For 30 years, we have worked diligently to improve the quality of housing and to prevent the displacement of downtown Grand Rapids' low-income residents. At first, we worked building by building, turning vacant or dilapidated buildings into safe, quality apartments. The power of our early...Continue story
Dwelling Place remains staunchly committed to providing support services to neighbors struggling with issues surrounding homelessness. Often, the underlying cause for homelessness is mental illness, physical and learning disabilities, poverty, domestic violence and substance abuse. The Dwelling...Continue story
Dwelling Place's Neighborhood Revitalization Program infuses neglected neighborhoods with profitable businesses, transforms blighted areas with building façade improvements and rehabilitation efforts, and creates a destination with interesting attractions and events. What's New in Neighborhood...Continue story

Painting will benefit survivors of abuse

Holland — Wanda Aikens is more than happy to sell her ArtPrize competition piece at auction and not collect a dime. The local artist strives to help others, and with the sale of her painting “I Am” she will be doing just that.

Aikens will sell her 35x48-inch oil painting to benefit Bridge Street Place, permanent housing for survivors of domestic violence in Grand Rapids.

“The greatest gift given to us is life, and I want to do whatever I can to help give people the power to life it,” said Aikens.

Michigan nonprofits: See where fundraising conditions are best in the state

LANSING, MI — Nonprofits in west and southwestern Michigan seem to be better off than organizations in other areas of the state.
Organizations on the west side of the state were more likely to meet 2012 fundraising goals and are more enthusiastic about current fundraising conditions, according to survey results recently released by Montgomery Consulting Inc., a Huntington Woods fundraising and economic development consulting firm.

Fashion Show Silent Auction Items

April 24, 2013 | Goei Center | 818 Butterworth St. SW | Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids' Herkimer Hotel renovation, new Commerce Ave. buildings bring $29M affordable housing

Grand Rapids' Herkimer Hotel renovation, new Commerce Ave. buildings bring $29M affordable housing
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Renovation of Grand Rapids' historic Herkimer Hotel building on S. Division Avenue and construction of two adjacent buildings on Commerce Avenue SW will bring 122 new affordable apartments, retail live/work residences, and office space to the city's south side.

Where Fashion Meets Art

These pieces of art will be on display and available for purchase at There's No Place Like Home: Where Fashion Meets Art on April 24, 2013!

Click on the slideshow to the right to view all of them!

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Did you know that you can use your Bridge Card and in some cases get fresh produce for 1/2 the price with markets and...Continue story

United Way’s Kent County Tax Credit Coalition (KCTCC) helps working individuals and families achieve economic...Continue story

Upcoming Events

Join us as San Chez Bistro is transformed, both inside and out, into a lively street fair packed with local artists, great music and a sneak peek...Continue story
The Market presented by Avenue for the Arts is right around the corner!   This year the event will be held on two separate days, June 8th and...Continue story

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