Foundations, grants and services


Well House receives grant for green jobs, housing

Wege Foundation gives nonprofit $265K to train residents in sustainable construction and build two LEED-certified homes.

June 23, 2017
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) A local housing-for-homeless nonprofit will give its tenants a new set of tools in their toolbox while allowing them to gain a new lease on life. Read More

Nonprofit hires development director

June 23, 2017
A faith-based nonprofit that serves homeless and disadvantage individuals in Grand Rapids has named its new development director. Read More

Exec wins Business Person of the Year award

June 21, 2017
Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place, can add another award to her mantle. Read More

Soul food restaurant closes doors

June 19, 2017
A soul food restaurant in Grand Rapids has closed. Read More

Partners launch program to prevent homelessness

June 19, 2017
A program is launching in the area to help families at risk of homelessness from finding themselves on the streets or in emergency shelters. Read More

Local First producing workshop on equitable hiring

June 19, 2017
A local nonprofit will host a workshop for small business owners this week on how to develop inclusive hiring practices. Read More

Inside Track: An unexpected career change

Waterford Place executive director never envisioned himself working in senior care.

June 16, 2017
Throughout Waterford Place retirement community, there are artfully crafted wood pieces and stained glass. Read More

VARI scientist elected to National Academy of Sciences

June 16, 2017
A scientist at a local medical research center has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Read More

'Voice' singer headlining Grand Rapids Pride Festival event

June 15, 2017
A runner-up from “The Voice” will headline a day of concerts this weekend at Calder Plaza as part of the Grand Rapids Pride Festival. Read More

Nonprofit wins $382K grant

June 14, 2017
A local nonprofit has won a grant from a foundation to support a program that pairs seniors with students in need of extra support. Read More