Strategic Partners

We want to acknowledge the people with lived experience who share their stories, insights, and efforts. It’s with your contributing voice that we’re able to make progress toward a more equitable Kent County.

We appreciate and acknowledge those who were foundational in funding the Housing Stability Alliance at the beginning of this work. And we also are grateful for and acknowledge those who have provided funding for Housing Kent to continue to work towards a housing system that works for everyone in Kent County. 

Philanthropic Sector Partners

Bank of America
CDV5 Foundation
DeVos Family Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Frey Foundation
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Heart of West Michigan United Way
Independent Bank
Irwin Seating
Jandernoa Foundation
Kate and Richard Wolters Foundation
Keller Foundation
Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation
Spectrum Health Healthier Communities
Steelcase Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Wege Foundation

The following is an acknowledgement of the original 130 individuals and organizations who worked on the community planning process over a three-year period, laying the foundation for the Housing Stability Alliance. 

Social Sector Partners

3:11 Youth Housing
Access of West Michigan
Arbor Circle
AYA Youth Collective
Community Advocate
Community Rebuilders
Covenant House
Creston Neighborhood Association
Degage Ministries
Disability Advocates of Kent County
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids
Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Essential Needs Task Force
Family Futures
Family Promise
First Steps Kent
Flat River Outreach Ministries
Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness
Grand Rapids Urban League
Greater Ottawa County United Way
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
Health Net of West Michigan
Heart of West Michigan United Way
Helping House of Grand Rapids
Hispanic Center of West Michigan
Hope Network
HQ Runaway & Homeless Youth Drop-In Center
Kids’ Food Basket
Lakeshore Housing Alliance
Literacy Center of West Michigan
Mel Trotter Ministries
Resilient Roots
Solutions to End Exploitation
Strong Beginnings – Healthy Start
The Salvation Army
United Methodist Community House
Urban Core Collective
West Michigan Partnership for Children
Westside Collaborative
YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
YWCA West Central Michigan

Public Sector Partners

Black Impact Collaborative
Blue Sky Thinking
Bohnsack & Associates
Byrum & Fisk
Camp Blodgett
Cascade Engineering
Chemical Bank
Cherry Health
City of Grand Rapids
City of Wyoming
Community Advocate
Creative Reach
Creative Reach LLC Nonprofit Consulting
CTE Elizabeth Helminski
Datawise Consulting LLC
Davenport University
Design Group InternationalDV Apple Logistics LLC
Dyer-Ives Foundation
East Grand Rapids Public Schools
Fair Housing Center of West Michigan
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
Grand Rapids Housing Commission
Grand Rapids Public Library
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Grand Valley State University
Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities
Head Start for Kent County
Housing Next
Inclusive Performance Strategies
Inner City Christian Federation
KD Coaching & Consulting
Kennari Consulting
Kent County Administration
Kent County Circuit Court
Kent County Commission
Kent County DHHS
Kent Intermediate School District
Kent ISD
Kent School Services Network
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Lavender Legal Services
Lim Consulting
Measurable Change
Mercy Health
Michigan College Access Network
Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Michigan League for Public Policy
Old National Bank
Proponents LLC
Rockford Construction
Sacred Beginnings
Spectrum Health
STEM Greenhouse
Sustainable Business Practices LLC
Talent 2025
The Eureka Group
The Right Place
THiNC Consulting
Turner Thole Consulting
West Michigan Midwifery
Wyoming Department of Public Safety

Partner with Housing Kent to
support Kent County residents

Your input and participation are vital to this movement. We welcome community members, organizations, and businesses in all sectors to connect with us. We’re looking for people to serve on our community-based councils to address the different aspects of housing instability. Or you might also serve as an action team member for shared data measurement, community engagement, eviction prevention, and policy and advocacy.