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Displaying items by tag: Frey Foundation

Sunday, 31 July 2022 18:00

‘BEHIND THE BUBBLE’: Housing underproduction in Michigan worsens

Arecently published study from Up for Growth, a national housing advocacy and research group, found housing underproduction in Michigan has reached 87,491 homes — a 311-percent increase since 2012. 

Thursday, 28 July 2022 13:04

New report calls for permanent policy changes to improve youth outcomes

Armed with new data on economic security, education and health outcomes, nonprofit officials hope an array of policy changes enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic to address children’s and families’ needs are made permanent.

Published in Nonprofits
Monday, 10 August 2020 16:16

GR officials consider $250,000 in pandemic relief for undocumented immigrants

The Grand Rapids City Commission is considering a $250,000 contribution to an emergency pandemic relief fund for undocumented immigrants and mixed status families who reside in the city and need housing assistance.

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 23 July 2020 10:05

Study: Grand Rapids needs nearly 9,000 more housing units by 2025

GRAND RAPIDS — The city of Grand Rapids needs to add nearly 9,000 housing units over the next five years to satisfy high market demand, according to a housing needs assessment prepared for city officials. 

Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:57

Frey Foundation joins fight to address Northern Michigan housing crisis

The economy in Northern Michigan may differ greatly from West Michigan’s, but leaders in both areas of the state have started to grapple with a common challenge: a lack of affordable housing. As in the greater Grand Rapids region, the inability of workers to find available affordable housing has reached crisis levels across the northern Lower Peninsula, in both rural markets and in cities like Traverse City and Petoskey.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 09 December 2018 16:03

Stakeholders craft new plan to guide development in Grand Rapids’ Southtown

GRAND RAPIDS — Five distinct areas of Grand Rapids’ southside likely will soon have an Area Specific Plan (ASP) to help guide development. 


Sunday, 02 December 2018 16:00

ICCF plans land trust to encourage low-income home ownership

GRAND RAPIDS — A Grand Rapids nonprofit is beginning efforts to create a land trust that will allow for low-income home ownership in the city’s core neighborhoods.

Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:18

Roundtable: West Michigan foundation execs wrestle with changes, new opportunities

Foundations face a changing landscape both in how they raise money and award grants to nonprofit organizations. MiBiz recently brought together leaders from four West Michigan foundations to talk about the trends they see today. 

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 28 October 2018 11:00

Q&A: Steve Wilson, Creative Many Michigan Inc.

When Jennifer Goulet departed as president and CEO of Creative Many Michigan Inc. in September after 11 years, board members decided to hire a well-known philanthropic leader to lead the arts advocacy organization as it figured out the type of leadership it needed for the future. 

Published in Nonprofits

Saturday, 21 July 2018 13:21

GVSU’s Johnson Center to study how nonprofits approach diversity, equity

GRAND RAPIDS — If people of color continue to be underrepresented in Michigan’s philanthropic and nonprofit sector, industry leaders fear the funding, programs and services they provide might fail to reach people who most need it.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:33

Grand River Greenway adds to quality of life for Ottawa County

Snaking across eastern and northern Ottawa County on its way to Lake Michigan, the Grand River provides much more than a source of recreation and a home to aquatic wildlife.

Published in Economic Development