Nonprofit wins $200K for B Corp initiative

An initiative to encourage more Grand Rapids companies to become B Corp certified has received a $200,000 boost.Grand Rapids-based Local First said last month...

Inside Track: Exposure can change a life

Salvador Lopez, president of KConnect, has a passion for empowering others. His personal experience with struggle, grit and perseverance motivates him to make a positive impact in his community of Kent County.

Grand Rapids neighborhood produces Art Battle for Community

A neighborhood in Grand Rapids is hosting its Art Battle for Community this week to benefit the neighborhood.The event by the Creston Neighborhood Association...

Fellowship connects GROW, Costa Rica

If there’s one person who’s especially thankful Michigan’s weather stayed warm so late in the fall, it’s Selenia Rodríguez Vargas.Rodríguez Vargas, who hails from...

Grocery chain raises $300K for ‘patriotic partners’

The foundation of a locally based grocery chain has raised $300,000 for military heroes and their families through a retail scan campaign.Through checkout donations...

Brewery’s beer benefits nonprofit

A brewery in the area has made a beer to raise money for a Grand Rapids nonprofit.Comstock Park-based Perrin Brewing Co. brewed Gilda’s Cherry...

Inside Track: A lifelong passion for acting, directing and teaching

This summer, the American Association of Community Theater honored Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Associate Director/Education Director Penelope (Penny) Notter with its Fellow Award. The...

Nonprofit completes ADA apartment complex

An ADA housing nonprofit in Grand Haven completed a new apartment complex.Gracious Grounds opened leasing and is prepping for move-in day in early February...

Well House receives grant for green jobs, housing

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A local housing-for-homeless nonprofit will give its tenants a new set of tools in their toolbox while allowing...

GRAAHI kicks off speaker series with civil rights legend

The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute is launching its yearlong Health Education & Equity Series on Thursday.

LGBTQ community center hires first director

A nonprofit LGBTQ community center has hired its first director.Out On The Lakeshore, host of the Holland Pride Festival, has selected Jeffrey Sorensen for...

Guiding Light names board chair

Guiding Light's board of directors named John Harrington its new board chair.

Hispanic chamber issues RFP for gala

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has issued a request for proposals for a paid event coordinator position for its annual fundraiser gala.The...

Hope Network reorganizes efforts, sells neuro rehabilitation program

A faith-based nonprofit is in the process of restructuring its organization to provide better care.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation awards $900K jobs grant to Grand Rapids Community Foundation

For the third year in a row, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded funding to the Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s summer programs.This year, a...

Nonprofit tags next thrift shop

A nonprofit is extending its chain of thrift shops to the east.Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids said yesterday that it will open a...

Grand Rapids chamber producing EPIC Awards

An awards ceremony recognizing local businesses and business leaders is taking place downtown this month.Monday is the last day to register for the Grand...

Nonprofit producing Pastors Square Off

Twelve pastors from the area are performing in a “Hollywood Squares”-style fundraiser this week.North Kent Pastors Square Off will entertain about 600 guests to...

Tech Trends presents 10 predictions

The future will be filled with robots, drones, cars that drive themselves — and pretty much zero privacy.Those were some of the predictions made...

Church hosts Greek festival

The aromas of smoked lamb and the sounds of traditional Greek folk music will be in the air at a local church this weekend.Holy...

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