United Way campaign boosted by GVSU contributions

November 8, 2022 (Volume 46, Number 6)
Article by Brian Vernellis

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Nearly $2 million of Grand Valley donations have helped the United Way’s family stability programs, like its food security initiative. 

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Grand Valley’s annual United Way campaign is underway, and faculty and staff can pledge their contributions through GVSU’s Community Impact Initiative website.

For more than 30 years, Grand Valley faculty and staff have provided support for the Heart of West Michigan United Way, contributing to its Community Grant Fund and helping thousands across Kent County.

During the past 10 years, faculty and staff have pledged more than $2.3 million to the United Way, funding a variety of programs aimed at helping Kent County residents. Nearly $2 million of Grand Valley donations have helped the United Way’s family stability programs, like its food security initiative. 

By partnering with other local nonprofit organizations, the Heart of West Michigan United Way elevates Kent County families out of poverty with several programs addressing family security and stability.

The Community Grant Fund ensures families have access to housing, food and family support services; provides students with the support they need to succeed; and provides adults and young people with work training and employment opportunities.

To learn more about this year’s campaign and how Grand Valley’s contributions help, visit the Community Impact Initiative website

Visit Charity Navigator for details about the Heart of West Michigan United Way’s four-star rating and financial health.

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This article was last edited on November 7, 2022 at 12:17 p.m.

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