Building Community: Northern Michigan Equine Therapy

Horses, hope, and healing. These three things live in harmony at Northern Michigan Equine Therapy, an outpatient rehabilitation facility in Boyne City that harnesses the unique healing power of horsemanship as a therapeutic tool.

Building Community: Generations Ahead

Grand Traverse area residents have been quietly aiding these young people for over 40 years through Generations Ahead. This nonprofit organization provides a comprehensive support system for teen parents and their children.

Building Community: Phoenix Community Farm

Summer's harvest will be enjoyed through these winter months, thanks in part to teaching and programming about food preservation techniques provided by Phoenix Community Farm in Midland County.

Building Community: The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Inside the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, guests are delighted to find two colorful floors brimming with hands-on interactive exhibits and daily drop-in programs that encourage discovery and learning through play.

Building Community: Grant Me Hope

Zeerip founded Grant Me Hope to rescue an often-forgotten group – foster children. They are in the foster care system through no fault of their own and are innocent victims of circumstances beyond their control. Now, these children wait for someone to give them a permanent home and the love that all children deserve.

Building Community: Cheboygan Opera House

Normally, the theater is where spectators enjoy watching dramatic performances. In this story, the theater itself is the drama – the Cheboygan Opera House weathering the global pandemic of COVID.

Building Community: Comprenew

Michiganders committed to increasing the potential for a sustainable future by decreasing e-waste have a brilliant ally: Comprenew. The nonprofit is dedicated to reducing the threat of electronic waste by recycling and refurbishing it. Comprenew offers affordable refurbished products at three retail locations in West Michigan and has 14 e-waste collection sites throughout the Midwest.

Building Community: All Species Kinship

Since 2001, All Species Kinship in Battle Creek has rescued injured and orphaned wildlife and domestic animals, treating trauma cases at their specialty clinic. In accordance with its mission to live in harmony with all species to the best of our abilities, the nonprofit assesses and responds to at least 500 wildlife calls a year.

Building Community: Enter Stage Right Proves the Show Does Go On!

As a fledgling nonprofit theatre, Enter Stage Right began offering productions in warehouses and parks in Port Huron and surrounding cities. Ten years later, in 2016, the self-described “gypsies” were granted an idyllic home in the redeveloped historical Citadel Building.   

Building Community: After 26 Depot Café

In the summer of 2008, the After 26 Project obtained tax-exempt status, and the After 26 Depot Café opened five years later in the historic Ann Arbor Railroad building in downtown Cadillac.

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