Foundations, grants and services


Inside Track: An environmentalist at heart

Beginning with collecting thrown-out pop cans at an early age, Bill Wood never envisioned a career in environmentalism.

April 21, 2017
Bill Wood started picking up pop cans from the side of the road when he was only 4 or 5 years old in hopes of “becoming rich” from the deposit refund. Read More

Region rates highly in culture and cooperation

‘Best and Brightest’ comparables show where West Michigan is strong, could improve.

April 21, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) West Michigan’s cream-of-the-crop companies compare favorably to the other top employers from regions across the country when it comes to culture, cooperation and diversity. Read More

Nonprofit launches $4M fundraising campaign

April 21, 2017
A nonprofit in the region focused on helping female survivors of domestic and sexual violence has launched a $4-million fundraising campaign. Read More

Medical clinic creates Spanish diabetes program

April 21, 2017
A local nonprofit medical clinic now offers a program catering to Spanish-speaking diabetes patients. Read More

Nonprofit producing Think Green career fair

April 21, 2017
A nonprofit that helps urban students connect to technology careers will host a sustainability-focused career fair next week. Read More

Chamber honors Entrepreneurs of Excellence

April 20, 2017
A chamber of commerce in the region has named 11 Entrepreneurs of Excellence for their innovation and impact on the community. Read More

Hispanic chamber names award winners

April 20, 2017
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual awards. Read More

Nonprofit hires CEO

April 19, 2017
A nonprofit focused on helping struggling families has named its new CEO. Read More

Workforce development agency partners for new location

April 19, 2017
Citing the need to provide job-search resources to those living in poverty, a regional workforce development agency has opened a satellite site at a social services nonprofit. Read More

Brewery producing 5k fundraiser

April 19, 2017
A Grand Rapids brewery is hosting a 5k charity fundraiser this weekend. Read More