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The SOURCE Awarded Michigan Non-Profit Relief Fund Grant

Updated: Mar 7

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., November 2, 2023—The SOURCE has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund, established by the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO).

“We appreciate the confidence the Michigan Nonprofit Association and Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity have in The SOURCE,” said Joyce Rohrer, The SOURCE’s Director of Business and Community Engagement. “We are leveraging opportunities like this grant to invest in our collective future. These funds will enable us to better support our clients in overcoming the unique challenges they face, especially as COVID-relief is sunsetting. The SOURCE remains focused on tackling the economic inequities that exist in our community.”

The $35 million Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund was created from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds awarded to the State of Michigan to support Michigan-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits. The fund was designed with special attention to underserved and underrepresented populations including nonprofits in rural areas and those led by and serving, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

"The Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund is vital for helping to remove barriers to economic prosperity and providing residents with the resources they need following the pandemic,” said Kim Trent, LEO Deputy Director for Prosperity. “We’re proud to support eligible nonprofits who have been resilient and innovative these last few years so that we can continue to lift Michiganders out of poverty and empower communities across the state.”

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About The SOURCE

The SOURCE creates equitable access to opportunities for career growth and improved well-being by stabilizing households, strengthening employment retention, and advocating for changes in community policies to eliminate inequities and systemic barriers to employment. Since its founding in 2003, The SOURCE has grown to serve clients across West Michigan and today partners with many of the region’s most influential employers, philanthropic organizations, and community-based organizations to improve economic well-being for everyone, including many of the most historically underserved populations in West Michigan.


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