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We're investing in our members in 2020

And we hope you'll invest in us

At long last, Local First is moving forward with a complete website overhaul. The new website will have an improved, more searchable and interactive online directory, an updated look, and even more ways for people to shift their spending.

Thanks to a grant awarded by the Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund, we have about a third of the funds needed to complete this project. To help us get the rest of the way, we need your help.

Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to:

  • A new and improved online directory
  • Helping customers find the businesses they need
  • Supporting collaboration between Local First members
  • Streamlined member relations for our businesses

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Text LIVELOCAL to 707070 or click the button on the right to donate through our secure online platform. 


Please make checks payable to Local First Educational Foundation

Local First
345 Fuller Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Questions? Call Local First at 616.808.3788 or email Hanna Schulze, Development Manager at hanna@localfirst.com.

The Local First Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible in the United States. 

Local First Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies upon the contributions of individuals, businesses, and grant-making organizations. There are organizations that network businesses, and others that advocate for consumers, but Local First is the only organization dedicated to bringing them together into a thriving, sustainable local marketplace. Your generous contribution allows us to continue working for West Michigan's local businesses, communities, and the environment.