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Displaying items by tag: WK Kellogg Foundation

Sunday, 28 August 2022 18:20

Kellogg Foundation exec sees growth opportunity under company restructuring

BATTLE CREEK — The top executive at Kellogg Co.’s largest shareholder sees opportunity for greater growth and earnings under the Battle Creek food manufacturer’s transformation into three separate publicly traded companies.

Published in Nonprofits
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 16:32

State backs Battle Creek McCamly Plaza hotel redevelopment with $7.5M loan

State officials have approved a $7.5 million loan for the redevelopment of the former McCamly Plaza hotel in downtown Battle Creek that’s being led by an affiliate of the city’s economic development arm.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 10 April 2022 18:11

$200K grant to help Michigan State Medical Society address health care disparities

$200,000 grant will back a Michigan State Medical Society initiative that looks to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care across the state.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 13 March 2022 17:47

GRAAMA plans move to larger Grand Rapids location

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives plans to relocate to an 18,000-square-foot, three-story space in Grand Rapids’ Heartside neighborhood, which would be a major expansion for the nonprofit organization.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:49

MiBiz Growth Report: February 28, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for February 28, 2022.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 31 January 2021 12:51

GVSU trends report highlights disruptive forces in philanthropy

Through the pandemic-related turmoil of 2020, many nonprofit organizations shifted focus or practices while others shined a light on longstanding disparities around health outcomes, racial equality and economic opportunity for people of color, researchers say.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:36

Kildee, Upton push $50.5B federal aid package for small businesses

Two Michigan congressmen behind legislation that would create a $50.5 billion relief fund for small businesses nationwide hope to get it included in the next federal aid package that may come before Congress this summer.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 21 June 2020 15:32

Philanthropy steps up to help as crisis hits nonprofits hard

The announcement last month that five of the most influential U.S. charitable foundations would be substantially increasing their giving levels was met with gratitude by philanthropic leaders in Southwest Michigan.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 10 May 2020 12:15

MiBiz Growth Report: May 10, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for May 10, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 06 May 2020 14:15

Battle Creek COVID-19 grant program expanded for small businesses

BATTLE CREEK — A grant fund started in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has expanded to $600,000 and will cover more businesses in the Battle Creek area.

Published in Small Business
Thursday, 16 April 2020 16:44

Battle Creek Unlimited launches $250,000 grant fund for small businesses, nonprofits

BATTLE CREEK — Economic development organization Battle Creek Unlimited aims to help small businesses and nonprofits get through disruptions caused by the coronavirus with the creation of a new microgrant fund. 

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

Economic, community development officials call for action to raise wages

significant and expanding group of people in Michigan are working but still not bringing home a paycheck big enough to cover their basic expenses. 

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 01 March 2020 16:10

Groups work to build diversity, inclusion into outdoor recreation efforts

Some Grand Rapids residents have never stepped foot in the Grand River. In fact, a very small population of people currently use the river to recreate.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 January 2020 17:45

Backed by new real estate fund, Battle Creek drives downtown development activity

BATTLE CREEK — A grant for real estate projects is bringing needed development and activity to downtown Battle Creek.

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

Thursday, 31 October 2019 09:01

LKV Ventures receives grant for renovation of downtown Battle Creek building

BATTLE CREEK — Management and development company LKV Ventures LLC will use a grant from Battle Creek Unlimited to help renovate a historic building in downtown Battle Creek. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:53

JPG Resources receives grant for renovation of downtown Battle Creek offices

BATTLE CREEK — JPG Resources, a Battle Creek-based food and beverage consulting group, has been awarded a $208,618 grant from Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) through its downtown Real Estate Improvement Fund. 

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

Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:00

Battle Creek Unlimited awarded $2M to establish real estate improvement fund

BATTLE CREEK -- Battle Creek Unlimited Inc. (BCU) has been awarded $2 million by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to establish and administer funds to make improvements to downtown Battle Creek. 

Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

Foundation joins national effort to identify workplace inclusion best practices

KALAMAZOO — Creating workplaces where equity is the norm rather than the exception forms the basis for the Coalition for Inclusive Communities initiative.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 26 May 2019 21:11

Kellogg Foundation backs GVSU partnership with Battle Creek Public Schools

BATTLE CREEK — A more holistic approach to ensuring positive outcomes for students, teachers and the community is the driving force behind a new partnership involving Battle Creek Public Schools and Grand Valley State University. That’s according to GVSU President Thomas Haas, who notes having a highly skilled talent pool in Battle Creek will play a crucial role in the region’s ability to attract and retain new businesses.

Published in Nonprofits

Friday, 28 September 2018 19:50

Report: Immigrants contribute $3.3 billion to Kent County economy

Immigrants now living in Kent County are making a significant impact on the local economy.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 31 August 2018 22:17

With GED program, Heartside Ministry helps participants find their next steps

GRAND RAPIDS — Noble Johnson serves as an example of the success of Heartside Ministry’s GED program.

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

Saturday, 07 July 2018 16:26

Initiatives offer loan assistance for urban small businesses

A pair of initiatives across Southwest Michigan have a similar goal: supporting entrepreneurs starting small businesses in their respective cities and urban cores. 

Published in Finance
Saturday, 07 July 2018 10:54

Pathways to careers: Initiative to improve access for people of color to health care jobs

GRAND RAPIDS — Creating a level playing field for people of color in Michigan who want to pursue careers in the health care sector will lay the foundation for their success and the state’s future economic growth. 

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 09 June 2018 16:39

Study makes business case for encouraging racial equity

BATTLE CREEK — A $10 million commitment to help support Battle Creek entrepreneurs serves as one recent example of a project focused on ensuring racial equity in the business community.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

Foundations support Kent County school readiness effort

GRAND RAPIDS — Collaborations between different sectors in Kent County to improve every child’s school readiness have caught the attention of national foundations that are pumping money into the countywide effort. 

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 26 November 2017 15:59

Nonprofit, philanthropic groups join forces to focus on accurate Census counts in state

LANSING — Major players in Michigan’s philanthropic sector have joined forces to raise $4 million to finance a three-year campaign to ensure each state resident is counted in the 2020 Census.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:29

New initiatives emerge to address West Michigan’s ‘housing crisis’

While West Michigan’s affordable housing crisis may pale in comparison to situations in other larger metro areas, disparate groups are taking a hands-on approach to the problem.