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Displaying items by tag: Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Sunday, 26 April 2020 11:33

MiBiz Growth Report: April 26, 2020

MiBiz growth report for April 26, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 23 April 2020 10:37

West Michigan groups launch fund to support undocumented workers amid pandemic

Eight organizations united to create an emergency relief fund for undocumented workers and mixed status families in Kent County who are ineligible for unemployment or other relief.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 29 March 2020 15:30

Stock market volatility could affect philanthropy in years ahead

The amount of money area foundations are able to give away this year won’t change much, if at all, but 2021 could see some level of decreases depending on what happens with the stock market in subsequent quarters.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 08 December 2019 10:22

Backed by new grant, GR Community Foundation to focus on African American, Latinx giving

GRAND RAPIDS — Backed by a three-year grant, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation aims to better understand and encourage philanthropic giving in the region’s African American and Latinx communities. 

Published in Nonprofits
Monday, 14 October 2019 07:26

Michigan’s philanthropic sector examines its role in diversity, equity, inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion have been foremost in the minds of people who work in Michigan’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 18 August 2019 19:10

BROKEN SYSTEM: Historic underinvestment in communities of color is root of uptick in gun violence, Grand Rapids leaders say

Five weeks before a pair of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio rocked the nation, community leaders in Grand Rapids held a press conference on the city’s southeast side to address the city’s recent spike in gun violence. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 25 November 2018 20:21

Giving circles gain diversity as their ranks continue to grow, report finds

GRAND RAPIDS — The increasing diversity within giving circles is broadening the scope of causes they support and better reflecting the nation’s changing demographics.

Published in Nonprofits
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, 01 April 2018 22:47

Organizations support minority entrepreneurial initiatives in West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS –– An array of organizations in West Michigan have launched new initiatives aimed at bridging the wealth gap in a region characterized by vast income disparities.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 21 January 2018 12:45

Embracing next gen ideals: Nonprofits, foundations change tactics to tap into younger donors, volunteers

Despite their strong ties to smartphones and virtual communication, Gen Xers and Millennials still crave face-to-face interaction, and the philanthropic sector is taking note.

Published in M&A Award Profiles
Sunday, 12 November 2017 15:59

Sharing the knowledge: Encore, SCORE programs pass on real-world experience to new entrepreneurs

GRAND RAPIDS — People at or near retirement age are increasingly looking to create a next chapter in their lives that will give them opportunities to work and make meaningful contributions.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 06 August 2017 15:58

Despite uncertainty of 2016, philanthropy posts modest annual gains

Philanthropic giving in a presidential election year typically remains stagnant.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:47

The Source partners with Grand Circus to offer I.T. training

GRAND RAPIDS — Based on the success of prior technology workshops, a local nonprofit plans to leverage its partnership with a Detroit-based training firm to support a bootcamp specifically for women.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 28 May 2017 19:00

With Hackett, Ford hopes for another visionary CEO

When Jim Hackett retired from the corner office at Steelcase Inc. in 2014, he told MiBiz the “narrative is still being written” about what he planned to do in the next phase of his professional life.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:31

Our LGBT Fund raises $520,000 to support services in West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS — The growth of a fund established three years ago by a same-sex couple from Grand Rapids proves there’s interest in addressing issues the LGBT community faces in West Michigan.

Published in Nonprofits

Friday, 12 May 2017 10:33

Partnership drives tech sector training

A new partnership and grant dollars aim to help train future technology sector employees.

Published in Breaking News
Monday, 06 February 2017 16:05

Blandford to convert Highlands Golf Course back to nature

GRAND RAPIDS — Blandford Nature Center has collaborated with local partners on a transformational land deal that could help reshape a neighborhood on the west side of Grand Rapids. 

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 27 January 2017 09:19

REACHING ACROSS THE AISLE: Nonprofits need to engage, share data more than ever, panelists say

The nonprofit community has a unique opportunity to engage individuals from both sides of the political aisle in meaningful conversations to find common ground. That was a key theme during a panel discussion as part of the 2017 MiBiz Best Managed Nonprofits Awards, held on Tuesday at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 21 August 2016 14:34

West Michigan immigrant service providers forced to retreat after SCOTUS ruling

recent course of events shows how the politics of Washington, D.C. can have a serious, direct impact on the work of local immigrant service providers.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:18

Nonprofit cybersecurity key to serving community responsibly, experts say

Regardless of size or resources, nonprofits must keep cybersecurity top of mind. 

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 26 June 2016 10:49

Charitable dollars ebb and flow as total giving reaches record high

While a recent report shows that charitable giving is on the rise nationwide, the trend is far more complex on the local level in West Michigan.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 01 May 2016 11:54

Downtown Grand Rapids theater project requires developers to think bigger

GRAND RAPIDS — Realizing that a movie theater would not work as a standalone project in downtown Grand Rapids, J.D. Loeks knew that he needed to broaden the scope of his long-planned development.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:01

Grand Rapids Community Foundation expands Challenge Scholars program to reach more students

Grand Rapids Community Foundation is expanding its Challenge Scholars program to include every graduating student at Union High School.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 17 April 2016 16:17

Nonprofit leaders focused on engaging new generation, diversifying workforce

As one of the youngest sectors around, nonprofits are still learning how to balance competition and collaboration on all fronts.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 17 April 2016 15:51

Companies report positive early results in parking cash-out strategy

GRAND RAPIDS — A lack of on-site parking at Spectrum Health’s newest downtown office hasn’t created much in the way of headaches for the health care organization’s information technology department. 

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 20 March 2016 17:34

Habitat for Humanity gets $500K grant to preserve affordable housing

GRAND RAPIDS — With development transforming the west side of Grand Rapids, organizations across the city are working together to combat the displacement of existing residents and protect affordable housing. 

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 07 February 2016 23:36

GRCF’s Encore program connects retirement-age workforce with roles in the community

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation is fortifying an effort that allows nonprofit and for-profit organizations to tap into the institutional knowledge of retirement-age individuals.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 24 January 2016 22:12

Local LGBT funds dedicate dollars to pressing issues of the community

Our LGBT Fund hit a milestone to close out 2015 when it announced its first grant of $20,000 to a collaborative program involving Arbor Circle and the Lesbian Gay Community Network of West Michigan (The Network).

Published in Nonprofits
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