Who We Are
Neighborhood Ventures (NV) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood-based community and economic development organization that works to bring greater vitality and success into neighborhood business districts. These efforts improve quality of life and quality of place, enhancing the economic health of Grand Rapids' urban neighborhoods. NV focuses on the strategic priorities of business recruitment, retention & expansion and business corridor organizing. Because of NV's continued work, urban neighborhoods are more inviting to visit, safer to live in and better places in which to do business.
"Neighborhood Ventures is an indispensable resource for our business as we work to renovate and construct buildings in Grand Rapids urban core, helping us find tenants for our commercial spaces, and then helping those tenants build up their small businesses. Neighborhood Ventures is an enormous support for neighborhood business districts and a great asset to Grand Rapids."
-Barry, Jackson and Heather Van Dyke, Owners, Bear Manor Properties