Building a stronger community by supporting the nonprofit sector in building capacity within and across organizations in Kalamazoo County.
ONEplace@kpl opened in March 2009 providing opportunities for nonprofit leadership to improve performance and achieve excellence throughout their organizations.
2013 Annual Report (PDF)
Today, in partnership with the several area foundations, ONEplace@kpl serves as the education arm of the funding community. By addressing the professional development needs of existing nonprofit organizations and encouraging the creation of only the most promising new nonprofits, ONEplace@kpl encourages the wise, effective use of charitable dollars and serves as a catalyst for community success.
Current ONEplace@kpl services target the four key areas within a nonprofit organization:
(individual, foundation & corporate support)
To serve as a catalyst for community success by supporting the wise, effective use of charitable dollars by nonprofit organizations.
All ONEplace@kpl services, programs and resources are provided free of charge.
Our Community’s Collective Vision
A sustainable culture of learning at home, in school, at work and throughout the community.
Successful communities support education and learning. If each nonprofit organization stays true to its mission while deepening its commitment to the value of lifelong learning, the result will be student success, improved health, urban vitality, and county-wide economic growth.
The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo offers the Greater Kalamazoo area a collective vision for moving forward. This network is a dynamic collaboration of people and organizations committed to building community-wide support for transforming how, and how well, we prepare everyone who lives in Kalamazoo County for lifelong success.
Major support provided by:
Irving S Gilmore Foundation
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Kalamazoo Public Library
With additional support from:
Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation
Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation
John E. Fetzer Institute Fund
United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region