New $2.4 Million Grant to Fight Poverty in Kent County

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linc genericGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 4, 2014) — LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. has received a grant worth more than $2 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fight poverty in neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids.

The money will help raise vulnerable children and their families out of poverty, especially in areas that are predominantly Latino and African-American. According to a news release, LINC will expand a model of capacity building, economic development, and community engagement in these areas.

The efforts that this grant is funding will start later in June and will continue until April 30, 2017.


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  • jerry

    tell the morons running LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. to use the money on the poor not on bill boards. are they that dumb .

  • tracyd112

    I would like to know why these company's that donate these monies promote hatred and racism?Why is it not just said to help poor neighborhoods ?No they have to say we are giving to the Spanish and black neighborhoods. When in fact we have many other races living in poverty now that they want to make it racist. We all know the majority of Spanish neighbor hoods at least 1/3 are here illegally .It really bothers me where they mention certain races. HELP THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TURNED AWAY FROM AGENCY'S WHEN TRYING TO GET HELP BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE.

    • MeNoDo

      You are mad because they specify race, then state a race that you are mad they aren't giving too? Your statement would look less selfish if you just ended your racist post with not saying WHITE.

      • tracyd112

        i AM WHITE AND I tried to get help for me and my daughter because I am disabled from a machine at my job. Long story short i am a single father of an 11 year old girl All I get is 731.00 a month until they decide to give me thew rest i applied for help and they give us 243.00 in food stamps figure it out thats 121.50 for 2 weeks and 60.75 weekly for the 2 of us to eat on. Yes I am mad as they already get enough help so wake up Whites are now the minority now in the UNITED STATES.