Foundations, grants and services


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.

Our Daily Bread Ministries hires VP and publisher

Christian multimedia resource company Our Daily Bread Ministries appointed an industry veteran as its next vice president and publisher.

JetCo Solutions launches For the Vets nonprofit

A local veteran-owned consulting business established a nonprofit to provide for retired veterans during the pandemic.

Mel Trotter Ministries launches mobile shower unit

A nonprofit is rolling out a new mobile shower unit for individuals experiencing homelessness in downtown Grand Rapids.

D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s appoints new president and CEO

A social services nonprofit chose its next president and CEO.

ICCF appoints ChoiceOne banker to board of directors

Inner City Christian Federation appointed a branch manager and assistant vice president from ChoiceOne Bank to its board of directors.

Mel Trotter lands $25K workforce development grant

A nonprofit that serves individuals experiencing homelessness was awarded a grant to expand its workforce development programs.

Alliance unveils new plan to reduce housing insecurity in Kent County

The Housing Stability Alliance released a plan to address housing insecurity in Kent County.

AYA Youth Collective and partners building home for local youth

A recent graduate of AYA Youth Collective’s housing resource program will get a new home next year, thanks to a collaboration between several community partners.

Mel Trotter makes changes to annual Thanksgiving festivities (update)

Mel Trotter Ministries finalized its plan for the organization’s annual Thanksgiving events with COVID-19 precautions in place.

Inforum to host virtual capstone event featuring ESPN’s Kelley Carter

A woman-focused statewide nonprofit will host its annual capstone event on the topic of antiracism and will feature an ESPN reporter who covers the intersection between race and entertainment.

Community pays tribute to Peter Secchia

Kind words and tributes poured in from the community after the death of prominent donor, former U.S. ambassador and longtime businessman Peter Secchia on Oct. 21 at the age of 83.

Community Rebuilders launches housing outreach program

A nonprofit working to end homelessness connected eight people with housing in the first week of a new outreach program intending to house a total of 60 individuals within the next two months.

Incogmeato to donate $1M in product to Feeding America

Incogmeato by MorningStar Farms is helping address the “protein gap” by donating $1 million in plant-based protein products to Feeding America.

Black health institute appoints new CEO

The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute announced the hiring of Vanessa Greene as its CEO.