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 College of Education and Community Innovation.
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.