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Grand Valley State University. Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

 Organization

Administrative History

The Center on Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership began in 1992 as a multidisciplinary, university-wide center developed with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Grand Valley State University. In 1999, the Center was renamed in honor of Dorothy A. Johnson and her distinguished career.

Since its establishment, the Johnson Center has grown and evolved to serve the ever-changing needs of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors by developing new initiatives such as the Community Research Institute, The Foundation Review, the Frey Chair for Family Philanthropy, the Grantmaking School, the Nonprofit Good Practice Guide, the Philanthropy Library Archives and Special Collections; by providing educational opportunities for nonprofit administrators, directors, and trustees; and by conducting research relating to the sector as a whole and its trends.The Center continues to strive to be an asset to the Grand Valley State University community through the Dorothy A. Johnson Collection on Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the Steelcase Library, and partnerships with the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration and the Community Service Learning Center.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Dyer-Ives Foundation records

 Collection
Identifier: JCPA-07
Scope and Contents The collection contains the records of the Dyer-Ives Foundation, with materials dating from the organization's founding in 1960 until its closure in 2016. The records document the administration, finances, and grant making operations of the foundation – and illustrate the impact the foundation had on the City of Grand Rapids, its economy, social and cultural institutions, and local environment.Series 1. Corporate and Financial Records contains the founding documents, bylaws and articles of...
Dates: 1960 - 2016

Michigan Philanthropy Oral History Project interviews

 Collection
Identifier: JCPA-08
Scope and Contents Oral histories collected from 2006 to 2008, based on the StoryCorps model, which take the form of conversations between friends, family members, or colleauges focused on their motivations, experiences and aspirations related to their experience with philanthropy. Each session is guided by a trained StoryCorps Door-to-door facilitator and framed by a set of guiding questions. Each oral history is 40 minutes in length.
Dates: 2006 - 2008

Our State of Generosity collection

 Collection
Identifier: JCPA-04
Scope and Contents Collection contains the records of four Michigan nonprofit organizations: Council of Michigan Foundations, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Michigan Community Service Commission, and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU. The documents are compiled by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, and records document the history of the organizations from the 1960s to the 2010s.
Dates: 1968 - 2014

The Foundation Review

 Series
Identifier: GV037-01
Scope and Contents The Foundation Review is the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy, written by and for foundation staff and boards and those who work with them. Each quarterly issue provides peer-reviewed reports about the field of philanthropy, including reports by foundations on their own work. It is published by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy to share evaluation results, tools, and knowledge about the philanthropic sector in order to improve the practice of grantmaking,...
Dates: 2009 - 2019