Nonprofit Journal Project

Nonprofit leaders across southeast Michigan will contribute their thoughts via journal entries on how this unique confluence of events (COVID, vaccinations, climate change, racial justice, etc.) is affecting their organizations and the nonprofit sector.

The stories and journals will narrate through nonprofit leaders and capture the impact and vitality that these organizations bring to their communities as well as their journey during these unprecedented times.

This series is made possible with the generous support of our partners, the Michigan Nonprofit Association and Co.act Detroit.

Feature Story Chase Cantrell, Executive Director of Building Community Value

Support for small-scale Detroit real estate developers

Feature Story A volunteer puts away food at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
Feature Story Shamyle Dobbs, CEO of Michigan Community Resources
Feature Story Bob Furtado, Vice President of Blue Water League of the Blind

People with visual impairments find community in Port Huron

Feature Story (left to right) Matt Gatti, NOAH Project’s street outreach manager; a family of two whom the outreach team helped house; and the project’s lead street outreach worker, Paige Henson

NOAH Project connects to people who are homeless with street outreach

Feature Story People supported by Blue Water Developmental Housing gather for a birthday dinner at a restaurant
Feature Story Volunteers for Gleaners Community Food Bank at the Oakland County Farmers Market mobile distribution

A financial triple whammy for nonprofits

Feature Story Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom

Inspiring pregnant women toward healthier birth outcomes

Feature Story Norman Clement, Detroit Change Initiative
Feature Story Detroit Heals Detroit protest, June 2022

Youth take the lead in fighting trauma

Feature Story Desirae Simmons
Feature Story Kirsten Elliott, Vice President and COO at Community Housing Network
Feature Story Summer Berman, executive director of Fresh Start Clubhouse

Reshaping how people with mental health challenges see themselves

Feature Story Alejandra Gomez, UNI education initiatives director

Bringing education and enrichment to Southwest Detroit youth

Feature Story Craig Nowak

Creating art with and among the community

Feature Story Sonia Brown

Empowering community members to eat healthier

Feature Story Phil Gilchrist of Anton Art Center

A more equitable art scene in Macomb County