Johnson Center for Philanthropy Final Report
The Older Americans Act requires every Agency on Aging to conduct a needs assessment every three years to ensure the provision of funding and services are meeting the needs of the target population.
In the spring of 2016, the Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Community Research Institute (CRI) at Grand Valley State University conducted a community needs assessment on behalf of AAAWM. The purpose of this assessment is to help the agency better plan and align program and services to alleviate poverty, promote well-being, and enhance self-sufficiency for older adults within their service areas. The results of the needs assessment are available to view in the final report.
Calling All Greater Grand Rapids Residents
Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center is seeking answers to some of our community’s biggest questions. They are polling residents in the greater Grand Rapids area about their satisfaction with the city, their employment status, the economy, racial equality, and their reasons for staying in this area, among other important community questions. Last year 3,400 greater Grand Rapids residents completed the survey; this year we are hoping for 5,000+.
They are asking those who live in the greater Grand Rapids area to take 15 minutes to affect the community. Responses will be used to help shape community programs and stimulate conversations about what issues are most important to the people of Grand Rapids.
Share your voice at www.voicegr.org and follow the conversation on your favorite social media platform, by searching #VoiceGRSurvey.