Local nonprofits to help more Michiganders make ends meet through MI Nonprofit Relief Fund
$30M awarded to 1,373 nonprofits facing hardships from COVID-19 pandemic
LANSING, Mich., Nov. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) has announced the list of 1,373 nonprofit award winners of the MI Nonprofit Relief Fund, a vital lifeline for Michigan's charitable organizations grappling with the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, announced in February of 2023 and totaling $35 million, is dedicated to assisting small charitable nonprofit organizations that have been tirelessly serving their communities in these challenging times.
"These relief funds are a lifeline for those most in need across the state who look to nonprofit organizations in their community when they have no one else to turn to," said Kelley Kuhn, president and CEO of the MNA. "We are grateful for our partnership with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity who have helped to make these funds a possibility for Michigan nonprofits."
The MI Nonprofit Relief Fund was established through the collaborative efforts of MNA and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) relief funds awarded to the State of Michigan. The fund was designed to support Michigan-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofits with annual revenues of less than $1 million, demonstrating necessary expenditures and losses incurred after March 3, 2021, due to the pandemic.