Foundations, grants and services


ALICE can’t afford to live here

Study finds nearly 1 in 4 Kent County households are struggling to cover basic needs.

January 20, 2017
Despite being employed, 24 percent of households in Kent County are struggling to pay their bills. Read More

Diocese of Grand Rapids names CFO

January 16, 2017
The Diocese of Grand Rapids has a new chief financial officer. Read More

Partners raise $35K for health clinic

January 16, 2017
A local construction association and a nonprofit have donated $35,000 to a health care clinic serving an underserved population in Grand Rapids. Read More

Survey says businesses see rosy 2017

Area small- and mid-sized businesses report optimism despite challenges of finding talent, covering health care costs.

January 13, 2017
Small business owners in West Michigan are of two minds: It will be a good year, but it will have some challenges. Read More

Grand Rapids Film Festival produces 36-Hour Challenge

January 13, 2017
A local organization is challenging filmmakers to create a film in 36 hours. Read More

LaughFest names headliner for Signature Event

January 12, 2017
A local comedy festival’s Signature Event fundraiser will be headlined by a long-time producer, talent judge, game show host, talk show host and comedian. Read More

Nonprofit hiring disabled workers for IT jobs

January 11, 2017
A nonprofit focused on vocational opportunities for people with disabilities and barriers to employment is looking for people to fill entry-level IT jobs. Read More

Grand River restoration project receives $4M from feds

January 6, 2017
The Grand River Revitalization and Rapids Restoration Project has received a $4-million boost from the federal government. Read More

Auctioneer wins national Auction of the Year award

January 3, 2017
An auto auctioneer in the area has won a $20,000 national award. Read More

National legal association elects judge president

January 2, 2017
A long-time judge in Grand Rapids has been elected president of a national legal association. Read More