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Looking forward, we seek to further strengthen the student experience at Grand Rapids Christian Schools. Go Forth is a three-year $13.5 million funding initiative that, when fully achieved, will secure funds for educational programs and opportunities for all students at each of our five campuses and enable us to implement the following goals.


$2.2 Million

Enable Grand Rapids Christian High School students to connect their passions and interests to their future and to elevate our programs, technologies, and learning spaces to better equip our students to impact the world they will inherit.

Pathways impact

 Olivia Haverkamp
Early Learning Center

$2.1 Million
Provide a high-quality and nurturing early learning and care program with developmentally appropriate playgrounds dedicated to providing much-needed childcare and enriching early learning for neighborhood children between the ages of 18 months and three years at Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School’s Evergreen Campus.

ELC Impact

 Safety and Security


Further strengthen and ensure the safety and security of our students and staff through advanced state-of-the-art technology and emergency response notification systems.

safety and Security impact

Eagles Fund

$5.2 Million

Ensure annual access and affordability to families unable to fund the full cost of tuition on their own, provide curricular and co-curricular educational programs, and fund student support services, helping to ensure that every student has the best opportunity to flourish.

Eagles fund impact


$2.2 Million

Increase the endowment to permanently fund and support the costs of key educational programs, financial aid, and long-term operational expenses.

Endowment Impact

Preserve and Enhance Facility Investments


Increase funds for capital reserves in order to preserve our facilities which thousands of individuals and organizations within Grand Rapids Christian Schools’ charitable community have allowed us to steward since 2002.

Facilities impact

Go Forth Funding Initiative as of April 23, 2024

Area of Need Total Funding Needed Funds Raised to Date Funds Still Needed
Pathways Program
and Certification
$2,200,000 $1,887,020 $312,980
Olivia Haverkamp
Early Learning Center
$2,100,000 $1,982,934 $117,066
Safety and Security $850,000 $1,074,309 $0

Eagles Fund for FY 2020-21,
2021-22, and 2022-23

$5,200,000 $5,054,850 $145,150


$2,200,000 $2,620,710 $0
Preserve and Enhance
$950,000 $867,390 $82,610
Total $13,500,000 $13,487,213 $12,787


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Gifts can be mailed to:
2400 Plymouth Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506



For more information about Grand Rapids Christian Schools, its development efforts, and giving opportunities, please contact:


Tom DeJonge

Director of Communications

Megan Gritter

Director of Development

Director of Events

Dana Stenstrom