Supporting the development of strong families

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Setting youth on a path of transformation and development

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Providing help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals

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Our Passions

We partner with select causes and organizations that are closely aligned with our passions in the following areas:

  1. Nurturing Successful Children

    Children are more likely to be successful when their minds, bodies and souls are well nourished and their environments are safe. We aim to equip children with the necessary skills and abilities to flourish. Our foundation supports select causes and organizations committed to the spiritual, educational and personal development of our urban youth.

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  2. Fostering Stronger Families

    A stable family provides a solid foundation from which each individual member can gain the confidence and support to pursue his or her own potential. Through select partners, our foundation strives to help families, especially those at greater risk of failure due to their socio-economic situation, to improve their circumstances and meet their full potential.

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  3. Cultivating Healthier Communities

    Healthy people and neighborhoods create a healthy community. From connecting individuals to personal wellness programs to supporting neighborhood improvement projects, the foundation works with select organizations to improve individual and community health.

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At the CDV5 Foundation, our mission is to help others reach their full potential and sustain long-term health and vitality. We strive to support children, families and communities in greater Grand Rapids and select communities around the world in their quest to attain the resources needed to discover and achieve their purpose in life. We believe that when each individual is given the opportunity to use his or her own unique talents and abilities to thrive, individual lives and communities are capable of positive growth.

The CDV5 Foundation was established by Cheri DeVos with her five children as a tool to support causes and organizations that are closely aligned with their passions.

Apply Now

The Foundation is pleased to share we will soon launch a new Grants Management System to provide an improved grant application experience. Due to this enhancement, the Foundation will pause acceptance of online applications from Monday, December 21, 2020 through Sunday, January 31, 2021. The new Grants Management System is scheduled to be active on February 1, 2021. If you have questions, please contact the Foundation at (616) 643-4700 or


Our application will reopen on February 1, 2021.


Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the CDV5 Foundation with any questions.

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