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    “We฀cannoT฀ live฀only฀for฀ ourselves.฀฀ a฀Thousand฀ fiBers฀ connecT฀us฀ WiTh฀our฀ felloW฀ men;฀and฀ among฀Those฀ fiBers,฀as฀ sympaTheTic฀ Threads,฀our฀ acTions฀run฀ as฀causes,฀ and฀They฀ come฀Back฀ To฀us฀as฀ effecTs.” Herman฀Melville Steelcase฀Foundation฀2007฀annual฀report steelcasefoundation.org


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    To฀The฀communiTy฀฀ parTners฀and฀friends฀of฀ The฀sTeelcase฀foundaTion: These฀are฀difficult฀times฀for฀our฀communities฀and฀the฀ people฀ who฀ live฀ in฀ them.฀ Thank฀ goodness฀ that฀ for฀ every฀challenge฀we฀face,฀there฀are฀creative,฀committed฀ people฀who฀are฀finding฀smart฀ways฀to฀address฀them.฀฀ The฀ solutions฀ that฀ come฀ from฀ these฀ people฀ give฀ us฀ hope฀ and฀ renew฀ our฀ optimism.฀ At฀ the฀ Steelcase฀ Foundation,฀our฀greatest฀joy฀is฀helping฀to฀bring฀these฀ solutions฀ to฀ life฀ and฀ watching฀ the฀ impact฀ they฀ have.฀ We’re฀ proud฀ to฀ have฀ invested฀ over฀ $8.3฀ million฀ last฀ year฀in฀organizations฀that฀are฀improving฀the฀quality฀of฀ life฀in฀their฀regions,฀and฀to฀have฀been฀a฀partner฀in฀these฀ efforts.฀Sometimes฀our฀role฀is฀coach,฀sometimes฀it’s฀ cheerleader,฀ but฀ always฀ our฀ goal฀ is฀ to฀ support฀ the฀ ideas฀ of฀ local฀ people฀ on฀ how฀ to฀ enrich฀ the฀ places฀ where฀they฀live฀and฀work. The฀groups฀that฀we฀fund฀have฀one฀thing฀in฀common:฀ They฀understand฀that฀for฀our฀communities฀to฀prosper,฀ the฀individuals฀in฀those฀communities฀must฀prosper฀as฀ well…because,฀as฀Herman฀Melville฀and฀others฀remind฀ us,฀all฀things฀connect.฀“Injustice฀anywhere฀is฀a฀threat฀ to฀ justice฀ everywhere,”฀ said฀ Martin฀ Luther฀ King,฀ Jr.฀ Working฀ with฀ people฀ like฀ you,฀ we฀ can฀ create฀ safer,฀ healthier,฀more฀equitable฀communities. Kate฀Pew฀Wolters Board฀Chair Susan฀Broman President,฀Steelcase฀Foundation


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    West฀Michigan฀Dental฀Foundation An฀unuSuAL฀MILeSTone฀|฀ www.wmdds.org next฀ time฀ you฀ have฀ a฀ cavity-free฀ visit฀ to฀ the฀ dentist,฀ give฀ a฀ thought฀ to฀ Grand฀ Rapids,฀ Michigan,฀ which฀ on฀ January฀ 25,฀1945,฀became฀the฀first฀community฀in฀the฀world฀to฀add฀ fluoride฀to฀its฀public฀water.฀Tooth฀decay฀affects฀99฀percent฀ of฀ the฀ population,฀ but฀ fluoride฀ helps฀ prevent฀ up฀ to฀ 65฀ percent฀of฀dental฀decay.฀To฀commemorate฀this฀milestone,฀ the฀Steelcase฀Foundation฀helped฀to฀fund฀a฀monument฀that฀ sits฀ on฀ the฀ east฀ bank฀ of฀ the฀ Grand฀ River,฀ telling฀ visitors฀ about฀this฀unusual฀piece฀of฀local฀history. 03 Arts฀&฀Culture steelcasefoundation.org


