Several CMF members across the state have announced plans to move to new office spaces within the communities they serve.
The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation (GHACF) announced its plans to purchase a historic office building near downtown for $2.2 million. According to a press release, GHACF shared that this move will help to expand the organization’s reach and ability to cultivate smaller nonprofits.
GHACF plans to move its longtime offices along the Grand River about a half-mile south to a former city water facility. The former Grand Haven water filtration and distribution facility was built in 1927 and restored as an 8,600-square-foot office space in 2000.
The former water facility is currently vacant. GHACF plans to make minor renovations once the property transaction closes, tentatively by the fall of 2023.
“The move is about the impact we will be able to provide in the community,” Hadley Streng, president of GHACF said in a Crain’s Grand Rapids Business press release. “This is a great opportunity to have a location that’s iconic in the community.”
The new building will accommodate the entire GHACF staff and include an incubator space for new and growing nonprofit partners. According to Streng, GHACF will develop and execute a formal business plan for the incubator program in the coming months and years.
After 30 years at the historic Zipp Building in downtown Petoskey, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation announced its move to a new location last month.
“We are thrilled about the new location which offers more space for our growing staff,” David (DJ) Jones, executive director of the community foundation said. “This move is a great opportunity for our six-person team and will allow us to better serve our nonprofit partners and agencies, donors and fund holders, and the Emmet County community at large.”
The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, which celebrated its 30th anniversary year in 2022, is finalizing its move to a new office space at the Grand Traverse Commons.