Grand Rapids FC is an American soccer club based in Grand Rapids, Michigan that plays in the Great Lakes Premier League. The team was founded in 2014 and its first season is in 2015. It is funded by a group of supporters who purchase memberships to cover the operating expenses, as well as by local sponsors.
Grand Rapids FC was started by a group of Grand Rapids residents as a community-funded project along the lines of Nashville FC. Fundraising began on February 14, 2014 by word of mouth and was opened to the public a month later. The team had applied to the National Premier Soccer League for the 2015 season but their application was declined. Instead, GRFC and AFC Ann Arbor, another team denied by the NPSL, decided to start a league of their own called the Great Lakes Premier League. The new league held its inaugural league meetings on January 17, 2015.