood to assess their impact on the economic and social well-being of the community. Outlines foreclosure procedures in the context of Michigan foreclosure laws.