Our bank was founded by entrepreneurs who understood from personal experience the value of having a strong banking partner to provide knowledge, support, and service, beyond the transaction.

These entrepreneurs also understood the importance of supporting the communities where we work and live. We’ve built this vision of community partnership into our mission, vision, and values. Some of us are also founders of nonprofit organizations and that experience is reflected in our approach to supporting the community.

We believe that helping local 501(c)3 organizations is a great way to support the organizations meeting the needs in our community that impact us all. Whether through our monthly “Jean Friday” for nonprofits program or charitable contributions and sponsorships, we strongly support and encourage a spirit of giving. 

If you’ve never volunteered for a nonprofit, you owe it to yourself to do so. Donating your time, your talent, or your treasure will pay dividends to you and any organization you choose to support. Check out some of the organizations we partner with that are making a real difference in our community and join us today by connecting with the nonprofit that speaks to your heart.

Liz Bracken

Liz Bracken
President | CFO | COO


We have a heart for giving back to our community!

Our monthly giving program highlights a local nonprofit selected by our team which we support during the month with monetary donations or other needed items. For every dollar our team contributes, Grand River Bank matches. As we say every month when we announce our new nonprofit partner, “let’s break the bank”!

This month, our team is proud to support Maggie’s Be Café, a wonderful café located in Hudsonville.  Chuck and Virginia Fischer had an idea in their hearts to create a meaningful place of employment for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, inspired by their 25-year-old daughter, Maggie, who has down syndrome.  Chuck and Virginia pitched the idea to Dave and Tracey Beemer who feel in love with the mission and took ownership to help the Fischer’s dream come to fruition.

Maggie’s Be Café is partnered with Brody’s Be Café, where they (be)lieve that everyone (be)longs, and we can work (be)side one another.  Every single purchase at the café goes to support their incredible mission.

Learn more about this wonderful organization and their mission by visiting their website.


Our focus is to support 501(c)3 organizations that serve low – and moderate-income individuals and families in Kent and Ottawa counties and include but are not limited to organizations that enhance community quality of life, economic health, and educational opportunities. 

What we do not fund: Political organizations or activities; endowments; operating budgets; gifts to individuals or to organizations for the benefit of a single individual; gifts or sponsorships to settlement service providers in exchange for referrals; faith-based giving initiatives, with the exception of a community program sponsored by a religious organization, such as a food pantry; requests from organizations that discriminate based on race, age, creed, color, sex, veteran status or national origin; organizations outside the United States.