School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration

Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership

Grand Valley State University educates students with the mission “to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.”  Nowhere is this mission more effectively realized than when Grand Valley alumni become leaders of our voluntary and charitable organizations. Furthermore, there is no better way to prepare students for this role than through a program that builds the theoretical and practical knowledge critical to leading and managing these organizations.

The MPNL curriculum is designed to prepare students to act ethically and effectively in leading and managing philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, and to transcend traditional boundaries in the pursuit of prosperous, safe, and healthy communities..

Mission Statement

NACC Membership

Why Study Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley?


Student and Graduate Profile

Tuition and Financial Aid

Degree Requirements

Employment Outlook



Megan Sall, MPA '09, is currently business development manager at The Right Place.

Chris Stallworth, MPA '10, is currently project coordinator with the Council of Michigan Foundations.


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