• Cascade Community Foundation Launches Q&A Livestream Website

    In August 2020, Cascade Community Foundation launched the first video of the Q&A Livestream, the first-of-its-kind streaming series designed with the purpose of addressing unspoken issues due to fear, sensitivity, confusion, and more, aiming to offer a resource that promises a non-confrontational and judgment-free space for open dialogue. The series began with a focus on […]

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  • Introducing the 2021 Board of Directors

    When it comes to their work in Cascade, Ada, and Forest Hills, Cascade Community Foundation is joined by a variety of skilled community members that serve on the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors exists to advise and authorize the Foundation’s CEO (Justin Swan) on operations, philanthropic resources provided to the community, and overall […]

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  • Season 2 Premiere of Q&A Livestream Turns Focus to Mental Health

    The Q&A Livestream is made possible through endowments held at Cascade Community Foundation, sponsors and viewers like you.  If you would like to underwrite or sponsor programming, contact us at (616) 499-2060 or info@qalivestream.org. Please consider making Cascade Community Foundation a part of your annual giving by making a donation here.   Season 2 Premiere  […]

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  • Q&A Shorts Exclusive – Edward Volovlek, Franchise Owner of Living Magazines

    Edward Volovlek is the franchise owner of Living Magazines, including Ada Living, Cascade Living and EGR Living for N2 Publishing, and a long time resident of the area (FHN Class of 92). Beginning in May 2021, Living Magazines and Cascade Community Foundation began collaborating in order to better inform readers on the philanthropic happenings across Forest […]

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  • CCF Revives Volunteer Program

    The abundance of interest and generosity by residents and businesses across Ada, Cascade, and Forest Hills is being felt at Cascade Community Foundation. As new programming comes online – shining a spotlight on urgent and oft-unspoken topics such as teen-athlete suicide, mental health, and more – the organization is reviving a once robust network of […]

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  • Children’s Museum Headlines Foundation’s Latest Q&A

    December 08, 2020 – In August, Cascade Community Foundation sparked a new conversation for families across Ada, Cascade and Forest Hills, helping them to gain exposure to cultures and diversity they otherwise may ignore – intentionally or otherwise.  The often avoided topic of diversity in the predominantly white suburbs around Grand Rapids has become a […]

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  • Diversity In Children’s Literature (FREE BOOK BUNDLE)

    CCF JOINED BY KDL TO TALK ABOUT INTRODUCING DIVERSITY THROUGH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE On Monday, October 5 Cascade Community Foundation premiered episode #2 of the new Community Q&A Livestream, this time welcoming librarian Leigh Verburg of KDL.  CCF’s Justin Swan and Verburg discussed the popularity of three children’s books that help parents introduce culture and ethnicity, […]

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