Operations, Programming, Pilots and Pilots Grants (OP3) $4,075,276.65 ($5,133,420.14)

Provides investment and partnership to mission and vision aligned nonprofits for existing programs, special projects, and to pilot new interventions to advance their work. Grant accountability supports organizational development, change theory, and measurable outcomes based on the type of support provided.

Affinity Mentoring

Social Emotional Growth and Safety through Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Mentoring

Grant: $75,000 ($75,000)

African Resource Center of West Michigan


Grant: $25,000

Ann + Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Michigan Fatherhood Survey

Grant: $195,901 ($424,302)

Athens Renaissance School

STEAM Studios

Grant: $75,000 ($30,000)

AYA Youth Collective

Comprehensive Health Initiative for Youth

Grant: $100,000 ($200,000)

Baxter Community Center

Birth Equity Through Doulas of Color

Grant: $30,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth

Be You Wellness and Workforce Readiness Programming

Grant: $100,000 ($200,000)

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama

Doors to the Future

Grant: $250,000

Camp Blodgett

STEM Squad

Grant: $35,000

CASA of Kent County

A Voice for Every Child

Grant: $16,948

Catholic Charities West Michigan

Child Welfare Residence Program

Grant: $100,000 ($200,000)

Cherry Health

Just Health: A Medical Legal Partnership

Grant: $100,000 ($100,000)


Grandville Avenue Arts + Humanities –
Uplifting Student and Parent Voice

Comprehensive Therapy Center

Therapy + Fun

Grant: $25,000 ($50,000)

Covenant House Michigan – Grand Rapids

Opening the Female Floor

Grant: $25,000 ($25,000)

Diatribe Inc.

49507 Project

Grant: $50,000

Ebony Road Players

Growing the West Michigan Community by strengthening the infrastructure of Black Theatre

Grant: $25,000 ($25,000)

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore

New Troop Development Project

Grant: $50,000

Girls Choral Academy

Leadership Capacity Grandville Avenue Girls Choir Success

Grant: $20,750

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Empowering People to Connect through Art, Creativity, and Design

Grant: $175,000

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Community Belonging + Engagement

Grant: $100,000 ($200,000)

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

City Wide Drama Club

Grant: $114,000 ($114,000)

Grand Rapids Symphony

Fostering a Love of Music for Community Families

Grant: $150,000 ($300,000)

Grand Valley State University

REP4: Rapid Education Prototyping for Change, Learners, Community + Equity

Grant: $250,000 ($500,000)

Grand Valley State University

Storytime GR: A Citywide Summer Literacy Program

Grant: $35,000 ($35,000)

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Leading Educators – Equity in Literacy Fellowship

Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities

Community-Led Evaluation for Cook Library After School

Grant: $50,000 ($50,000)

Health Net/FitKids360

Capacity Building for Greater Impact

Grant: $60,000 ($120,000)

ICCF Community Homes

Youth Resident Engagement Program

Grant: $100,000 ($200,000)


Collective Impact in Kent County

Grant: $125,000

Leading Educators

Equity in Literacy Fellowship

Grant: $50,000 ($550,000)

Learn to Read Council of Athens and Limestone Co.

Sustaining LTR Programs for Adult and Student Advancement

Grant: $15,000 ($15,000)

Literacy Center of West Michigan

Family Literacy Program

Grant: $30,000 ($30,000)

Math Medic Foundation

Scholarship + Grant Fund

Grant: $30,000

Micah Center/Together West Michigan

Problems to Proposals – Issues Campaign Development

Grant: $50,000 ($50,000)

Michigan Afterschool Partnership

Expansion of MASP Services to Kent County

Grant: $75,000 ($150,000)

MSU Extension

Youth + Teen Mental Health First Aid

Grant: ($96,368.14)

Oakdale Neighbors

The Learning Café

Grant: $25,000


AYA Youth Collective – A Comprehensive Health Initiative for Youth

Opera Grand Rapids

Children’s Opera

Grant: $15,000 ($30,000)

Puertas Abiertas

Operational Support

Grant: $30,000 ($60,000)

Realism is Loyalty

Each One Teach One Intensive Mentoring Program

Grant: $100,000 ($200,000)

Refugee Education Center

Hands Connected Learning Center and Network Expansion

Grant: $100,000

Rende Progress Capital

Three-Year Capacity Building to Impact Excluded Entrepreneurs

Grant: $149,000 ($88,750)


Children and Adolescent Psychiatry Extender Model

Grant: $50,000 ($25,000)

Solutions to End Exploitation

Collective Research to Disrupt Labor Trafficking

Grant: $15,177.65

Special Olympics Michigan

Building Tomorrow’s Champions – Unified Champion School Expansion

Grant: $50,000 ($50,000)

STEM Greenhouse

STEM Scholars After School Enrichment Program for Middle School Students

Grant: $30,000

STEM Greenhouse

Accessible STEM Education for High Schoolers

Grant: $100,000 ($400,000)


Circles Grand Rapids Expansion

Grant: $25,000 ($25,000)

The Leadership Academy

Extension of West Michigan Leadership Academy

Grant: $150,000 ($150,000)


STEM Greenhouse – Accessible STEM Education for High Schoolers

The StoreHouse

Online Inventory Management System

Grant: $45,000

United Methodist Community House

UMCH Child Development Center

Grant: $168,000 ($250,000)

Urban League of West Michigan

Cure Violence

Grant: $100,000 ($100,000)

Vibrant Futures

The Bridge

Grant: $50,000

West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology

Teen Arts + Tech Program

Grant: $50,000

WMEAC/Issue Media Group

Voices of Youth Project

Grant: $15,000 ($15,000)

Women’s Resource Center

Finding a New Home for WRC

Grant: $100,000