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Cdv5 Foundation F/K/A Vanderweide Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

Cdv5 Foundation F/K/A Vanderweide Family Foundation

(formerly Robert & Cheri VanderWeide Foundation)

P.O. Box 230257

Grand Rapids, MI United States 49523-0257

Telephone: (616) 643-4700


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $51,923,960

Total giving: $7,000,500





Additional Contact Information

E-mail: (for G. Vander Hart) or (for S. Volkers)


Established in 1992 in MI

Purpose and Activities

The foundation seeks to create a legacy of caring and stewardship through their support of projects that build community and improve the quality of people’s lives. To carry out this commitment, it focuses on organizations, projects, or programs that demonstrate Christian charity to meet both the spiritual and physical needs of people, which strengthen the bond of families and communities, and bring opportunity to disadvantaged persons. Giving primarily for Christian churches; giving also for education and human services.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:


The foundation focuses on creative ways for children and families to improve their capacity to live gratifying lives. The goal of this program area is to provide children and their families the necessary skills and opportunities to succeed personally and professionally. Great attention is given to faith-based initiatives that work with people at greater risk of failure due to their socio-economic situation. Priority is for programs in the following areas: 1) Spiritual development – deepening the knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith; 2) Evangelistic opportunities - sharing God’s grace, love and direction in people’s lives; 3) Personal development – encouraging young people and their families in the life-choices they make daily; and 4) Education – improving access to excellent learning environments.


The foundation engages in supporting events, programs, or strategic capital projects that help to support a vibrant community that will attract and retain residents and visitors alike. Typically, this focus area is a small percentage of the foundation’s annual giving and is often initiated by the trustees. Priority for this funding in the following areas: 1) Neighborhood development/improvement programs – helping to make the community more livable and sustainable; 2) Employment or vocational assistance – helping people improve their ability to earn a living-wage; 3) Housing and shelters – providing a safe place to stay for families in need; and 4) Arts & cultural programs – providing experiences that further appreciation and exposure for arts and culture.


With a focus on preventative health, the goal of this program area is to reduce obesity through the promotion of better nutrition and exercise. Priority for this funding in the following areas: 1) Youth centers, clubs and camps – providing opportunities for kids to learn important life skills in fun environments; and 2) Health & human service programs – providing quality care and treatment for individuals living within the local community that are most at-risk.

Fields of Interest

  • Christianity
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Human services
  • Medical specialties
  • Nonprofits
  • Protestantism
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $51,923,960 (market value)

Gifts received: $10,000,000

Expenditures: $7,575,432

Total giving: $7,000,500

Qualifying distributions: $7,385,974

Giving activities include:

$7,000,500 for grants