Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University
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 Foundation Review, the Community Research Institute, the Grantmaking School, and the Nonprofit Good Practice Guide; by providing educational opportunities for nonprofit administrators, directors, and trustees; and by conducting research relating to the sector as a whole and its trends. As an academic center, we improve communities by the application of knowledge, which unleashes the power of nonprofits, foundation, and individuals.