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    17% arTs฀and฀culTure 2007฀Grant฀Recipients GRANT฀฀ FUTURE฀ GRANT฀RECIPIENT PROJECT฀DESCRIPTION PAYMENT PAYMENT Arts฀Council฀of฀Greater฀Grand฀Rapids฀฀ Program฀support $35,000 $20,000 www.artsggr.org Calvin฀College Ladies฀Literary฀Club฀renovation $150,000 $0 www.calvin.edu Girls฀Choral฀Academy฀(formerly฀West฀฀ Michigan฀Academy฀of฀Music฀for฀Girls) “Vision฀Forward:฀A฀Capacity฀Building฀Project” $10,000 $0 www.girlschoralacademy.org Grand฀Rapids฀Art฀Museum “Filling฀the฀Heart฀of฀the฀City฀–฀A฀new฀Art฀฀ $500,000 $0 www.gramonline.org Museum”฀capital฀campaign Grand฀Rapids฀Art฀Museum Program฀support $182,500 $0 www.gramonline.org Grand฀Rapids฀Ballet฀Company Dancers’฀Theatre฀Series $75,000 $100,000 www.grballet.com Grand฀Rapids฀Children’s฀Museum฀ Infant฀toddler฀spaces $75,000 $0 www.grcm.org Grand฀Rapids฀Symphony underwriting฀Music฀Director’s฀Chair $170,000 $0 www.grsymphony.org Grandville฀Avenue฀Arts฀and฀Humanities,฀Inc.฀ Capacity฀building $25,000 $25,000 www.gaah.org Huntsville฀Museum฀of฀Art฀(AL)฀ Partnership฀with฀Limestone฀฀ $4,998 $4,998 www.hsvmuseum.org Boys฀and฀Girls฀Club opera฀Grand฀Rapids Program฀support $50,000 $0 www.operagr.com VSA฀Michigan-Grand฀Rapids Arts,฀Jobs฀&฀Mentoring฀Program $8,000 $0 www.iserv.net/~vsagr West฀Michigan฀Dental฀Foundation Flouride฀Commemorative฀Sculpture $20,000 $0 www.wmdds.org 13฀GRANTEES฀|฀TOTAL฀ARTS฀&฀CULTURE: $1,305,498 $149,998


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    “We฀don’T฀฀ accomplish฀฀ anyThing฀in฀This฀ World฀alone...฀ and฀WhaTever฀ happens฀is฀The฀฀ resulT฀of฀The฀฀ Whole฀TapesTry฀of฀ one’s฀life฀and฀all฀The฀ Weavings฀of฀individual฀ Threads฀from฀one฀฀ To฀anoTher฀ThaT฀ creaTes฀someThing.” Sandra฀Day฀o’Connor 05 Community฀&฀economic฀Development steelcasefoundation.org


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    JusTice฀is฀The฀ common฀Thread. Inner฀City฀Christian฀Federation฀|฀www.iccf.org For฀30฀years฀it฀sat฀empty฀—฀an฀eyesore฀and฀a฀blight฀on฀development.฀Or฀an฀opportunity.฀฀ The฀Inner฀City฀Christian฀Federation’s฀mission฀is฀to฀find฀people฀safe,฀affordable฀housing,฀and฀in฀the฀former฀ D.A.฀Blodgett฀Home฀for฀Children,฀they฀saw฀a฀new฀home฀for฀their฀growing฀operations,฀a฀chance฀to฀restore฀ a฀former฀showpiece,฀and฀an฀impetus฀for฀neighborhood฀revitalization. Supported฀by฀groups฀like฀the฀Steelcase฀Foundation,฀ICCF฀used฀their฀experience฀in฀rehabbing฀housing฀to฀ tackle฀an฀incredible฀challenge:฀Restoring฀a฀ruined฀building฀according฀to฀the฀strict฀guidelines฀of฀both฀the฀ national฀Register฀of฀Historic฀Places฀and฀the฀u.S.฀Green฀Building฀Council’s฀LeeD฀certification. Completed฀in฀november฀2007,฀ICCF’s฀new฀home฀unites฀all฀its฀services฀under฀one฀roof,฀with฀room฀to฀ grow,฀and฀it’s฀letting฀them฀live฀their฀mission.฀ ฀ “Beauty฀is฀a฀fundamental฀component฀of฀justice,฀and฀that’s฀part฀of฀the฀shalom,฀the฀peace฀that฀ God฀wants฀us฀to฀pursue฀in฀our฀communities,”฀said฀Jonathan฀Bradford,฀executive฀director.฀“We฀take฀ great฀care฀to฀design฀beautiful฀houses฀that฀don’t฀stigmatize฀a฀person฀as฀poor฀and฀that฀are฀a฀complement฀ to฀the฀neighborhood,฀and฀we฀couldn’t฀do฀less฀with฀our฀own฀building.” Grandville฀Avenue฀Arts฀and฀Humanities,฀Inc. oFFeRInG฀ALTeRnATIVeS฀฀|฀ www.gaah.org In฀an฀area฀where฀poverty฀rates฀are฀high฀and฀gangs฀often฀look฀like฀the฀most฀appealing฀option,฀฀ the฀Grandville฀Avenue฀Arts฀and฀Humanities฀(GAAH)฀group฀is฀about฀alternatives.฀The฀Arts฀Academy฀ offers฀after-school฀programs,฀while฀at฀the฀library,฀kids฀find฀help฀with฀homework,฀access฀to฀ computers,฀and฀a฀safe฀place฀to฀hang฀out.฀Visits฀by฀kids฀more฀than฀tripled฀in฀2007,฀and฀thanks฀in฀฀ part฀to฀a฀Steelcase฀Foundation฀grant,฀a฀new฀library฀facility฀five฀times฀larger฀will฀open฀in฀fall฀2008.฀฀ This฀will฀allow฀for฀more฀services฀like฀a฀snack฀area฀to฀give฀local฀students฀nutritious฀foods.


