Foundations, grants and services


Inside Track: Marriage leads to career break

Wife’s encouragement, support gives Keith Hopkins confidence to start his own fundraising firm.

December 2, 2016
During his two-decade career in fundraising, Keith Hopkins has had a hand in more than 175 campaigns, most of them in the West Michigan region. Read More

Nonprofit relocates plant

December 1, 2016
A nonprofit that provides job training to people with barriers to employment has celebrated the opening of its new plant in the area. Read More

Nonprofit names advancement officer

December 1, 2016
A nonprofit focused on children and families is welcoming a new advancement officer to its team. Read More

Hospitality industry honors WAVE winners

December 1, 2016
Several local hospitality professionals have been recognized for providing outstanding customer service. Read More

Business foundation donates $17K to nonprofits

November 30, 2016
A local business foundation focused on breaking down barriers to fitness has made a donation to four West Michigan nonprofits. Read More

Nonprofits unite for #GRgives campaign

November 29, 2016
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rearview mirror, it’s now time for Giving Tuesday and #GRgives. Read More

Hunger relief agencies looking for support

Mel Trotter extends Fall Food Drive in an attempt to meet 50,000-pound collection goal.

November 25, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Nearly three-fourths of the way into its annual Fall Food Drive, Mel Trotter Ministries announced it was 40,000 pounds short of its 50,000-pound collection goal. Read More

Foundation’s third wave in charge of legacy

Mary Frey Bennett stresses continued commitment to West and Northern Michigan communities.

November 25, 2016
Every year, the Frey Foundation can be counted on to donate approximately $6 million to programs and projects in West and Northern Michigan communities, including to some of the region’s most transformational projects, such as Van Andel Arena and Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Read More

Retailer donating up to $500K through toy sales

November 25, 2016
A local retailer is donating a portion of its toy sales, up to $500,000, to charities. Read More

County receives $400K grant for Millennium Park

November 25, 2016
A $400,000 grant from a local family foundation will aid Kent County’s efforts to preserve wetlands at Millennium Park. Read More