W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Our Community's Children director retires, looks back on public service

by (Brett)

Submitted 01-14-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

After more than two decades as executive director for Our Community’s Children (OCC), Lynn Heemstra retired from her role Jan. 5, leaving behind a legacy of youth advocacy. OCC, a public-private partnership between the City of Grand Rapids,...

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Family Futures Receives Large Grant for Developmental Screening

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 06-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

FAMILY FUTURES RECEIVES LARGE GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING   Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 9, 2015 - Family Futures has received a multi-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation totaling $757,800 to expand developmental screenings for...

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Local Double Up Food Bucks program first in country to go digital, reduce lost benefits

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Fulton Street Farmers Market (FSFM), as well as about a dozen smaller markets in the area, is partnered with the Fair Food Network offering a program called Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up) that benefits low income persons by matching Bridge...

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Catalyst Radio: CMC project is Elevating Voices in neighborhoods through access to modern media

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-07-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we turn the microphone to Community Media Center for a project called Elevating Voices.  Funded by the W. K....

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Youth Force GR funds summer youth employment

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-07-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) summer jobs program continues to help local youth find summer employment and gain job training for the third consecutive year. Last summer the Youth Force GR program received a $900,000 grant from the W.K....

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