Foundations, grants and services


VARI scientist wins $250K grant

July 27, 2017
A Van Andel Research Institute scientist has been awarded a $250,000 grant from a national nonprofit dedicated to battling childhood cancer. Read More

Association names Michigan Police Chief of the Year

July 27, 2017
A police chief in the area has been recognized as the top police chief in Michigan for 2016 by a statewide association. Read More

Nonprofit hires VP of finance

July 27, 2017
A local affordable housing nonprofit has named a new vice president of finance. Read More

Food distributor gives Helping Hand to nonprofits

July 24, 2017
Nearly 500 employees with a locally based food distributor recently spent a day volunteering at nonprofits in their communities. Read More

Companies win national snow-management awards

July 21, 2017
Three local companies have been recognized by a national association for their work in the snow-management industry. Read More

Grand Rapids Whitewater hires president and CEO

July 21, 2017
The downtown river restoration project has a new leader. Read More

United Way names board of directors

July 20, 2017
Heart of West Michigan United Way has appointed its 2017-2018 board of directors. Read More

MSHDA survey reveals first-time homebuyer fears

Report shows prospective buyers worry about down payment readiness, loan eligibility, long-term affordability.

July 14, 2017
Many who watched loved ones lose homes during the Great Recession thought they would never risk buying their own house. Read More

Local First producing workshop on diversity

July 14, 2017
A company that specializes in diversity and inclusion solutions for the workplace will perform a skit at an upcoming small business workshop. Read More

121-acre nature area opens on ex-golf course

July 13, 2017
A new 121-acre nature area at a former golf course on the West Side is opening to the public. Read More