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    local฀Businesses฀ are฀The฀faBric฀ of฀our฀communiTies. Local฀First฀educational฀Foundation฀|฀www.localfirst.com Buy฀local.฀For฀such฀a฀simple฀concept,฀it฀฀ owners฀are฀also฀more฀likely฀to฀stay฀long-term฀ has฀a฀surprisingly฀profound฀impact.฀It’s฀not฀ and฀serve฀on฀community฀boards. just฀about฀supporting฀local฀business฀owners฀–฀ the฀Davids฀vs.฀the฀Goliaths฀of฀national฀chains.฀ The฀Local฀First฀organization฀in฀Grand฀Rapids฀ Supporting฀local฀businesses฀creates฀strong฀ is฀dedicated฀to฀educating฀the฀public฀about฀the฀ communities,฀too.฀of฀every฀$100฀spent฀ benefits฀of฀buying฀local,฀and฀to฀supporting฀local฀ at฀a฀local฀business,฀$73฀stays฀in฀the฀ businesses.฀ community,฀recirculating.฀Compare฀that฀ “our฀goal฀is฀to฀tell฀people,฀if฀we฀want฀ to฀$100฀spent฀at฀a฀national฀chain,฀of฀which฀only฀ to฀keep฀jobs฀in฀our฀community฀and฀ $43฀stays฀in฀the฀local฀community.฀ have฀strong฀neighborhoods,฀we฀ need฀to฀be฀conscious฀of฀where฀we’re฀ The฀reasons฀for฀this฀difference฀are฀myriad:฀ spending฀our฀money,฀because฀it฀does฀ Local฀businesses฀are฀more฀likely฀to฀hire฀local฀ make฀a฀difference,”฀said฀executive฀director฀ vendors,฀shop฀at฀other฀local฀companies,฀and฀ elissa฀Sangalli฀Hillary.฀“We฀equate฀it฀to฀voting฀ donate฀to฀local฀nonprofits.฀Local฀business฀ for฀your฀community.” 07 Community฀&฀economic฀Development steelcasefoundation.org


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    5% communiTy฀&฀economic฀developmenT 2007฀Grant฀Recipients GRANT฀฀ FUTURE฀ GRANT฀RECIPIENT PROJECT฀DESCRIPTION PAYMENT PAYMENT east฀Hills฀Council฀of฀neighbors Wealthy฀Heights฀community฀design฀ $10,000 $0 www.easthillscouncil.org charrette Genesis฀non-Profit฀Housing฀Corporation Heron฀Manor฀enhanced฀supportive฀฀ $0 $200,000 www.genesisnphc.org housing฀for฀seniors Grand฀Rapids฀Cable฀Access฀Center฀Inc. emergency฀gap฀funding $30,000 $0 www.grcmc.org Grandville฀Avenue฀Arts฀and฀Humanities,฀Inc. Grandville฀Avenue฀neighborhood฀Library฀ $100,000 $0 www.gaah.org capital฀campaign Habitat฀for฀Humanity฀of฀Kent฀County,฀Inc. “Building฀Today…Framing฀Tomorrow”฀ $50,000 $50,000 www.habitatkent.org capital฀campaign Inner฀City฀Christian฀Federation “Pillars฀for฀opportunity”฀capital฀campaign $50,000 $100,000 www.iccf.org Local฀First฀educational฀Foundation Local฀First฀educational฀Initiative $36,000 $0 www.localfirst.com Local฀Initiatives฀Support฀Corporation Grand฀Rapids฀Community฀Development฀ $50,000 $0 www.lisc.org/michigan Initiative Getting฀There฀Together:฀research,฀ Michigan฀Land฀use฀Institute communications฀and฀capacity฀building฀to฀ $35,000 $0 www.mlui.org expand฀mass฀transit฀in฀metropolitan฀Grand฀ Rapids Spirit฀of฀Athens,฀Inc.฀(AL) Storytelling฀festival $15,000 $0 www.athensstorytellingfestival.com 10฀GRANTEES฀|฀TOTAL฀COMMUNITY฀&฀ECONOMIC฀DEVELOPMENT: $376,000 $350,000


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    Michigan฀State฀university A฀HeALTHy฀FuTuRe฀|฀ www.msu.edu When฀the฀College฀of฀Human฀Medicine฀at฀Michigan฀State฀university฀decided฀ not฀ only฀ to฀ expand฀ but฀ to฀ move฀ its฀ central฀ offices฀ from฀ east฀ Lansing฀ to฀ Grand฀Rapids,฀the฀health฀prospects฀of฀everyone฀in฀West฀Michigan฀got฀a฀little฀ brighter.฀That’s฀because฀in฀communities฀with฀a฀world-class฀medical฀school,฀ new฀physicians฀receive฀better฀training฀and฀practicing฀physicians฀have฀more฀ opportunities฀for฀ongoing฀training.฀The฀economic฀prospects฀for฀the฀region฀ are฀also฀bright,฀as฀the฀school฀will฀attract฀researchers฀and฀students฀who฀will฀ bring฀new฀vitality฀and฀diversity.฀ 09 education steelcasefoundation.org


