Archive for August, 2010

This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted to approve over $213,000 in new grants to local nonprofits including  the Michigan Migrant Legal Assistance Project, Literacy Center of West Michigan, The SOURCE and Women’s Resource Center.  Click here for more information.

For more information about the Foundation, please visit: www.grfoundation.org.


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Congrats to the “Commit to Be Fit” program, a collaboration between Spectrum Health and The SOURCE, a nonprofit work force  collaboration. The employee wellness program received the 2010 Ludwig Community Benefit Award.

The SOURCE led to the creation of West Michigan Team, a program to help area residents gain long-term employment, that received funding from our WIRED initiative.

It’s good to see the collaborative spirit of SOURCE continues and is being recognized.

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It was nice to read that West Michigan is a national leader on sustainability in a recent column in MiBiz written by Jesse Brimmer, sustainable business consultant.

In “West Michigan sets the national standard” Brimmer recounts the LEED certifications and other activities that set our region apart from others in the country with regard to green building and other sustainable practices. But what most impresses us at WMSA is the noted collaboration between business, government, and educational institutions. Cross-sector collaboration is the core of our mission, and the key to success in our green infrastructure and other initiatives. We applaud those who work together toward common goals that benefit our region.

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