Organizational Recognition & Awards

As a community organization, we often collaborate with other area organizations. This is part of our core purpose in creating a better community and empowering entrepreneurs and business owners in Grand Rapids and surrounding communities.

September 2019 CORP! Salute to Diversity Award Recipient
Diversity Champion

April 2019 Non-Profit Champion Award
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber

2018 SBA PRIME (Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs) Grantee
Grant to develop an online training platform

2017 Rising Star Award at GR Chamber D.E.I. Summit
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce

2016 Official Network of Women’s Business Centers
Maria Contreras-Sweet, U.S. Small Business Administration
Awarded to Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women

2014 Neighborhood Business Award
John H. Logie Neighborhood Business Champion
Awarded to GROW CEO Bonnie Nawara

2012 Remarkable Women Award
NuTheta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Awarded to Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women

Center of Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED)
Michigan Women’s Marketplace
Outstanding Volunteer 2012
Awarded to GROW CEO Bonnie Nawara

Heart of West Michigan United Way
2012 Bronze Award

50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan, 2012, 2014, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal
Awarded to GROW CEO Bonnie Nawara

Clinton Global Initiative, Commitment to Action
September 20, 2011