Endowment gives nearly $58,000 in first responder grants

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

‘We said from the beginning it all goes back to rescue’ by BETH ALTENA  FIRST RESPONDERS RECEIVE GRANTS—These fire and police chiefs and representatives of local rescue organizations are all winners in receiving grants generated from last year’s West Michigan Healing Fields memorial to those killed in 9/1/1. Fourteen fire or police departments have funding for [...]

RACE offers safety grants

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE) is pleased to announce the establishment of a Public Safety Grants Program made available to police, fire and ambulance services within the West Michigan area. These funds were made available through the Healing Fields Project that was sponsored by RACE. The Healing Fields Project raised $55,000, to be given back to the [...]

Gift of recognition puts brick buyers in good company

September 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Consider Recognition Plaza tribute for holiday giving  by BETH ALTENA Historians, RACE board members, friends and family joined in recognition of the area’s historically important people in spring of 2011. This year’s inductees were the late Paul Robe and Homer Burch. Indisputably, the shops and service providers in downtown Rockford are among the best local sources [...]

Healing Fields 9/11 memorial coming to Rockford

April 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Event to represent all of West Michigan by BETH ALTENA Photo provided by COLONIAL FLAG FOUNDATION “It’s going to be a big project and really exciting,” said Sawn Swensen, program director for the Healing Fields of Colonial Flag Foundation, who is working with Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE) to bring Healing Fields to Rockford. The memorial event in honor of [...]

Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

This spring, The Rockford Squire reported that five historic people in the Rockford area were honored at Recognition Plaza at Peppler Park. The event is a newer tradition in its second year and organized by the Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE). Each year, RACE will honor people from the City of Rockford and the townships of Algoma, Cannon, Courtland and [...]