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The Good Bowl Charity Model

Since day one making an impact and contributing to local, national and global nonprofits has been part of The Good Bowl’s DNA via our $1 per bowl donation to charities program. The recipient organizations are nonprofits rooted in humanitarian and environmental efforts are selected by our guests and employees and rotate each quarter. 

Local: Housing North

Housing North build awareness, influences policy, and expands capacity so communities can create housing solutions that meet their unique needs. They envision Northwest Michigan as a place where families of all income levels will be able to find homes that are safe and affordable. 

Housing North works to address the systemic problems embedded in zoning laws, development financing, and public-private partnerships. If these barriers can be removed, a new and strong foundation can be built – one that would serve as a stabilizing force for a healthier, more sustainable, thriving northwest Michigan.


National: American Federation for Suicide Prevention

The mission of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. 

Founded in 1987, ASFP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by funding scientific research, educating the public about suicide prevention, advocating for public policies in mental health, and supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide.

Global: Safe Water Network

Operation Underground Railroad’s mission is to shine a light worldwide on the global issue of child sex trafficking and exploitation, and in so doing rescue more children from slavery and assist law enforcement to seek justice for those who violate children. They place survivors on a path to recovery by partnering with vetted aftercare providers. 

Since its founding in December 2013, OUR has gathered the world's experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery, always working in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world.