Beverly Grant, L.M.S.W.
Title: Associate Director
Program: Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Beverly Franks Grant is the associate director at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. She serves as the chief operational leader supporting the executive director in key leadership projects and maintaining client relationships with local, state and national foundations and organizations, members of the leadership team, and as key strategist in the center's overall daily maintenance and operations.
Philanthropic work has played a significant role in Grant’s previous positions as program officer for the DeVos Family Foundations in Grand Rapids, Mich. where she provided operational leadership for the Foundations Community Impact work, involving partnering with the Grand Rapids Public Schools, Community and Faith Based Organizations in community efforts from cradle to career. In the fall of 1989, Grant began her tenure with Bethany Christian Services as a family preservation therapist, supervisor and State of Michigan family preservation trainer and closed that tenure as director of operations, director of quality assurance and director of strategic management in 2008. Beverly has conducted Family Preservation Supervision training and consultation in St. Wendel, Germany and with the Department of Social Services, San Jose, Calif. on Domestic Violence. This was followed by joining Network180, Kent County’s Community Mental Health System, as their deputy director of program services for the Child and Family and Developmental Disabilities Divisions.
Grant has served on the Council on Accreditation as a commissioner, board member and peer reviewer, City of Grand Rapids Board of Review, Grand Rapids Economic Club and the Children’s Law Center. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s in Social Work from Grambling State University and Atlanta University, respectively.