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Statewide Research Sparks Initiative Aimed at 15,000 Kent County Households

September 02, 2014 by Heart of West Michigan United Way

Have you heard of ALICE?

Poverty is a serious reality for more than 1 in 4 households in Kent County. ALICE, an acronym for “asset-limited, income-constrained employed,” are the households that earn more that the

U.S. poverty level but less than the basic...

United Way Announces Grant Funding for Basic Needs

July 22, 2014

Realizing that life challenges never end, Heart of West Michigan United Way is pleased to announce that 39 agencies were allocated $3.3 million dollars to help provide services for basic needs in the area of education, income, and health.  These services provide home-delivered meals to seniors, after -school care, parenting skills classes, housing assistance and so much more.

“We...

Heart of West Michigan United Way Announces the 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors

July 03, 2014 by Heart of West Michigan United Way

Heart of West Michigan United Way is excited to announce the 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors. The board is comprised of community leaders who guide the organization in its efforts to change lives through our community’s agenda for change in the areas of Education, Income and Health. “We are fortunate to have a strong board of directors, staff and organization. The recently elected leadership...

Kent County Tax Credit Coalition Brings $5.6 Million Back Into Local Economy

June 30, 2014 by Heart of West Michigan United Way

With the goal of helping working individuals and families achieve economic success, United Way’s Kent County Tax Credit Coalition (KCTCC) provided free tax preparation services to over 4,064 residents of Kent County during the 2013 tax year.

“Our free service saves Kent County residents hundreds of dollars and results in tax credits that many don’t realize are available...

Heart of West Michigan United Way Maximizes Steelcase Matching Grant

May 17, 2014 by Heart of West Michigan United Way

During the 2013 Heart of West Michigan fundraising campaign, Steelcase Foundation, a long-time outstanding partner of Heart of West Michigan United Way, generously offered a $100,000 challenge grant that matched new Tocqueville Society contributions of $10,000 or more, and also matched increases over last year’s Tocqueville Society giving. 

Heart of West Michigan United Way...