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    20% educaTion 2007฀Grant฀Recipients GRANT฀฀ FUTURE฀ GRANT฀RECIPIENT PROJECT฀DESCRIPTION PAYMENT PAYMENT Aquinas฀College “Mind,฀Body,฀Spirit”฀capital฀ $200,000 $400,000 www.aquinas.edu campaign Athens฀State฀university฀(AL) new฀library฀automation฀system฀and฀ $65,000 $0 www.athens.edu campus-wide฀wireless฀technology Athens฀State฀university฀Foundation฀(AL) Scholarships฀for฀dependents฀of฀ $4,000 $4,000 www.athens.edu Steelcase฀employees Calhoun฀Community฀College฀Foundation฀(AL)฀ Scholarships฀for฀dependents฀of฀ $4,000 $4,000 www.calhoun.edu Steelcase฀employees Christian฀Learning฀Center Renovation฀of฀new฀Central฀office $0 $50,000 www.clcnetwork.org Davenport฀university฀Foundation Scholarships฀for฀dependents฀of฀ $4,000 $0 www.davenport.edu Steelcase฀employees Building฀opportunity:฀“The฀ Davenport฀university฀Foundation Campaign฀for฀Davenport฀university”฀ $125,000 $0 www.davenport.edu capital฀campaign Grand฀Rapids฀Christian฀School฀Foundation Faith฀for฀the฀Future฀funding฀initiative $50,000 $0 www.grcs.org Grand฀Rapids฀Community฀College฀Foundation Scholarships฀for฀dependents฀of฀ $6,000 $24,000 www.grcc.edu Steelcase฀employees Grand฀Rapids฀Community฀College฀Foundation “open฀Door฀Campaign”฀ $250,000 $500,000 www.grcc.edu advancement฀campaign Grand฀Rapids฀Community฀Foundation Grand฀Rapids฀education฀Reform฀ $72,442.64 $0 www.goodschoolsforgr.org Initiative Grand฀Valley฀State฀university Scholarships฀for฀dependents฀of฀ $8,000 $16,000 www.gvsu.edu Steelcase฀employees more…


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    educaTion฀(conTinued) 2007฀Grant฀Recipients GRANT฀฀ FUTURE฀ GRANT฀RECIPIENT PROJECT฀DESCRIPTION PAYMENT PAYMENT Grand฀Valley฀State฀university Innovation฀Connection฀Campaign฀ $166,667 $166,666 www.gvsu.edu for฀a฀new฀engineering฀facility Interlochen฀Center฀For฀The฀Arts Scholarships฀for฀West฀Michigan฀ $20,000 $0 www.interlochen.org students Kendall฀College฀of฀Art฀&฀Design Scholarships฀for฀dependents฀of฀ $5,000 $10,000 www.kcad.edu Steelcase฀employees฀ “Transforming฀Kent฀County฀ Kent฀Intermediate฀School฀District education฀Through฀Communities฀฀ $40,000 $40,000 www.kentisd.org of฀Practice” Kent฀Intermediate฀School฀District Kent฀School฀Services฀network $250,000 $200,000 www.kentisd.org/KSSn Lake฀Michigan฀Academy Scholarship฀support $10,000 $0 www.wmldf.org Limestone฀County฀Career฀฀ Technical฀Center฀(AL) FIRST฀Robotics฀Team34฀Rockets $35,000 $0 www.careertechnical.org Michigan฀Colleges฀Foundation Scholarships฀for฀private฀colleges฀in฀ $27,500 $0 www.michigancolleges.org Michigan Michigan฀State฀university MSu฀West฀Michigan฀Medical฀ $200,000 $800,000 www.msu.edu School national฀Merit฀Scholarship฀Corporation national฀Merit฀Scholarships $52,888 $0 www.nationalmerit.org School-To-Career฀Progressions Success฀Centers $0 $30,000 www.s2cprogressions.org Specialized฀Language฀Development฀฀ ICanReAD฀(Intervention฀Can฀ Learning฀Center,฀Inc. $2,500 $5,000 Remediate฀early฀Age฀Dyslexia) www.sldread.org 24฀GRANTEES฀|฀TOTAL฀EDUCATION: $1,597,997.64 $2,249,666


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    “some฀people฀฀ Weave฀Burlap฀฀ inTo฀The฀faBric฀฀ of฀our฀lives,฀฀ and฀some฀Weave฀฀ gold฀Thread.฀฀ BoTh฀conTriBuTe฀ To฀make฀The฀ Whole฀picTure฀฀ BeauTiful฀and฀unique.” ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀฀Anonymous 12 education steelcasefoundation.org


