The Movement Continues…

We’re Reigniting the #My25Movement

Join a community effort to make big change with $25 gifts, providing affordable housing to families in Grand Rapids.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

The last year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the affordable housing crisis in Grand Rapids. The number of families in shelters has doubled and wages are not keeping pace with rental rates and home prices. By 2025, Grand Rapids will need over 8,000 housing units so that our low-income neighbors will not be displaced.

It’s a complex and overwhelming problem, but we are not without hope. We believe that small gifts by a collective group have a big impact. When you give a $25 gift, you join this community of people who dare to take action and combine forces to make a difference. Together, we can preserve affordable housing for families in our community.

And right now, your small gift has an even BIGGER impact! Your gift will be doubled by our generous partner, Lake Michigan Credit Union, who is matching every gift up to $10,000. 

For over 45 years, ICCF has provided housing solutions and related services to families in  need of affordable housing. It is through the passionate investment of many individuals that we have seen lasting growth and change through our work.

A gift of $25 may not seem like much in the face of such an enormous crisis, but when many people give together it has power. And thanks to the matching gift by LMCU, each #my25movement gift is doubled. With many helping hands, we are able to create places to come home to for families in our community.

The movement continues…

Matching Gift Partner

Be Part of a Big Solution

400 PEOPLE GIVING $25

Provides shelter for 2 families of 4 at Family Haven for up to 90 days while we help them find permanent housing ($10,000).

800 PEOPLE GIVING $25

Provides down payment assistance for 7 families to purchase their own home through ICCF’s matched savings program (IDA) ($20,000).

1,000 PEOPLE GIVING $25

Provides a renovated affordable home rental for a family in need ($25,000).

Start your own #My25Movement

Joining the movement is easy! We invite you to join us as a peer to peer fundraiser for our Small Gift, Big Impact campaign. Check out this example page from Steve to see how you can get your friends & family involved in the #my25movement.

Did you know?

  • The current fair market rent for a 2-bedroom unit in Grand Rapids is $994
  • The hourly wage needed to afford this unit is $19.12/hr
  • A person would need 2 full-time jobs at minimum wage ($9.65) to afford this unit

Out of Reach 2021 Report, National Low Income Housing Coalition

  • In January 2021, there were approximately 894 individuals in Kent County experiencing homelessness

Point in Time Count, Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness

Join the #my25movement

Join a community effort to make big change with $25 gifts, providing affordable housing to families in Grand Rapids.

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