Foundations, grants and services


Study shows business case for racial equity

Report finds Michigan can gain $92 billion in economic output by 2050 if racial disparities are eliminated.

June 22, 2018
A recent study found Michigan could gain $92 billion in economic output by 2050 if racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment are eliminated. Read More

Living options available for seniors who exhaust their assets

Holland Home offers program funded by donations that keeps residents in their facilities.

June 22, 2018
Free isn’t something often associated with senior communities, but for certain qualifying residents, that is the case with a local nonprofit residential senior living organization. Read More

West Michigan companies rate as 'Best for the World'

June 22, 2018
Four West Michigan companies have been recognized as some of the “Best for the World.” Read More

ArtPrize becomes biennial event

June 21, 2018
ArtPrize will no longer be an annual competition. Read More

Architecture projects win statewide awards

June 21, 2018
A group of local firms and projects recently won statewide awards from an association of architects. Read More

GR well on its way to becoming an entrepreneurial hotspot

Start Garden among many organizations helping entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life.

June 15, 2018
Grand Rapids is making a name for itself in the entrepreneurial space. Read More

Sweet House ‘never will be for sale’

Despite Women’s City Club vacating building, Sweet House Foundation plans to host variety of events.

June 15, 2018
The Sweet House is not for sale and never will be, according to the foundation that oversees it. Read More

Nonprofit works to license child care providers

Camp Fire West Michigan 4C’s Child Care B.R.I.D.G.E program focusing on high-needs areas.

June 15, 2018
A local nonprofit is beginning a project to link the needs of the community with quality early childhood education and care providers. Read More

Partnership leads to self-help legal center

62-B District Court in Kentwood offers second Legal Assistance Center in Kent County.

June 15, 2018
The Legal Assistance Center partnered with a Kentwood District Court to open a self-directed Legal Assistance Center in Kentwood earlier this month. Read More

Alum gives $20M to college

June 15, 2018
An alum’s $20-million gift has allowed a college in the region to create a new scholarship program primarily for “students of color, first-generation college students and students from lower-income families.” Read More