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Robert (Bob) Nelson was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. As part of the first series of grants that the foundation has provided, there was a specific focus of doing some special things in Mr. Nelson’s honor in his hometown. Our second round of grants will be focused on special causes in the Los Angeles area that honor and emulate Bob’s character and giving. The grants that are displayed here are part of that effort as well as an ongoing pursuit of honoring Mr. Nelson’s desire to help young people enter the field of media/ broadcasting. The Robert Nelson Foundation is committed to honoring Mr. Nelson by funding projects that emulate the outstanding characteristics that he demonstrated throughout his life. The foundation looks forward to continued growth and development in its giving and looks forward to sharing these results as time moves forward.

The Robert Nelson Foundation is not currently accepting open grant applications. The foundation is currently working to establish initial projects that will honor Mr. Nelson. As the foundation grows and develops, the board will continually explore and examine giving options to best fit the vision of Mr. Nelson and the foundation.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an organization that was started by the Kennedy family over 30 years ago. The goal and purpose of Best Buddies is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop one on one friendships, participate in integrated...

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Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Child Life Program

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Child Life Program

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is one of the leading children’s hospitals in the country. One of the programming components of the hospital is to assist each patient during their stay by easing some of the psychological and social adjustments of a long hospital stay....

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The Robert Nelson Disability Support Center

The Robert Nelson Disability Support Center

Robert Nelson was a man of kindness and compassion and had a special place in his heart for the disabled population. In honor of his desire to help the disabled population, the Robert Nelson Foundation has granted $25,000.00 to the City of Grandville, MI to create a...

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Artists Creating Together (A.C.T)

Artists Creating Together (A.C.T)

Artists Creating Together is an organization in Grand Rapids, MI that focuses on integrating the arts as a means to help people face the challenges of living with a disability. Using a multifaceted approach that combines art, music, dance, and theatre, the...

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