We partner with select causes and organizations that are closely aligned with our passions in the following areas:
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.Featured organization
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.Featured organization
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.Featured organization
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.
Cheri DeVos Ehmann, Founder
Cheri DeVos Ehmann is the founder and owner of CDV5 Properties, a commerical real estate development and business management company with operations in West Michigan. CDV5 operates several athletic and youth sports programming facilities across the region, provides shared services for family, and also manages retail, restaurant, commercial and office real estate.
In addition, Cheri is a member of the board of directors at her family business, RDV Corporation.
Previously, Cheri served as the Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Director of Health and Beauty Marketing for Amway, the world’s largest direct selling company. She was also an Amway board member for 20 years. Cheri has served as the chair of the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and as executive vice chair of RDV Sports and the governing board of the Orlando Magic NBA basketball team.
Cheri established the CDV5 Foundation with her five children as a tool to support causes and organizations that are closely aligned with their values, beliefs and passions. They strive to support children and families through education, health, and wellness initiatives in Greater Grand Rapids and select communities around the world.
Cheri is a graduate of Hope College in Holland, Michigan and is a past member of the Hope College Business Advisory Council and Hope College Board of Trustees. She and her husband, Steve, live in West Michigan.
If your organization fits with CDV5 Foundation’s PASSIONS and you would like to pursue a request for funding, please follow the directions below.
Requests can be submitted at any time. They are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the process generally takes 3-4 months from application submission to notification. To have your request considered before the end of the calendar year, please submit it before July 1. While hundreds of worthy organizations and projects apply for funding each year, unfortunately, the Foundation is not able to support them all.
For more information, please review our answers to frequently asked questions. To start a new application, click Apply below (for new and returning organizations):Apply
For saved applications that have not yet been submitted or to access previous applications, please click the link below:Login
Please feel free to contact the CDV5 Foundation with any questions.