Projects approved for funding in 2015 are highlighted below. 

PROJECTS - 2015

Transformed & Transforming is about learning from, and sharing with, other congregations. It’s about equipping individuals and congregations for mission. It’s about developing future ministries in your community and around the world.  The Foundation committed $250,000 over a five year period to fund a portion of this expansion.

The Foundation continues its partnership with the Van Andel Institute through a $195,000 grant payable over a three year period facilitating research in Parkinson's disease by supporting a postdoctoral researcher.  

VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE
Parkinson's Research

The Foundation provides operating support for the Cook Library and the Cook Arts Center focused on enriching the lives of and creating opportunities for the youth residing in the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood.  This single year grant provides $115,000 to the parent organization.

REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA
Transformed & Transforming Campaign
HEARTSIDE MINISTRY

Subject to appropriate contingencies, a capital campaign grant was approved at $105,000, payable over three years.  

GRANDVILLE AVENUE ARTS & HUMANITIES
Cook Arts Center & Cook Library
GRANDVILLE AVENUE ARTS & HUMANITIES
Cook Arts Center & Cook Library
NEXT STEP

The Foundation provided a $100,000 grant to assist with building acquisition and critical repairs of their new building on Garden Street.  This site facilitates program expansion and the opportunity to employ more men.