Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Community Foundation'


City of Grand Rapids’ economic ‘help’ for ‘business’ is confounding

July 27, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids’ Economic Development Corporation “approved two agreements to help boost minority business development” in the “greater Grand Rapids area.” Read More

Equality-focused organizations win $300K grant

July 20, 2018
A group of local organizations focused on equality for communities of color has received a $300,000 grant. Read More

Former Kellogg fellows launch racial equity lending firm

Rende Progress Capital gets rolling with $300K from Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

June 1, 2018
There likely will be a new community development financial institution on the block. Read More

RPC’s minority inclusion goal a welcomed sight

June 1, 2018
The Business Journal is reporting on the creation of a venture capital group seeking certification as a U.S. Department of Treasury Community Development Financial Institution. Read More

Do it for the kids

May 30, 2018
It’s that time of year. Charities are calling on us to remember the kids. One of the most compelling cries is, “Do it for the kids!” Too many of us respond mindlessly in a knee-jerk way. Read More

Significance of early education cannot be overstated

May 18, 2018
Regional business leaders have long recognized the importance of their support and voice in early education. Read More

College’s Latino business center wins grant

April 4, 2018
A local foundation has donated a three-year grant valued at $150,000 to a university’s Latino business center. Read More

Foundation appoints officers and board members

March 26, 2018
A local foundation has elected its board officers and two new trustees. Read More

Foundations award $300K to Grand Rapids for eviction prevention

October 30, 2017
Two local foundations have awarded a total of $300,000 to the city for a program aimed at improving housing stability. Read More

Foundation awards minority legal scholarships

June 30, 2017
A foundation has awarded scholarships backed by a local law firm to six minority law students. Read More