Extended Grace is a nonprofit, grassroots social lab that builds community while solving problems.
We believe that as human beings we can all do a better job extending grace to each other and to our selves. We provide opportunities to do so by forming collaborative relationships and offering programs and events to nurture, educate and inspire individuals so that together we can address issues of social justice and human rights.
2018 MiBiz voted Extended Grace as
West Michigan’s Best-Managed Nonprofit with a budget under $1 million
The Momentum Center for Social Engagement is a social and recreational program for people with mental illness, addiction and developmental disabilities. Just Goods is located within the Momentum Center and offers a public retail and coffee shop space in order to encourage integration in the community and eliminate stigma.
Mudita is a Sanskrit word that means “I rejoice in your good fortune.” It is a reminder that what any one person receives is a gift for all and that we need to live in an atmosphere of abundance and generosity rather than scarcity, competition, and fear. Extended Grace offers a limited number of Mudita monetary gifts to individuals with creative ideas aimed at improving the lives of others.
Extended Grace regularly organizes discussions, presentations, and meetings about the issues affecting our community. These conversations are spaces for reflection, support, planning, and action. Topics center on social justice and human rights, particularly around marginalized and disenfranchised populations. Learn more about our town hall meetings and Inspire! events.
Cultural Immersion Trips
Extended Grace conducts Pilgrim Spirit Tours in order to offer cultural immersion experiences around the world. Cultural immersion is not a vacation or a service trip. Instead, it is an opportunity to learn about community and culture. In the process, participants are given an opportunity to see the lens through which they see the world.