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Thursday, 22 September 2022 12:42

GR housing nonprofit steps into developer role to address low-income needs

GRAND RAPIDS — Well House is working to construct new housing units in addition to its existing 15 homes that are occupied by renters that were formerly homeless. 

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Sunday, 18 September 2022 05:00

New Gerber Foundation leader ‘deeply invested’ in advancing research on infants and children

FREMONT — The Gerber Foundation has a new top advocate for enhancing the quality of life of infants and young children who shares a deeply personal connection to the organization’s mission.

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Thursday, 08 September 2022 14:27

Meijer Gardens CEO to retire after selection of successor 

GRAND RAPIDS TWP. — David Hooker is retiring from his role as CEO and president of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park after leading the organization for 16 years.

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Wednesday, 31 August 2022 09:30

GR nonprofits to redevelop former industrial site with housing, offices, ‘tiny home’ community

GRAND RAPIDS — A pair of Grand Rapids nonprofits plan to redevelop a vacant furniture manufacturing building on the city’s south side into housing and office space and also construct an onsite tiny home community.

Monday, 29 August 2022 16:39

GR Community Media Center begins ‘new chapter’ after naming next executive director

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Community Media Center will start a “new chapter” under a new executive director following months of internal dissension involving previous leadership. 

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Sunday, 28 August 2022 18:22

Nonprofit executive takes on state-appointed economic development role

A Q&A with La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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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.

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Friday, 26 August 2022 12:55

Larry J. Bell Library Foundation ‘two years ahead of schedule’ after purchasing Food Dance building 

KALAMAZOO — After exiting from the brewery he founded in 1985, Larry Bell initially planned to create a new downtown space to house his collection of Michigan history books, jazz artifacts and historic brewery industry memorabilia. 

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Sunday, 14 August 2022 18:55

Longtime Amway employee joins Guiding Light leadership team

Grand Rapids-based Guiding Light Mission Inc. has tapped a longtime Amway Corp. community relations specialist to lead the nonprofit’s fundraising and communications.

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Sunday, 07 August 2022 21:11

Kent Co. senior millage extension to boost nonprofit’s new technology support program

A Grand Rapids nonprofit providing independent living services received a boost last week when Kent County voters extended a senior services millage that will help the organization’s recently launched technology support program.

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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.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2022 16:07

Arts playing ‘huge role’ in shaping downtown Muskegon through pandemic

Arts and cultural organizations are helping to define Muskegon’s downtown resurgence as they innovate out of slumps in attendance and events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Wednesday, 13 July 2022 15:53

Nonprofit support services help companies boost refugee employment

Prince Shema arrived in Michigan from the Democratic Republic of the Congo via Ethiopia in 2013. With help from a local nonprofit organization, he completed an independent living preparation program while going to high school. 

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Wednesday, 13 July 2022 13:50

Michigan Nonprofit Association to help oversee $50M relief grant program

The Michigan Nonprofit Association is gearing up to help oversee a new $50 million grant program included in the latest state budget to help small nonprofits recover from pandemic-related losses.

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Monday, 11 July 2022 19:37

The Diatribe acquires West Mich. nonprofit with similar mission to empower youth

GRAND RAPIDS — The Diatribe Inc. is acquiring another Grand Rapids-based nonprofit that shares a similar mission of empowering youth and underrepresented populations through art and creativity.

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Monday, 11 July 2022 15:21

$110K grant to help Literacy Center expand reach of ESL program for parents

GRAND RAPIDS — A $110,000 grant will help expand the Literacy Center of West Michigan’s Family Literacy Program, which helps equip non-native English speakers whose children attend local schools with literacy and communication skills.

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Thursday, 30 June 2022 18:36

Corporate giving surged in 2021 as Michigan outlook grows more optimistic

Philanthropic giving by U.S. corporations surged last year compared to 2020, a positive sign for Michigan nonprofits that tend to rely more on corporate donors than individuals compared to other states.

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Monday, 20 June 2022 12:25

Housing North expands programming in Manistee County with $250K commitment

Eight organizations in Manistee County will contribute $250,000 over the next three years to help expand nonprofit Housing North’s programming in the area.


Sunday, 19 June 2022 18:13

Rotarians launch fund to support women-owned businesses in Muskegon County

Applications are now open for the first round of grants from a newly established fund for women-owned businesses in Muskegon County.

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Friday, 10 June 2022 15:50

The Diatribe receives $75K national endowment grant for GR mural project

GRAND RAPIDS — The Diatribe Inc., a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit that focuses on empowering youth through poetry, has received a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Friday, 10 June 2022 14:24

Muskegon Museum of Art to break ground on $11.2M expansion with spotlight on art by women

MUSKEGON — The Muskegon Museum of Art has received an extensive painting collection by women artists and more than $11 million in cash donations to launch an expansion that will more than double the size of the museum.

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Monday, 06 June 2022 15:03

Women’s Resource Center relocating to expand, make services more accessible

GRAND RAPIDS — The Women’s Resource Center, a nonprofit that provides workforce assistance for women, plans to relocate and expand its services to the city’s southeast side.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:31

Kinexus Group CEO leads Southwest Michigan coalition aiding Ukrainians 

Businesses and individuals around the world have stepped up to fundraise for Ukrainian refugees since Russia’s invasion began in February, but the head of a Southwest Michigan business development service has taken his show of support a step further. 

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Thursday, 12 May 2022 10:09

GR nonprofit relocates to renovated farmhouse after split from church

GRAND RAPIDS — New City Neighbors is set to unveil its new location at a renovated urban farmhouse that sits on a 1-acre plot in the city’s Creston neighborhood.

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Monday, 09 May 2022 17:58

World Renew nonprofit moves into newly constructed headquarters

BYRON CENTER — A nonprofit that helps rebuild homes following natural disasters has moved into a newly constructed building in Byron Center after previously working from two separate locations. 

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Sunday, 08 May 2022 18:36

Nonprofit works to build ‘deep relationships’ in construction industry to help minority contractors

Nate Beene’s decision to join the leadership team at Construction Allies in Action was driven by his passion to remove barriers for local women and minority business owners in the construction industry.

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Wednesday, 27 April 2022 11:40

Dog treat bakery tackles lack of job opportunities for people with disabilities

ALLEGAN — A disability advocacy nonprofit will open a dog treat bakery storefront to create more employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. 

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Monday, 25 April 2022 20:38

Nonprofit works to launch hub for underrepresented contractors in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — A new nonprofit organization is working to create a membership-based program to provide resources for minority-owned, women-owned and micro-local construction contractors.

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Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:31

The StoreHouse tackles inefficient donation process to benefit nonprofits, schools

Distributing excess product to groups in need can be a cumbersome process for large companies, and a Grand Rapids-area organization aims to solve that problem by acting as an intermediary between corporations and nonprofits in need.

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Friday, 08 April 2022 18:15

Nonprofit builds support network for startup founders with focus on philanthropy

Anew nonprofit organization looks to build a network of startup company founders across Michigan that entrepreneurs can turn to for support and advice while also growing their philanthropy work.

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