Foundations, grants and services


New sports complex hosts MSU scrimmage

September 12, 2014
Michigan State University’s baseball team will make a visit to West Michigan on Saturday. Read More

Association names Best and Brightest in Wellness

September 9, 2014
A statewide awards program that celebrates organizations that strive to develop a culture of health and wellness has recognized employers across West Michigan. Read More

Kim Dabbs advocates for the arts

September 9, 2014
Kim Dabbs is passionate about collaboration within and among sectors, and as executive director of the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology, she serves the mission of creating a culture of opportunity for people to make social and economic progress in their lives and community. Read More

Jeanne Englehart values community

September 9, 2014
A long-time Grand Rapids leader, Jeanne Englehart continues to remain at the heart of the area’s business community despite several attempts at retirement. Read More

Inforum elects first West Michigan chairperson

September 8, 2014
Inforum, a statewide women’s networking nonprofit, has elected its first chairperson from the West Michigan region. Read More

Inside Track: Buikema has overseen a sea change at Habitat

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County’s new model involves neighborhood stabilization and revitalization.

September 5, 2014
Mary Buikema knows owning a house can be a transformational experience for a family, which is why she is so passionate about her job at Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. Read More

Software connects volunteers through text messages

September 4, 2014
A Grand Rapids company that develops software to help organizations manage their volunteers has added a new feature to its online platform to improve effective communication. Read More

The pros and cons of nonprofit fundraising stunts

September 3, 2014
There’s no doubt that you’ve heard about the “ice bucket challenge,” a viral phenomenon on social media and in mainstream news that has been raising awareness and a large quantity of money for the ALS Association. Read More

Study: 40 percent of working households don't make ends meet

September 1, 2014
A new study has found that 40 percent of Michigan households with at least one worker don't make enough money to meet basic survival needs. Read More

Make-A-Wish names Leaders in Joy

September 1, 2014
Several organizations and people across the region have been named Leaders in Joy by Make-A-Wish Michigan. Read More