Making the Grant Process Transparent

Grants Awarded

Organization NameProject TitleGrant AmountProgram AreaArea Served
ArtPrize Grand RapidsPost-pandemic relaunch of the ArtPrize event and its potential to stimulate economic activity in downtown Grand Rapids$250,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Arts Working GroupProfessionally-led diversity, equity and inclusion initiative$10,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth Inc.Expanded programming and provision of in-person academic support for students attending school virtually in 2021$75,000 Children and FamiliesWest Michigan
Boys and Girls Club of the Muskegon LakeshoreCapital campaign to renovate a former fitness center to establish the first standalone clubhouse in Muskegon$175,000 Children and FamiliesWest Michigan
Challenge Mountain of Walloon Hills, Inc.Improved storm water run-off at the Challenge Mountain Resale Store site$5,000 Children and FamiliesNorthern Michigan
Charlevoix Historical SocietyRenovations to the Harsha House Historical Museum$2,000 Community ArtsNorthern Michigan
Citizens Research Council of Michigan2021 Public Policy Event$1,000 Building CommunityState of Michigan
City of Grand Rapids2021 Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit$1,500 Building CommunityWest Michigan
City of Grand RapidsGRow1000 youth summer employment program$10,000 Building CommunityWest Michigan
City of Grand RapidsEfforts to integrate indigenous history and art with the River for All project$15,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Council of Michigan Foundations, Inc.2021 Annual Conference$10,000 Family & PhilanthropyState of Michigan
Degage MinistriesCapital campaign launched to expand service capacity for women and its social enterprise—Pauls' Mom's Cookies$350,000 Building CommunityWest Michigan
Disability Advocates of Kent CountyBuilding Opportunities Creating Independence capital campaign to relocate its administrative offices to the new Special Olympics Michigan Unified Sports & Inclusion Center$100,000 Building CommunityWest Michigan
Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids, Inc.Development of 48 new, affordable rental housing units in Plaza Roosevelt in southwest Grand Rapids$100,000 Building CommunityWest Michigan
Ecliptic at Rosa Parks Circle ConservancyRestoration of Ecliptic at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids$100,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Festival of the Arts in Grand RapidsImplementation of its strategic plan to enhance the inclusivity and sustainability of the annual event$20,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
First Steps KentAdvancing Kent County's early childhood system$270,000 Children and FamiliesWest Michigan
For Love of WaterExploring the possibility of creating a new Michigan Water Resources Trust Fund$30,000 EnvironmentState of Michigan
Girls Choral AcademySuccession plan and continued program delivery through executive leadership transition$10,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Grand Rapids Art MuseumImagine More campaign to renovate and relocate the museum’s education spaces$375,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Grand Rapids Children's Museum2021 State of Play event$5,000 Children and FamiliesWest Michigan
Grand Rapids Christian Schools FoundationIncrease community-based early care and education capacity and create an outdoor natural playscape accessible to the surrounding community$100,000 Children and FamiliesWest Michigan
Grand Rapids Community FoundationNonprofit Technical Assistance Fund to collaboratively address capacity building and technical assistance among nonprofits in Kent County$30,000 Family & PhilanthropyWest Michigan
Grand Rapids Media Initiative and Film IncubatorThe production of A City Within a City documentary film$30,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Grand Rapids Symphony Society2021 Celebration of Soul event$3,500 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Grand Rapids Whitewater, Inc.Construction phase of the Lower Reach section of the Grand River restoration project through downtown Grand Rapids$1,000,000 EnvironmentWest Michigan
Grand Traverse Regional Land ConservancyPublic access to the 244-acre Mitchell Creek Meadows Nature Preserve$300,000 EnvironmentNorthern Michigan
Grand Valley Metropolitan CouncilLower Grand River Watershed 2021 Annual Spring Forum$500EnvironmentWest Michigan
Grand Valley State UniversityNonprofit/Funder Dialogue Series$5,000 Family & PhilanthropyWest Michigan
Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities, Inc.Strategic planning initiative$15,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, Inc.Effort to increase multi-unit, single family homes in Grand Rapids.$60,000 Building CommunityWest Michigan
Hand2HandHope in Action capital campaign to acquire permanent space to operate its weekend backpack food program on behalf of children in Kent and Ottawa counties$40,000 Children and FamiliesWest Michigan
Harbor Hall FoundationNew women's residential space and clinic as a part of the New Horizons capital campaign$150,000 Family & PhilanthropyNorthern Michigan
Harbor Springs Chamber FoundationHarbor Stars Community Awards Dinner$1,000 Building CommunityNorthern Michigan
Has HeartRepurpose a historic building in downtown Grand Rapids for use as an exhibit hub for art produced by area veterans.$20,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition2021 Great Lakes Conference$1,000 EnvironmentState of Michigan
Housing KentLaunch and first three years of the new backbone organization to help advance Kent County's housing efforts$300,000 Building CommunityWest Michigan
Housing NorthAdvance workforce housing efforts in Northern Michigan$50,000 Building CommunityNorthern Michigan
John Ball ZooFeasibility study for a new West Michigan aquarium sited in Grand Rapids or Muskegon$20,000 Building CommunityWest Michigan
KCONNECTImprove outcomes for Kent County children through cradle-to-career collective impact initiative$300,000 Children and FamiliesWest Michigan
Little Traverse Conservancy, Inc.Permanent protection of up to 3,000 acres of land in the Maple River watershed in Emmet County$170,000 EnvironmentNorthern Michigan
Mel Trotter MinistriesTemporary emergency shelter at 250 Ionia Ave SW in downtown Grand Rapids$20,000 Building CommunityWest Michigan
Mel Trotter MinistriesWorkforce development initiative as a part of its Immeasurably More capital campaign$125,000 Building CommunityWest Michigan
Michigan League for Public Policy2021 Michigan League for Public Policy Forum$1,000 Building CommunityState of Michigan
Michigan League for Public PolicyKids Count in Michigan data capacity-building project$30,000 Children and FamiliesState of Michigan
Muskegon Museum of Art FoundationExpansion of existing facility to increase museum capacity and sustainability$250,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
NIA CentrePartner with the arts community on African American culture, beginning with Opera Grand Rapids on Stinney: An American Execution and related events$7,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Opera Grand RapidsWorld-premiere production of Stinney: An American Execution$15,500 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Rotary Charities of Traverse CityLeadership Learning Lab initiative in Northern Michigan designed to strengthen nonprofit leaders, organizations and the communities they serve$150,000 Family & PhilanthropyNorthern Michigan
SamaritasRenovation of a space in southeast Grand Rapids to serve as the organization’s West Michigan Program Hub and increase its capacity to serve children and families$155,000 Children and FamiliesWest Michigan
Site Lab, Inc.Temporary installation of large-scale art exhibits at The Highlands in northeast Grand Rapids$20,000 Community ArtsWest Michigan
Tip of the Mitt Watershed CouncilEfforts to develop strategies and action plans for incorporating the core values of anti-racism, justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion into the organization's policies, operations, and procedures$7,500 EnvironmentNorthern Michigan
Urban Core CollectiveEfforts to improve the readiness of community-based organizations to compete in the federal grant application process$45,000 Building CommunityWest Michigan
Urban League of West Michigan2022 MLK Jr. Corporate Breakfast$1,500 Building CommunityWest Michigan
West Michigan Center for Arts and TechnologyTeen Arts + Tech afterschool program for high school students and STEAM in-school programs for middle school students$100,000 Building CommunityWest Michigan
West Michigan Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals2021 National Philanthropy Day event$1,000 Family & PhilanthropyWest Michigan
West Michigan Environmental Action Council Education FoundationRainy Day Project designed to empower neighbors and conserve water$20,000 EnvironmentWest Michigan
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce FoundationPre-feasibility preparation and capital campaign feasibility study$7,500 Building CommunityWest Michigan
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