WMCAT contributes to national study

The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology is one of eight youth organizations nationally that was observed for a collection of case studies...

CertaSite launches charitable giving arm

A life safety and fire protection company launched a charitable giving arm that is kicking off with a COVID-19 food drive.

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...

Builders kicking off Spring Parade of Homes

The local Spring Parade of Homes is starting this weekend.This seaon's event by the Home Builders Association, or HBA, of Greater Grand Rapids will...

DDA contributes to $2M St. Cecilia Music Center project

An iconic music building has hit a high note after receiving support from a downtown development agency for its renovation initiative.St. Cecilia Music Center...

Rescue mission celebrates construction milestone

An organization on the lakeshore recently celebrated a construction milestone for its new facility.

Hispanic chamber produces golf tournament

A Hispanic chamber is hosting a golf tournament in town next week.Registration is open through Friday for the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's...

Nonprofit producing Paws, Claws & Corks

An animal rescue nonprofit is hosting a dinner and auction next week.The Humane Society of West Michigan will host its seventh-annual Paws, Claws &...

Inside Track: Service is her driving force

Mary Muliett may have taken a roundabout path into social work, but looking back on her early years, she realizes she was always drawn to working with children and families.

Design Briefs discusses doing ‘good’

An event downtown this week will bring together entrepreneurs and designers focused on helping nonprofits."Social impact"The Grand Rapids Art Museum and the American Institute...

Law firm partners with network of resolution centers

A law firm is partnering to provide pro bono services at dispute resolution centers across the state.Detroit-based Dickinson Wright, which operates offices across the...

Nonprofit names director of disaster response services

A local disaster-relief nonprofit has appointed a man with nearly 30 years at the organization as its North American head of disaster response.Grand Rapids-based...

Longtime West Michigan philanthropist Esther Padnos dies

West Michigan is mourning the death of a longtime supporter of philanthropic causes in the region.

Hispanic Festival celebrates heritage downtown

The Hispanic Festival will energize downtown for two days this weekend.The 2014 festival is this Friday and Saturday in Grand Rapids at Calder Plaza,...

Nonprofit receives $80K from food maker

A local nonprofit working to eliminate childhood hunger has received $80,000 from a global food maker.Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods gave the funds to Kids’...

Foundation’s third wave in charge of legacy

Every year, the Frey Foundation can be counted on to donate approximately $6 million to programs and projects in West and Northern Michigan communities,...

Nonprofit produces Walk to Stop HIV downtown

A nonprofit is producing a fundraising walk downtown this Saturday to support its work on HIV prevention and care and to raise HIV awareness...

Frey Foundation awards $7.4M in grants

Last year was a good year for the Frey Foundation.The Grand Rapids-based foundation, one of the largest family run foundations in Michigan, recently announced...

Foundation awards $4.1M in grants

Millions of grant dollars are being put back into the community, thanks to a West Michigan foundation.The Kalamazoo Community Foundation recently awarded about $4.1...

LaughFest picks up $15K for free shows

LaughFest works hard to ensure that everyone is laughing during its 10-day annual comedy festival.Along with its paid performances, LaughFest also offers a slew...

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