The Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation strives to make a positive impact in communities where we live and work.

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Who We Are

Because of their commitment to community, Dan and Pamella DeVos formed their foundation in 1992 to support causes and organizations that are near to their hearts.

The Foundation


To build strong, healthy communities by investing in organizations that positively impact our culture.


Enhancing the vitality of arts and culture

A passionate commitment to the arts is essential for a strong and vibrant community. Art requests should provide opportunities for people to experience, understand, and appreciate how different kinds of artistic expression can enrich their lives.

The Foundation considers programs that sustain arts and culture and increase participation in these areas:

  • Performing Arts – including ballet, symphonies, theaters
  • Visual Arts and Museums – ranging from art displays, to sculpture parks and museums
  • Arts Education – providing opportunities that encourage people of all ages to engage in and experience the arts
  • Capital Projects – new construction or upgrades to existing arts facilities


Promoting a vibrant community

Improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and neighborhoods is essential for everyone to thrive and reach their full potential.

The Foundation supports opportunities that benefit and strengthen our communities in the following ways:

  • Community Projects – helping communities enrich the lives of residents
  • Health and Human Service Programs – providing quality care for individuals and giving them the capacity to improve their lives through physical health, mental health, and rehabilitation programs


Strengthening institutions

It is crucial that future generations are prepared to tackle critical life decisions. The Foundation gives priority to educational organizations with whom we are personally involved, and those that help students gain the knowledge and experience they need to compete in a global economy.


The Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation receives hundreds of requests each year from worthy organizations. However, due to the high volume of requests, the Foundation primarily focuses its support on partners who are closely aligned with our three areas of focus, with whom we have an existing relationship, and primarily serve the greater Grand Rapids community.

Requests are reviewed quarterly but may be submitted at any time. For more information, please review our answers to frequently asked questions. To have your request considered before the end of the calendar year, please submit prior to September 1.

Contact Us

Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation

200 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: 616-643-4700