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    ToxIn-FRee฀HoMeS฀฀|฀ Healthy฀Homes฀Coalition฀of฀West฀Michigan,฀Inc. www.healthyhomescoalition.org In฀ 2000,฀ 559฀ kids฀ in฀ Kent฀ County฀ tested฀ positive฀ for฀ lead฀ poisoning฀ due฀ to฀ toxic฀ elements,฀ such฀ as฀ lead฀ paint,฀ in฀ their฀ own฀ homes.฀ In฀ 2007,฀ that฀ number฀ was฀ down฀ to฀ 166฀ kids,฀ due฀ in฀ large฀ part฀ to฀ the฀ Healthy฀ Homes฀ Coalition฀of฀West฀Michigan’s฀educational฀efforts.฀But฀that’s฀still฀too฀many฀ kids,฀as฀far฀as฀they’re฀concerned…and฀far฀too฀many฀other฀invisible฀hazards฀ lurk฀in฀homes,฀unbeknownst฀to฀families฀–฀from฀carbon฀monoxide฀to฀radon฀ to฀mold.฀Infants฀and฀toddlers฀spend฀an฀estimated฀90%฀of฀their฀lives฀in฀their฀ home฀ environment,฀ making฀ healthy฀ homes฀ a฀ key฀ component฀ to฀ healthy฀ childhood฀development.฀With฀money฀from฀the฀Steelcase฀Foundation,฀the฀ coalition฀plans฀to฀expand฀its฀educational฀programs,฀ensuring฀healthy฀futures฀ for฀even฀more฀children. 13 environment steelcasefoundation.org


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    8% environmenT 2007฀Grant฀Recipients GRANT฀฀ FUTURE฀ GRANT฀RECIPIENT PROJECT฀DESCRIPTION PAYMENT PAYMENT Healthy฀Homes฀Coalition฀of฀West฀Michigan,฀Inc. Translating฀Impact฀into฀Sustainability $30,000 $45,000 www.healthyhomescoalition.org Kent฀County฀Agricultural฀Preservation฀Board Preserving฀prime฀and฀unique฀farmland฀ www.accesskent.com/yourGovernment/BoC/ in฀Kent฀County฀through฀the฀Purchase฀of฀ $94,176 $0 PDR Development฀Rights฀program Land฀Conservancy฀of฀West฀Michigan Green฀Infrastructure฀From฀the฀Ground฀up $20,000 $0 www.naturenearby.org outdoor฀Discovery฀Center฀of฀Wildlife฀unlimited outdoor฀Discovery฀Sensory฀Trail $4,000 $0 www.outdoordiscoverycenter.org Development฀of฀the฀environmental฀ Pilgrim฀Manor฀ Management฀System฀and฀application฀ $5,000 $0 www.pilgrimmanor.org for฀the฀Clean฀Corporate฀Citizen฀(C3)฀ designation The฀nature฀Conservancy “Saving฀the฀Last฀Great฀Places฀in฀Michigan฀ $100,000 $200,000 www.nature.org/michigan –฀A฀Campaign฀for฀Conservation” West฀Michigan฀Trails฀&฀Greenways฀Coalition “Connecting฀and฀extending฀our฀Regional฀ $400,000 $0 www.wmtrails.org Trailway฀Infrastructure” 7฀GRANTEES฀|฀TOTAL฀ENVIRONMENT $653,176 $245,000


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    “humankind฀has฀฀ noT฀Woven฀The฀฀ WeB฀of฀life.฀We฀are฀ BuT฀one฀Thread฀ WiThin฀iT.฀WhaTever฀ We฀do฀To฀The฀WeB,฀ We฀do฀To฀ourselves.฀฀ all฀Things฀are฀฀ Bound฀TogeTher.฀ all฀Things฀connecT.” Chief฀Seattle 15 Health steelcasefoundation.org


