Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Understand, strengthen, and advance effective philanthropy. We work with you to build strong, inclusive communities.

Grand Rapids, MI

About Johnson Center for Philanthropy

We aim to be a global leader in helping you understand, strengthen, and advance philanthropy.
Established in 1992 with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Grand Valley State University (GVSU), the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is an academic center within GVSU’s Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence.

We envision a world shaped by smart, adaptive, and effective philanthropy that helps to create strong, inclusive communities. We provide:

– Competency-based professional development
– Applied research and evaluation
– Resources and tools to transform communities for the public good

Our core values are excellence, inquiry, community, innovation, sustainability, integrity, and inclusiveness.

We are committed to supporting equity in philanthropy.

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