We began in 1956 as the French Society of Michigan.

Today, the Alliance Française de Grand Rapids is affiliated with the Fédération des Alliances Françaises, a non-profit, world-wide organization with many chapters throughout the United States.

Our mission is to encourage and further the knowledge of the French culture and language and to foster friendly relations between the American and French people. We are a non-profit, non-political, non-discriminatory organization.