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    1% healTh 2007฀Grant฀Recipients GRANT฀฀ FUTURE฀ GRANT฀RECIPIENT PROJECT฀DESCRIPTION PAYMENT PAYMENT Cherry฀Street฀Health฀Services LeeD฀Bonus $7,500 $0 www.cherryhealth.com Michigan฀AIDS฀Fund West฀Michigan฀HIV/AIDS฀prevention฀ $15,000 $0 www.michaidsfund.org programs฀ national฀Kidney฀Foundation฀of฀Michigan,฀Inc.฀ Dodge฀the฀Punch:฀Live฀Right฀African฀ (Grand฀Rapids฀Branch)฀ $35,000 $0 American฀Male฀Health฀Campaign www.nkfm.org Motor฀Behavior฀and฀Pediatric฀Disabilities฀ university฀of฀Michigan Treadmill฀Training฀for฀Infants฀with฀Down฀ $58,333 $58,334 www.umich.edu Syndrome฀and฀Cerebral฀Palsy 4฀GRANTEES฀|฀TOTAL฀hEALTh: $115,833 $58,334 FunDInG฀THe฀FIGHT฀฀|฀ Michigan฀AIDS฀Fund฀฀฀฀www.michaidsfund.org Some฀of฀the฀methods฀are฀controversial,฀but฀the฀results฀are฀undeniable.฀using฀money฀from฀sources฀ such฀as฀the฀Steelcase฀Foundation,฀the฀Michigan฀AIDS฀Fund฀supports฀organizations฀fighting฀to฀ prevent฀the฀spread฀of฀HIV/AIDS฀with฀tactics฀such฀as฀testing,฀referrals฀for฀help฀and฀a฀needle-exchange฀ program.฀Since฀these฀programs฀started,฀the฀rate฀of฀transmission฀in฀the฀IV฀drug-using฀population฀has฀ decreased฀dramatically,฀lessening฀tragedies฀such฀as฀moms฀transmitting฀the฀disease฀to฀their฀babies.฀ And฀because฀of฀the฀relationships฀developed฀through฀the฀needle-exchange฀program,฀the฀people฀who฀ are฀ready฀to฀get฀off฀drugs฀know฀where฀to฀go฀to฀find฀resources฀that฀can฀help฀them฀start฀new฀lives.฀


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    Stop-Gap ReACHInG฀ACRoSS฀THe฀GAP฀฀|฀ www.stopgap.org Most฀high฀schoolers฀listen฀to฀their฀friends฀when฀it฀comes฀to฀issues฀like฀dating,฀sex฀ and฀alcohol,฀not฀adults.฀The฀people฀at฀Stop-Gap฀theatre฀company฀know฀this,฀ which฀is฀why฀the฀plays฀they฀perform฀at฀low-income฀schools฀involve฀peer-to-peer฀ counseling,฀with฀guidance฀from฀the฀actors.฀Rather฀than฀traditional฀assemblies฀that฀ make฀kids฀passive฀observers,฀Stop-Gap฀goes฀into฀classrooms,฀with฀groups฀no฀ larger฀than฀50฀students.฀The฀kids฀role-play฀positions฀of฀empowerment฀–฀parent,฀ policeman,฀principal฀or฀teacher฀–฀and฀counsel฀other฀kids฀within฀the฀framework฀ of฀ the฀ play’s฀ topic,฀ leading฀ to฀ insights฀ that฀ engage฀ the฀ kids฀ and฀ impact฀ their฀ behavior฀far฀more฀than฀a฀traditional฀theatrical฀performance฀ever฀would.฀ 17 Human฀Service steelcasefoundation.org


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    47% human฀service 2007฀Grant฀Recipients GRANT฀฀ FUTURE฀ GRANT฀RECIPIENT PROJECT฀DESCRIPTION PAYMENT PAYMENT American฀Red฀Cross Capacity฀building $75,000 $50,000 www.greatergrandrapids.redcross.org Arbor฀Circle฀Corporation Capacity฀building $7,500 $0 www.arborcircle.org Boys฀&฀Girls฀Club฀of฀Athens/Limestone฀County฀ (AL) Program฀support $30,000 $0 www.bgcoflimestonecounty.com Camp฀Henry Camper฀scholarships $17,000 $0 www.camphenry.org Camp฀Roger Camper฀scholarships $7,500 $0 www.camproger.org Camp฀Tall฀Turf “Connected฀Futures,”฀an฀initiative฀to฀ $50,000 $50,000 www.tallturf.org sustain฀and฀develop฀Camp฀Tall฀Turf Kent฀County฀Healthy฀Start,฀a฀ Child฀and฀Family฀Resource฀Council comprehensive฀prevention฀program฀to฀ $150,000 $75,000 www.childresource.cc ensure฀healthy฀development฀of฀young฀ children฀and฀families Children’s฀Assessment฀Center Development฀assistant฀position $13,850 $0 www.cac-kent.org Christian฀Counseling฀Center “Building฀for฀Growth...equipping฀for฀Life”฀ $25,000 $0 www.cccwmich.org capital฀campaign Citizens฀for฀Better฀Care฀ ombudsman฀(Direct฀Advocacy)฀ $7,500 $0 www.cbcmi.org Program฀for฀assisted฀living฀facilities Degage฀Ministries “Meeting฀needs฀Today฀Building฀for฀ $100,000 $0 www.degageministries.org Tomorrow”฀capital฀campaign Disability฀Advocates฀of฀Kent฀County expansion฀of฀ZeroStep $40,000 $0 www.disabilityadvocates.us Fair฀Housing฀Center฀of฀West฀Michigan Short-term฀gap฀funding $22,000 $8,000 www.fhcwm.org more…


