Your gift today says our community cares about each and every student’s success.

Support Our GRPS Students!

Grand Rapids Public School students deserve arts, field trips, great athletics, and environmental education, and you can help give that to them. Your donation will help us provide a great school experience to the students in our community to ensure their education is well-rounded. 

Your donation can also help support our GRPS teachers, who work so hard every day to provide students with great academics and a great school environment. 

The Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundation is the strategic fundraising partner of the Grand Rapids Public Schools. Our organization works with the help of 23 volunteer board of directors, three ex-officio board members, four staff members, and countless volunteers. 

The GRPS Foundation Honor Society

GRPS Foundation is grateful and utilizes all levels of funding. However, we offer special recognition to our Honor Society members – our most dedicated supporters. These members receive special recognition for making a lasting difference in the lives of our students.

Salutatorian
$3,500 or $290/mo

Our Salutatorian’s cover the cost for 100 students to participate in elementary track for a season. They help 15 schools experience the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. They can provide 175 new school uniforms.

Valedictorian
$7,500+ or $625/mo

Valedictorian contributors give enough for us to buy 375 books for school libraries, or to send 15 students to to the Civic Theatre’s school of theatre arts for one year, or even pay the way for one fifth-grade classroom to study at the GR Public Museum for a week!

Dean’s List
$1,000 or $84/mo

Dean’s List contributors contribute enough to purchase art supplies for one elementary school for a year, or enough to purchase attendance challenge incentives for a school for one year, or the cost to purchase 9 graphing calculators.

Class President
$1,800 or $150/mo

Class President’s take care of of bussing for all first grade students to visit Blandford Nature Center for an enrichment experience. Or, the cost for one GRPS high school student to participate in the MSU Summer Scholars program.