Supporting worthy causes

You can learn a lot about people by how they give of their time and resources. A company is no different. At AMDG, our investment in a variety of causes makes us who we are. We are privileged to be able to do it.


AMDG Scholarship Assistance Fund at San Juan Diego Academy
The AMDG Architects endowment Fund at San Juan Diego Academy provides scholarship money for San Juan Diego Academy students that aids in nurturing the future of Hispanic Catholic Leaders.

AMDG Scholarship at Calvin College
This scholarship is given annually by the firm to a student in their second, third or fourth year in the pre-architecture program demonstrating interest in pursuing a career in architecture. The scholarship is given based on financial need with preference to ethnic minority or international students, women and/ or non-Christian Reformed members. AMDG has sponsored this scholarship since 2000.

AMDG Architects, Inc Educational Support Services Endowment Fund at Grand Rapids Christian Schools
This endowment fund supports the Grand Rapids Christian Schools (GRCS) by ensuring they possess the resources needed to support and celebrate the gifts and abilities of each student. GRCS offers Educational Support Services (ESS) for those who may need assistance beyond the traditional classroom, serving over 350 children among all Grand Rapids Christian Schools with a wide variety of individualized services.
AMDG Daniel Visser Applied Technology Fund at Grand Rapids Christian Schools
AMDG Architects established this fund at the Grand Rapids Christian Schools Foundation in honor of Daniel Visser, a former teacher at Grand Rapids Christian High School. This fund ensures that the Applied Technology program possesses the resources needed to provide excellent educational programs to train students in the areas of construction, manufacturing, engineering, and architecture.
Illiana Christian High School Endowed Scholarship for Adaptive learning
South Christian High School Endowed Scholarship for tuition assistance
AMDG Architects Scholarship Fund at Catholic Central High School


  • Baxter Community Center
  • Be Well Center
  • Children’s Assessment Center
  • Children’s Healing Center
  • GR Children’s Museum
  • Guiding Light Missions
  • Grand Rapids Christian Schools
  • Harderwyk CRC
  • United Way Community Investment Fund
  • Home Repair Services
  • Mika’s Lunch
  • Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Catholic Central High School
  • Bridgeway Community
  • Calvin College
  • GRCS Education Support
  • Intervarsity
  • WCSG
  • World Vision
  • Zeeland Christian
  • Ada Christian School
  • Association for A More Just Society
  • Grand Rapids Christian Schools
  • Living Stones Academy
  • St. Stephen Catholic School
  • San Juan Diego Academy
  • Metro Health Hospital Foundation
  • Rockford Rotary
  • Safe Haven Ministries
  • Spectrum Health Foundation – Pennock
  • Trinity Christian College
  • Turning Pointe School of Dance
  • Zuni Christian Middle School
  • Benjamin’s Hope
  • Christian Reformed Conference Grounds
  • Children’s Learning Center Network
  • Cutlerville East CRC
  • Timothy Christian School
  • Summit Christian School
  • First CRC of Grand Haven
  • Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education
  • Grand Rapids Symphony
  • Haiti Foundation Against Poverty
  • Hope College
  • Illiana Christian School
  • Lynden Christian Schools
  • Rehoboth Christian Schools
  • South Christian High School
  • Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church

Speaker Series

Wise words

It’s important to hear what people in our community have to say, especially those who are well informed. We are honored to be able to host leaders on topics ranging from creativity and design to globalization, faith, and technology.

Upcoming Speakers

Justin Beene, Director/Founder, Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation

Friday, Feb. 8th
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Justin Beene, lives with his wife, Karianne and their three children, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Justin holds a Bachelors of Social Work and Family Studies from Western Michigan University, a Masters in Social Work in Management of Human Services from the University of Michigan, a Master’s of Arts in Ministry Leadership from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership with a focus in Entrepreneurial Transformation from Bakke Graduate University. Justin is the Director/Founder of a partnership called the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation, a collective between non-profits, Bethany Christian Services, NAACP of Greater Grand Rapids, GR Nehemiah Project, and two social enterprises, Building Bridges Professional Services and Rising Grinds Café; together partners work to create a flourishing city in Grand Rapids.

Further, Justin is a serial social entrepreneur starting both social enterprises, Building Bridges Professional Services and Rising Grinds Café, along with two consulting businesses, Impact Partners, L3C and Transformational Executive Coaching, LLC providing coaching, consulting, and speaking. Justin is a visionary and practitioner with extensive knowledge and skills in starting and scaling social enterprises, utilizing multiple forms of funding for collaborative projects, creating win/win solutions across sectors, and connecting resources to real problems in innovative and sustainable ways.

Past Speakers
  • Sid Jansma Jr. and Todd Cioffi,

    The Calvin Prison Initiative:  Transforming Prisons through Education

    Friday, Nov. 2nd
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


    Sid Jansma Jr., Chairman of the Board, Wolverine Gas and Oil Corporation and Todd Cioffi, co-director of the Calvin Prison Initiative (CPI) and Associate Professor of Congregational and Ministry Studies at Calvin College

    The Calvin Prison Initiative is a partnership between Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary and offers an accredited B.A. in Ministry Leadership over the course of five years at the Richard Handlon Prison in Ionia, MI.  The aim of this program is to equip inmates to become moral and spiritual leaders within Michigan's prisons, thereby reforming Michigan's prisons from the inside out.  Calvin's program is the only one of its kind in Michigan and one of only a handful of such programs in the country.