Guiding Light receives $20K from SpartanNash Foundation

The nonprofit Guiding Light received a grant that will support its Back to Work program.

TCF Bank donates $50K to Grand Rapids organizations

TCF Bank is giving $50,000 to the region’s largest employer and two local charities in the spirit of holiday giving.

Philanthropists donate $1.5M to Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

A trio of supporters made a large gift to a national burn survivors’ organization in honor of its founder, who died in November.

Mercantile Bank donates $100K to community nonprofits

Mercantile Bank of Michigan is donating $100,000 to several organizations across the state to help communities that are battling food insecurity and homelessness.

Community Rebuilders helps 36 Grand Rapidians find homes

A nonprofit working to end homelessness has put 36 individuals on the path to long-term housing with 24 of those already housed temporarily.

Wage, salary survey shows slight hikes

The Employers’ Association (TEA) this month released its 2020-2021 Wage & Salary Survey, and the results show the pandemic didn’t affect wage growth as much as many expected this year.

SpartanNash, Miller Poultry donate chicken to local food banks

SpartanNash and Miller Poultry recently donated 24,200 pounds of chicken to local food banks in Michigan and Indiana for family meals during the holiday season.
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Fiat Chrysler contributes $400K to Detroit neighborhood fund

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is contributing $400,000 to a Detroit neighborhood fund as part of a community benefits agreement tied to its new assembly plant on the city's east side, the automaker said Monday.

GROW CEO Bonnie Nawara announces retirement

The leader of Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women is retiring at the end of the year.

FNB Michigan makes $1M affordable housing investment

First National Bank of Michigan is making a $1 million investment to support affordable housing development in partnership with Cinnaire and the Michigan Bankers Association Service Corporation.

SpartanNash Foundation raises $400K for hunger relief

The SpartanNash Foundation is funneling $400,000 into hunger relief efforts in 14 states, including Michigan.

Coalition to provide emergency shelter for Heartside residents

As West Michigan prepares for winter, a coalition of community, nonprofit and business leaders is joining forces to provide safe emergency shelter for residents of the Heartside neighborhood who are experiencing homelessness.

Griffins to host drive-thru Teddy Bear Toss

The Grand Rapids Griffins are teaming up with J&H Family Stores, Billy Bear Hug Foundation, Feeding America West Michigan and The Salvation Army to host a drive-thru Teddy Bear Toss & Holiday Drive from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Griff’s IceHouse at Belknap Park.

Kent ISD, nonprofits land grant

Kent Intermediate School District recently received a federal grant it is using in coordination with a local coalition to increase human trafficking prevention efforts in Kent County.

Rockford trio answers the call

Three partners felt the call to purchase a 23-acre former chapel property outside downtown Rockford and develop it into a Christ-centered, independent-living community for special needs individuals.

Local Salvation Army pilots MessageWrap tech for Red Kettle donations

The local Salvation Army division is harnessing a Grand Rapids company’s technology to allow customers to make fast and easy contactless donations to the nonprofit’s Red Kettle Campaign in the checkout lane at two area grocery stores.

Kent County approves $2.6M for Ready by Five millage

The Kent County board of commissioners approved nearly $2.6 million in funding for the Ready by Five Early Childhood millage to provide continued services for families in the county.

Library foundation receives $20,000 grant

The Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation received a $20,000 grant from the Wege Foundation of Grand Rapids.

West Michigan’s 100 Businesses That Care chooses first charity to support

The organizers of West Michigan’s 100 Businesses That Care initiative selected their first charity to receive a $50,000 donation.

Junior Achievement recognizes lead donors for Grand Rapids center

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes is recognizing three early lead donors who gave $1 million each to the capital campaign for building the Junior Achievement Free Enterprise Center for students in the region.

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