Two local non-profits win Art Van Charity Challenge

Two winners of the Art Van Charity Challenge: The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan and Benjamin's Hope

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Two great local non-profit organizations have won grants from the Art Van Charity Challenge.

During the past few weeks over 140 charities across Michigan and the Midwest were asked to raise as much money as they could for their own organizations.

The top 10 organizations that raised the most money were awarded an prize grant of up to $100,000 dollars from Art Prize Furniture.

During the time of the competition, almost $2.3 million dollars was raised to help the work and mission of so many charities.

The two local non-profits that raised enough money to win the prize grant were the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan and Benjamin’s Hope.

The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan is located in Grand Rapids, and raised over $250,000 dollars during the competition. They placed 3rd overall in fundraising and was awarded a $25,000 dollar grant from Art Van.

The Mental Health Foundation is most known for their work with their “Be Nice.” Campaign that raises awareness of mental health issues and is a tool to help prevent suicide.

Benjamin’s Hope of Holland, raised over $100,000 dollars in fundraising during the campaign and placed 4th winning them a grant of $15,000 dollars from Art Van.

Benjamin’s Hope is an organization that addresses needs of families and individuals with developmental disabilities, serving people in their residential and weekday programs.

This was the 8th annual Art Van Charity Challenge and Art Van Furniture has donated over $8 million dollars to hard working charities.

This event has inspired the involvement from over 350 charities who have then in turn raised more than $24 million for their own organizations.

Find out more about the Art Van Charity Challenge.

Learn more about the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan.

Get to know Benjamin’s Hope.


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