Sony Electronics selects local nonprofit for education grant

STEM Greenhouse, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit helping vulnerable children in underserved communities have equal access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching, has been chosen as one of Sony Electronics’ 10 nationwide winners of its 2022 Create Action grant.

The Diatribe acquires partner organization

Two local nonprofits have combined their resources to better serve West Michigan youth. 

Nonprofit awarded grant for family literacy services

The Literacy Center of West Michigan recently said it received a $110,000 Wege Foundation grant to expand its Family Literacy Program.

Wonderland Distilling releases Rebel Road Whiskey

A craft distillery is teaming up with a motorcycle rally that benefits the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon on a limited-edition whiskey blend.

West Michigan Works! reopens Rockford service center

The region’s workforce development agency reopened its service center housed at the nonprofit North Kent Connect.

GRCC alumni, professors collaborate to support Ukrainian relief efforts

Community college professors and alumni are being featured in a poetry anthology, the proceeds of which will be donated to the International Rescue Committee.

Hope Network reorganizes efforts, sells neuro rehabilitation program

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

Pine Rest grads are staying close to home

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for mental health care nationwide is extremely high. Locally, graduates of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ psychiatry programs are working to fill that gap.

LAUP nears fifth decade serving Latinx community

An organization on the lakeshore is marking 48 years of advancing the welfare of marginalized populations with its services, programs and events.

Emmanuel Hospice adds new board members

A faith-based nonprofit welcomed three new members to its 12-person board of directors. 

Children’s Advocacy Center awarded grant from Kellogg Foundation

A local nonprofit received a grant to aid in providing barrier-free resources for children of color who are victims of sexual abuse. 

Dégagé Ministries cuts ribbon on new expansion

A nonprofit serving individuals experiencing homelessness recently unveiled the beginning of its $7.5 million expansion. 

The Diatribe receives grant for antiracism project

A local performing arts organization received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help facilitate its summer mural project. 

Nonprofits partner to offer grants to women-owned businesses

Two Muskegon organizations are working together to support women-owned businesses. 

Arbor Circle hires performance improvement director

A West Michigan-based nonprofit added a new member to its leadership team.

Nonprofit steps in to help with Afghan refugees’ needs

The New Americans Legal Clinic (NALC) is off to a fast start.

Feeding America West Michigan launches kids food program

A local nonprofit kicked off a new summer lunch program this week. 

Mel Trotter Ministries brings collaborative medical services to Grand Rapids

A local nonprofit finished a new expansion providing dental, vision, chiropractic and mental health care to people without homes. 

Celebration Cinema expands open captioning to all theaters

A regional theater chain now offers open captioning at all locations.