Nonprofit immigration law firm hires executive director

Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates hired Eva S. Alexander as its new executive director.

Emmanuel Hospice experiences growth during pandemic

Emmanuel Hospice announced it increased its team by 40% to better serve a 50% increase in patients since last fall.

Giving Tuesday donations to The Salvation Army will be matched up to $51K

An anonymous local donor will provide matching contributions on Giving Tuesday donations to The Salvation Army of Kent County, up to $51,000.

Nonprofit converts historic seminary into senior living space

After nearly a year of development, Samaritas has opened the Senior Affordable Living Community and West Michigan Child and Family Campus, located on the former grounds of the historic St. Joseph Seminary in Grand Rapids.

Inside Track: Learning to trust her voice

Building relationships with the Latino community in Grand Rapids that she didn’t have growing up changed the direction of Erika VanDyke’s life and led her to her current job in community philanthropy.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation launches Expanding Equity program

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is rolling out a new program to transform corporate workplaces into more equitable places of opportunity.

Kids’ Food Basket plans Giving Tuesday campaign

A childhood hunger relief nonprofit will participate in Giving Tuesday next week by sharing 2020 impact stories on social media, kicking off a monthlong donor matching campaign.

NIA Centre opens downtown community engagement center

A nonprofit organization working to place an African American cultural center in Grand Rapids opened a community engagement center in the heart of downtown.

Dégagé Ministries seeks donations for annual Christmas store

A local nonprofit is planning to open its annual Christmas store to support the Grand Rapids homeless community.

Muskegon Rescue Mission hosting Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

The Muskegon Rescue Mission is preparing to feed 1,000 families for Thanksgiving through an annual basket giveaway.

Guiding Light seeks cold-weather donations for those without shelter

Those looking to make a difference this holiday season can donate cold-weather necessities to a local nonprofit that serves individuals experiencing homelessness.

Wedgwood fills newly created stewardship role

A social services nonprofit filled a new leadership role within the organization that will focus on process improvement.

Bank of America names Family Promise a ‘Neighborhood Champion’

Bank of America recognized Family Promise of Grand Rapids as a Neighborhood Champion and will grant the nonprofit $50,000 and provide virtual leadership training as part of the program.

Family Business Alliance appoints new director

The longtime marketing director at Rhoades McKee is taking the reins of the Family Business Alliance.

Nonprofit and partners launch Freedom Drivers program for veterans

A coalition of veteran service organizations is partnering together on a transportation initiative to help the West Michigan veteran community.

Guiding Light receives $25K donation from TCF

A nonprofit received $25,000 from TCF Financial Corporation to support its Back to Work program.

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.

Cannabis company commits to prisoner release campaign

Ann Arbor-based C3 Industries, the parent company of High Profile Cannabis Boutique in Grand Rapids, donated $6,000 to the new Michigan Cannabis Prisoner Release Campaign.

The Job Post moves into new office

A recruiting firm social enterprise of Guiding Light moved into a new office.

Salvation Army kicks off $1.3M Red Kettle campaign

The Salvation Army and SpartanNash aim to raise $1.3 million locally through the annual Red Kettle Christmas giving campaign.