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    human฀service฀(conTinued) 2007฀Grant฀Recipients GRANT฀฀ FUTURE฀ GRANT฀RECIPIENT PROJECT฀DESCRIPTION PAYMENT PAYMENT Gerontology฀network฀Resources,฀Inc. Center฀on฀Aging฀&฀Longevity $140,000 $0 www.michiganseniors.org Gilda’s฀Club฀Grand฀Rapids Childrens’฀Grief฀Program฀pilot฀project $0 $75,000 www.gildasclubgr.org Grand฀Rapids฀urban฀League,฀Inc. Project฀Sustainability $45,000 $25,000 www.grurbanleague.org Grand฀Rapids฀youth฀Commonwealth฀Inc. “Camp฀o’Malley฀Kids,฀Cops,฀ $200,000 $0 www.grkidsandcops.org Community”฀capital฀campaign Heart฀of฀West฀Michigan฀united฀Way Kent฀County฀early฀Childhood฀Initiative $100,000 $0 www.greatstartkent.org Hispanic฀Center฀of฀Western฀Michigan,฀Inc. LeeD฀Bonus $9,375 $0 www.hispanic-center.org Hospice฀of฀Michigan “My฀Stories”฀program $23,485 $0 www.hom.org Indian฀Trails฀Camp,฀Inc. Camper฀scholarships $10,000 $0 www.indiantrailscamp.org John฀Knox฀Food฀Pantry new฀data฀entry/office฀support฀position $5,500 $0 www.john-knox.org Lakeshore฀ethnic฀Diversity฀Alliance Campaign฀for฀progress $10,000 $7,500 www.ethnicdiversity.org Lakeshore฀Habitat฀for฀Humanity฀ “Building฀Houses,฀Changing฀Lives”฀ $40,000 $0 www.lakeshorehabitat.org Campaign฀ Limestone฀County฀Churches฀Involved,฀Inc.฀(AL) Assistance฀fund $10,000 $10,000 Literacy฀Center฀of฀West฀Michigan฀ Literacy฀Challenge฀2010 $45,000 $30,000 www.literacycenterwm.org Michigan’s฀Children Program฀support $20,000 $20,000 www.michiganschildren.org more…


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    human฀service฀(conTinued) 2007฀Grant฀Recipients network฀180 “Building฀a฀Healthier฀Community”฀ $50,000 $0 www.network180.org capital฀campaign Paws฀With฀A฀Cause Service/Guide฀dog฀program $40,000 $40,000 www.pawswithacause.org Pine฀Rest฀Christian฀Mental฀Health฀Services ottawa฀Hills฀High฀School฀–฀Pine฀Rest฀ $30,000 $60,000 www.pinerest.org Partnership฀for฀Success฀program Preparing฀for฀a฀Better฀Life,฀ Proaction฀Behavioral฀Health฀Alliance฀Center demonstration฀project฀at฀the฀Kent฀ $75,000 $75,000 www.proactionalliance.org Community฀Reentry฀Center Salvation฀Army Ray฀and฀Joan฀Kroc฀Corps฀Community฀ $500,000 $0 www.salvationarmyusa.org Center฀capital฀campaign St.฀John’s฀Home Start-up฀of฀St.฀John’s฀Academy฀฀ $100,000 $0 www.stjohnshome.org for฀Teens฀ St.฀John’s฀Home David฀D.฀Hunting,฀Jr.฀Memorial฀ $100,000 $0 www.stjohnshome.org Stop-Gap฀(CA) educational฀touring฀plays $7,800 $0 www.stopgap.org Toronto฀Windfall฀Clothing฀Support฀Service฀(CD) Development฀of฀Special฀events฀ $9,329 $0 www.windfallclothing.ca Department united฀Way฀(1) 2006฀campaign $600,000 $0 www.unitedway.org united฀Way฀(26) 2007฀campaign $762,775 $150,000 www.unitedway.org united฀Church฀outreach฀Ministry฀Inc. “Creating฀a฀new฀Reality”฀capital฀ $50,000 $0 www.ucomgr.org campaign united฀Methodist฀Community฀House First฀Step฀House $40,000 $0 www.umchousegr.org Widowed฀Persons฀Service Capacity฀building฀ $0 $40,000 www.wpsgrandrapidsmi.com young฀Men’s฀Christian฀Association฀of฀฀ Mid฀City฀Adventure฀Club,฀summer฀ Grand฀Rapids campers’฀scholarship฀program,฀and฀ $20,000 $0 www.grymca.org Search฀Institute฀Asset฀Training yWCA฀West฀Central฀Michigan Permanent฀housing฀program $150,000 $0 www.ywcawcmi.org 43฀GRANTEES฀|฀TOTAL฀hUMAN฀SERVICE: $3,738,614 $715,500


