Items Tagged with 'The Wege Foundation'


Cities join ‘organic parks’ movement

Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids eliminating synthetic pesticides and fertilizers on six fields through a pilot program.

September 27, 2019
It turns out a whole lot of people care about preventing the further use of pesticides and herbicides in public spaces. Read More

Transformando participants roll past obstacles

Organizers and entrepreneurs in the grant-funded program share challenges and successes.

August 2, 2019
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently shared a one-year progress report on its Transformando West Michigan program, revealing the need to give Hispanic entrepreneurs additional help removing barriers to their success. Read More

Partners receive grant for outdoor education

December 21, 2018
A group of partners have been given a grant from a local foundation for a new initiative to create outdoor education experiences. Read More

Grand Rapids Symphony receives $1.1M diversity grant

June 14, 2018
The Grand Rapids Symphony has been awarded a $1.1-million grant from a local foundation to create diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Read More

Green affordable housing initiative wins grant

March 1, 2018
A local nonprofit focused on green housing has received a grant from a foundation for its affordable housing initiative. Read More

Foundations give $860K to trail project

January 15, 2018
Two recent gifts from local foundations have added to the goals of the Grand River Greenway Campaign. Read More

Nonprofit buys golf course

June 12, 2017
A nonprofit’s signature event will have a new home in 2020. Read More

College names Wege Prize winners

May 22, 2017
A local college has named the winning teams of an international design competition. Read More

Wege Speaker Series addressing race, power, privilege

April 10, 2017
The annual Wege Speaker Series will tackle the topics of race, power and privilege in the conservation and environmental movements. Read More

College teams compete in international Wege Prize

January 2, 2017
Undergraduate and graduate students from three West Michigan colleges are competing in the Wege Prize, an international design competition. Read More