Foundations, grants and services


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. 

100 Businesses That Care makes fourth donation

Beer City Dog Biscuits recently received $50,000 from a consortium of West Michigan companies striving to make a difference.

Access of West Michigan adds to leadership team

A local nonprofit welcomed a four-person co-executive director team. Access of West Michigan recently added a new co-executive director team: Christina Swiney, co-executive director of...

Habitat Kent completes first all-electric home

(As seen on WZZM TV-13) Habitat for Humanity of Kent County finished construction on its first all-electric home this spring, called the Carbon Footprint Build, the first step in its increased commitment to sustainable housing development.

Nonprofit receives IRS approval to help cannabis job seekers

A Grand Rapids-based organization helping cannabis job seekers recently received formal 501(c)(3) status.

Young Money Finances to host summer camps

A trio of three-week camps this summer will teach young people about money management, investing and entrepreneurship.

Gilbert foundation to help Detroit renters facing eviction

DETROIT — A foundation connected to billionaire Dan Gilbert is investing $13 million in a fund to help low-income Detroit residents facing eviction.

Guiding Light appoints program director

A nonprofit serving people experiencing homelessness recently appointed a new program director.

Dominican Sisters hold liquidation sale this weekend

Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids are holding a liquidation sale at the former Motherhouse. 

Nonprofit relocates to urban farmhouse

A Grand Rapids-based youth empowerment nonprofit is set to open its new headquarters at a refurbished farmhouse in the Creston neighborhood.

Nonprofit launches campaign to fund new facility

An organization seeking to relieve hunger and increase food security began a fundraising effort for a new facility.

Nonprofits partner to create construction career program

Three organizations have partnered to help create a career pipeline for Latinas in West Michigan.

Disability Advocates, Thresholds open new offices

Two nonprofits serving people with disabilities hosted a joint grand opening ceremony for their new neighboring offices.

World Renew opens new headquarters

A West Michigan nonprofit opened a new global headquarters in Byron Center.