Living options available for seniors who exhaust their assets

Free isn’t something often associated with senior communities, but for certain qualifying residents, that is the case with a local nonprofit residential senior living...

West Michigan Partnership for Children appoints new CEO

A community-based foster care program hired a CEO who said she will focus on advancing equity in the child welfare system.

Chambers announce lakeshore ATHENA winners

The first female principal of a lakeshore high school has been named the 2016 Lakeshore ATHENA Award winner.Grand Haven High School principal Tracy Wilson...

Foundations award $300K to Grand Rapids for eviction prevention

Two local foundations have awarded a total of $300,000 to the city for a program aimed at improving housing stability.The Grand Rapids City Commission...

Grand Rapids chamber names young ATHENA finalists

The 10 finalists for the 2016 ATHENA Young Professional Award have been announced.The Grand Rapids Area of Commerce revealed yesterday the finalists for the...

Wege Prize awards $30K for circular economy proposals

As the “wicked” problem-solving competition called Wege Prize 2015 came to a close March 28, the three team finalists were awarded a collective $30,000...

Wedgwood Christian Services names COO

Wedgwood Christian Services has a new chief operating officer.Van Den BoschThe Grand Rapids-based social services nonprofit said last month that is has named Kevin...

Grocery chain raises $78K for Special Olympics

The foundation of a local grocery store chain has raised $78,505 from West Michigan shoppers to benefit Special Olympics athletes and events.The Byron Center-based...

Language barriers pose COVID-19 problem

West Michigan is home to at least 10 different languages other than English commonly spoken here, which can be a problem when sharing information...

Foundation awards $2M to economic development agency

A foundation has given an economic development agency $2 million to help spur growth in the region.The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded the funds...

Foundation awards MSU $6M for food programs

A local foundation has awarded Michigan State University $6 million in grants for research and outreach programs to promote access to healthy food in...

Nonprofit relocates downtown HQ

A nonprofit that provides mental health education and awareness has relocated its downtown headquarters.The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, or MHF, has moved...

Retailer returns from bankruptcy

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Bankruptcy is tough to come back from, especially for nonprofits, but the locally based Family Christian LLC is...

Opportunity grows with new GRCC Culinary Amphitheater

The Grand Rapids community just gained a promising opportunity in the form of the newly opened Pietro and Regina Culinary Amphitheater on the Grand...

Nonprofit producing Evening With the Stars

A nonprofit that funds research on cystic fibrosis is hosting a fundraiser in the area next week.The Troy-based Michigan chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis...

Foundations give $860K to trail project

Two recent gifts from local foundations have added to the goals of the Grand River Greenway Campaign.The Frey and Wege foundations recently awarded $860,000...

Brewery partners with GRFD on brew

A local brewery is collaborating with the Grand Rapids Fire Department on a special brew that benefits burn victims.New Holland Brewing’s Knickerbocker and the...

Elimination of refugee resettlement concerns area leaders

Employers in Grand Rapids are partnering with Bethany Christian Services to assist refugees.A total of 36 West Michigan employers, who are a part of...

WMU partners to offer cybersecurity training

Cybersecurity attacks have evolved and multiplied over the years.Computer viruses have grown into hacking attacks, which include malware, phishing and cross-site scripting that affect...

RunGR keeps pace for Fifth Third River Bank Run

Marathon runners don't give up.  Perhaps no better modern picture of this reality is being painted for the West Michigan community than in the...

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