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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: Safe Harbor

    Safe Harbor is a shelter program that attempts to create community between those in need and those who are able to help. The organization does this through rotating locations through the cold months, providing evening and morning meals, organizing volunteers who make themselves available to talk to, socialize with, and serve guests and constantly working to improve their organization and base of support. 

    Safe Harbor is 100% volunteer operated and is comprised of approximately 2,100 volunteers that are organized through a collection of 23 churches located in the Grand Traverse region. 

  • National: The Climate Reality Project

    The mission of The Climate Reality Project is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society. The organization focuses on urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions, halt the radical fossil fuels agenda and make world leaders strengthen and honor their Paris agreement commitment

    Led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and CEO Ken Berlin, the organization empowers everyday people to become activists, equipped with the tools, training and network to fight for solutions to drive positive change planet-wide. 

  • Global: Human Rights Watch

    Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. The organization consists of roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. 

    The group directs their advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims. To ensure their independence, the organization refuses government funding and corporate ties.