Foundations, grants and services


Kent County Animal Shelter is a people business

Bissell Pet Foundation funded record number of pet adoptions this fall.

December 19, 2014
On the surface, the Kent County Animal Shelter seems to be mainly about dogs and cats, but it is really a business that revolves around people and their relationship with animals. Read More

Nonprofit wins federal grant for farm-to-table work

December 19, 2014
A nonprofit has won a federal grant to help expand community supported agriculture in the region. Read More

Sandra Frost Steensma counsels nonprofits

December 16, 2014
Sandra Frost Steensma is president and founder of Parrish Consulting, a nonprofit consulting business specializing in annual fundraising, capacity building and endowment fundraising. Read More

Wristband maker grows into two-for-one giving campaign

December 16, 2014
In November of 2010, brothers Jason, Brandon and Jordan Kuiper sat around their parents’ kitchen table in Hudsonville, creating a new wristband. Read More

End-of-year giving should be part of your marketing strategy

December 16, 2014
While CFOs are busily closing the books on 2014, it’s that time of year again to get in last-minute charitable giving. End-of-year donations may be great for an organization’s accounting department, but they can offer much deeper rewards for companies that are willing to invest in a thoughtful strategy. Read More

BitCamp develops female coders

December 15, 2014
SoftwareGR is helping girls get a jump-start in the predominantly male software industry. Read More

Meat supplier feeds thousands of families

December 15, 2014
A group of food brands are partnering to spread the holiday spirit by distributing enough meat to serve more than 31,000 families. Read More

L'Oreal names founder one of 10 Women of Worth

December 10, 2014
The founder of a local nonprofit has been honored by L’Oreal Paris as one of its 10 Women of Worth in the U.S. Read More

Bank opens student-run location at school

December 9, 2014
A bank and nonprofit have partnered with a local middle school to launch an in-school bank run by students. Read More

Sunset Retirement names CEO

December 9, 2014
A nonprofit that runs senior living communities across the region has a new leader. Read More