National bank invests in local emergency housing program

Retail banking company KeyBank is awarding a grant to a local nonprofit. 

Local nonprofit partners with NYC marathon

What started as a passion project for a West Michigan resident is now a national movement that captured the attention of a well-known marathon race.

Organization to distribute healthy food to migrant families in need

North Kent Connect (NKC) is working with Migrant Legal Aid to distribute fresh, healthy food to agricultural workers and their families in northern Kent County.

SpartanNash hosting companywide milk drive for food banks

SpartanNash is pitching in to help food banks deal with milk shortages.

Entrepreneur to receive global awareness award

A local business owner will receive an award for bringing international awareness to West Michigan.

Inside Track: Guisfredi moved by the worth of all people

In 2013, Claire Guisfredi met with a former client of North Kent Connect whose story changed everything.

Nonprofit receives grant to help older homeowners

A local nonprofit serving people with disabilities was awarded a grant to benefit older, low-income homeowners.

Frey Foundation leader dies

Frey Foundation trustee and long-serving treasurer Edward “Ted” Frey Jr. died this week. He was 77 years old.

Puppy adoption highlights company’s commitment to charity

The grand opening of a tire store in Wyoming had an unexpected outcome for a puppy named Peanut who was part of the festivities.

Latina Network celebrates eight years with fundraiser

A local organization is celebrating West Michigan “poderosas” during its annual fundraiser. 

Nonprofit rebrands, opens second location

A local nonprofit providing mobility equipment to those in need has rebranded and expanded with a new office.

Inside Track: The ultimate team player

When Chris Sain Jr. was a kid growing up in southeast Grand Rapids, sports weren’t just his hobby — they were his way to...

D.A. Blodgett names new chief program officer

A local child welfare agency welcomed a new executive.

Nonprofit expands B26 Gathering Place program

A nonprofit that connects job seekers who have disabilities with employment opportunities launched a second gathering space in Grand Rapids.

Organizations address affordable housing challenges

The availability of affordable homes in West Michigan is scarce, according to some area housing experts.

North Kent Connect completes $3.3M expansion

A northern Kent County nonprofit completed a 12,000-square-foot expansion to better serve its clients and is inviting the public to an open house to tour the facilities.

Ambrose at WMCAT acquires I Am West Side T-shirt brand

The custom screen-printing social enterprise of the West Michigan Arts + Technology Center acquired a T-shirt brand that supports afterschool education from the former Westside Collaborative.

Our Daily Bread Ministries launches search for new president and CEO

Our Daily Bread Ministries is beginning a global search for a new leader after its current president announced his intent to retire at the end of the year.

Frey Foundation hires chief financial and operations officer

A family foundation in West Michigan hired a veteran leader to oversee its finances and operations.

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