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GIVE - A truly unique opportunity

In adopting a similar, proven, scaled back church budget model from Ben’s Hope, we believe this is an incredible opportunity for a full-functioning all-abilities church here in Grand Rapids.

As we've continued to pray and seek additional Ministry Partners, God provides. Thank you for visiting this page. It is through God's clear calling and His faithful provision that we look forward to 2023.

Our budget to be raised for 2023 is, $147,523. We’d like to ask for your partnership in prayer, involvement and financial support. 

Every gift, large and small matter. Many families and individuals impacted by disability have been left isolated and alone, without a church home. You matter, only you can make this difference in a church of all abilities, a church that fully embraces those impacted by disability. Today, what you do impacts individuals with disabilities as valued image bearers of Christ - for the flourishing of individuals and families. Thank you for partnering in what God is doing!

Nearly one third of parents have changed their place of worship because their child with disabilities was not included or welcomed.(1)

Today, almost one in five Americans has a disability and nearly one in three families have a relative with a disability. (2)


84%, of people with and without disabilities considered their religious faith to be ‘‘somewhat’’ to ‘‘very important.’’ Put simply, having a disability is not a useful predictor of the importance of spirituality and faith in someone’s life. (1)

More than half of parents said their child could not participate in a religious activity because support was not provided. (3)                        

In Grand Rapids we know that 7.2% of people have some significant special need (4), this means that just within city limits there are over 14,000 people living in limited impact by the church.


Faith communities are incomplete without the presence and participation of people with disabilities and their families.(5)                   


Secure online

Note: The "give now" button will send you to the giving page at Coram Deo - directions here:

Step 1: After clicking the "GIVE NOW" button below, it is important to select City Hope GR as the fund.
Step 2: Enter the donation amount.
Step 3: Follow prompts to complete donation.


By mail

If giving by check, please make out to City Hope GR and mail to:

City Hope GR
1020 Monroe Ave NW

Grand Rapids, MI  49503                     

Thank you for partnering with City Hope GR!

                                                     *501(c)(3) All gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.                                                        


1 Carter, E. W. (2013). Supporting inclusion and flourishing in the religious and spiritual lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Inclusion, 1, 64-75.
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3 Ault, M. J., Collins, B. C., & Carter, E. W. (2013). Congregational participation and supports for children and adults with disabilities: Parent perceptions. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 51, 48-61.

5 A Practical Guide for Congregations 2014.