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    2% oTher 2007฀Grant฀Recipients GRANT฀฀ FUTURE฀ GRANT฀RECIPIENT PROJECT฀DESCRIPTION PAYMENT PAYMENT Council฀of฀Michigan฀Foundations office฀of฀Foundation฀Liaison $20,000 $0 www.michiganfoundations.org Council฀of฀Michigan฀Foundations 2006/2007฀membership฀dues $9,600 $0 www.michiganfoundations.org Grand฀Rapids฀Community฀Foundation nonprofit฀Technical฀Assistance฀Funding฀ $30,000 $60,000 www.gvsu.edu/npta Collaborative Junior฀Achievement฀of฀the฀Michigan฀฀ Integrating฀economic฀education฀฀ Great฀Lakes,฀Inc. $50,000 $150,000 and฀the฀Workplace westmichigan.ja.org West฀Michigan฀Chapter฀of฀Association฀of฀ Fund฀Raising฀Professionals national฀Philanthropy฀Day฀2007 $500 $0 www.afpwm.org WGVu฀Public฀Broadcasting฀ Support฀for฀Science฀Cafe฀and฀underwriting฀ $23,750 $23,750 www.wgvu.org support฀for฀noVA฀and฀nATuRe 6฀GRANTEES฀|฀TOTAL฀OThER:฀ $133,850 $233,750 GRAND฀TOTALS GRANT฀PAYMENT FUTURE฀PAYMENT $7,910,968.64 $4,002,248.00 21 other steelcasefoundation.org


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    5% maTching฀gifTs The฀Steelcase฀Foundation฀also฀partners฀with฀Steelcase฀employees,฀retirees฀and฀directors฀ by฀matching฀their฀gifts฀to฀arts฀and฀culture,฀education,฀and฀environmental฀and฀conservation฀ programs. The฀maximum฀contribution฀is฀$10,000฀yearly.฀The฀amount฀can฀be฀a฀combination฀of฀gifts฀to฀a฀฀ number฀of฀different฀organizations. In฀2007,฀the฀Foundation฀provided฀$429,684฀in฀matching฀funds฀that฀included฀$371,556฀for฀ education;฀$44,627฀for฀arts฀and฀culture;฀and฀$13,500฀for฀environment฀and฀conservation฀ programs.฀Matching฀gift฀application฀forms฀are฀available฀from฀the฀Foundation฀office.฀For฀a฀ detailed฀list฀of฀matching฀gift฀recipients,฀please฀visit฀us฀online฀at฀steelcasefoundation.org.฀ 22 Matching฀Gifts steelcasefoundation.org


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    sTaTemenTs฀ of฀financial฀ posiTion novemBer฀30,฀฀ 2007฀ 2006 assets฀ ฀฀฀฀฀฀฀Cash฀and฀cash฀equivalents฀ $4,725฀ $฀- ฀฀฀฀฀฀฀Investments,฀at฀fair฀value฀(notes฀1฀and฀2)฀ 122,236,205฀ 119,738,753 ฀฀฀฀฀฀฀Federal฀excise฀tax฀refundable฀ 7,500฀ 5,087 Total฀Assets฀ $122,248,430฀ $119,743,840 liabilities฀and฀net฀assets Liabilities ฀฀฀฀฀฀฀Grants฀payable฀(note฀3)฀ $4,002,248฀ $฀5,417,260 ฀฀฀฀฀฀฀Deferred฀federal฀excise฀tax฀(note฀4)฀ 92,866฀ 85,267 Total฀Liabilities฀ $4,095,114฀ $5,502,527 Net฀Assets ฀฀฀฀฀฀฀unrestricted฀ 118,153,316฀ 114,241,313 Total฀Liabilities฀and฀Net฀Assets฀ $122,248,430฀ $119,743,840 23 Statements steelcasefoundation.org


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    sTaTemenTs฀of฀ unresTricTed฀ acTiviTies year฀ended฀novemBer฀30,฀ 2007฀ 2006 revenues฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ In-kind฀contributions฀(note฀1)฀ $361,364฀ $340,706 ฀ Investment฀income: ฀ ฀ Dividends฀ 8,925,624฀ 3,449,501 ฀ ฀ Interest฀ -฀ 423,395 ฀ ฀ Realized฀and฀unrealized฀gain฀on฀investments฀ 2,041,619฀ 10,522,026 Total฀Revenues฀ $11,328,607฀ $14,735,628 expenses ฀ Grants฀and฀matching฀gifts฀(note฀3)฀ 6,925,641฀ 6,285,141 ฀ Investment฀management฀and฀agency฀fees฀(note฀1)฀ 20,000฀ 64,743 ฀ Provisions฀for฀federal฀excise฀tax฀(note฀4): ฀ ฀ Current฀ 102,000฀ 149,913 ฀ ฀ Deferred฀ 7,599฀ (6,173) ฀ General฀and฀administrative฀(note฀1)฀ 361,364฀ 340,706 Total฀Expenses฀ $7,416,604฀ $6,834,330 Increase฀in฀Net฀Assets฀ $3,912,003฀ $7,901,298 Net฀Assets,฀beginning฀of฀year฀ $114,241,313฀ $106,340,015 Net฀Assets,฀end฀of฀year฀ $118,153,316฀ $114,241,313 A฀complete฀set฀of฀audited฀financial฀statements฀will฀be฀provided฀upon฀request.


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