Housing + Business Districts

We make grants to support affordable quality housing options in urban neighborhoods.

In the area of neighborhoods, we also support neighborhood business districts working towards greater viability while preserving neighborhood character.

Short-term Outcomes

  • Residents have access to affordable, quality housing
  • Business districts are independently sustainable with businesses that employ and serve neighborhood residents

Recent Grants From This Area





  • Opportunity Resource Fund

    Amount Awarded: $150,000

    Date Awarded: Oct. 2018

    Support the establishment of the Fresh Opportunity Mortgage Program in Grand Rapids, which will provide home mortgage loans to people who have been denied by traditional sources of credit.

  • Habitat for Humanity of Kent County

    Amount Awarded: $800,000

    Date Awarded: Aug. 2018

    Investment in the Brighter Future Campaign for Roosevelt Park - a comprehensive market intervention strategy to increase home ownership and establish a sustainable land acquisition fund.

  • City of Grand Rapids

    Amount Awarded: $150,000

    Date Awarded: Oct. 2017

    Supporting a three-year pilot program to establish the Grand Rapids Eviction Prevention Program within the 61st District Court.

  • Home Repair Services

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Aug. 2017

    Helping Kent County homeowners identify and prioritize home maintenance and repair items, and connecting them with resources that promote safe and stable housing.