Kellogg donates $500K to support Sandy relief

Kellogg Co. is continuing West Michigan’s spirit of support for Hurricane Sandy relief.The giant cereal maker, based in Battle Creek, has committed $500,000 to...

Frederik Meijer Gardens opens Bernar Venet steel-sculpture exhibit

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has the honor of hosting five large-scale works by internationally renowned French artist Bernar Venet.The exhibit opened to...

West Michigan sends volunteers for ‘Sandy’ relief

It has been hailed as the perfect storm.Superstorm Sandy, at nearly twice the size of Texas, blew record books away Monday night by becoming...

LINC connects entrepreneurs with support system

It only took one year for Kristian Grant, who had no business background, to research, start and own an independent, successful business.What’s her secret?Last...

WYCE celebrates 25 years of bringing eclectic mix to West Michigan

As Kevin Murphy began preparations for the 25th anniversary celebration of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center’s radio station, he came across the following...

FoodCircles app receives microloan funding

Jonathan Kumar had a vision for tasty charity.The recent University of Michigan grad wanted to create a business that blended impoverished children’s mouth-watering need...

Family Promise wins new Toyota truck

A new chariot has arrived in West Michigan to aid in the fight against homelessness.One brand new Toyota Tundra was awarded Thursday to Family...

Kellogg Foundation invests millions into Happy Family

West Michigan buyers of organic children’s food could see a larger number of products coming their way.The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced Tuesday that it...

Health heroes cover the spectrum

Half a dozen professionals in various health care professions are being honored by the Alliance for Health as “heroes” within the West Michigan community.AFH...

GRCF hands out five grants

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $350,000 worth of grants to a quintet of nonprofits.Those receiving grants include the Gerald R. Ford Presidential...

Kandu starts work on combat bandages for U.S. Army

Kandu, a Holland nonprofit organization that provides training and work for people with barriers to employment, celebrated the start last week of a three-year...

Sports commission close to realizing major accomplishment

Even though the West Michigan Sports Commission has hosted dozens of successful events and recorded significant growth over the last several years, the nonprofit...

VAI expands biorepository for Saint Mary’s, Mercy Health patients

Van Andel Institute and two West Michigan hospital systems, Saint Mary’s Health Care in Grand Rapids and Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon, have signed...

City garners two state planning honors

The Michigan Association of Planning will honor the Grand Rapids Planning Department and its Green Grand Rapids Master Plan with separate awards at its...

Grab a fork and dig in, Fork Fest brings the farm to the city

One interesting addition to Grand Rapids menus during the last several years has been the growing inclusion of local farms. Some menus provide a...

Best season yet for Meijer Gardens’ concert series

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park concluded its 2012 Summer Concert Series in August. With the largest lineup of performances to date, it is...

West Michigan Symphony embarks on $480,000 capital campaign

The West Michigan Symphony announced today that it is embarking on a $480,000 capital campaign and has already received a $250,000 lead grant from...

Trivalent Group launches CompassionIT initiative

Michigan nonprofits will be receiving a technological makeover this holiday season, thanks to jolly old Saint Trivalent Group.The technology firm recently announced the birth...

New generation of family philanthropists stepping up

The winds of change are sending a generational transfer across the family philanthropies of West Michigan.The effects of this shift can be seen in...

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...

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