Making Lives Better Awards

Celebrating and honoring non-profits Making Lives Better in the Greater Kalamazoo Area. A deserving local non-profit can win up to $2000.

How It Works

We are encouraged to see so many others in our beautiful community using their gifts and talents to improve the life experience of others and we want to celebrate them!

Who is Eligible

Any non-profit nominated will demonstrate compassion and actively give or donate services and/or resources with the goal of making the lives of impacting people and pets in the Greater Kalamazoo Area.

Honoree Selection & Prizes

The top 3 honorees selected will have an obvious heart for serving others. They will serve as role models for compassion, giving and service and always be striving to make lives better for others.

The winning non-profits will earn up to $2000 in donations:

  • First Place $2000
  • Second Place $1000
  • Third Place $500

Read about last year’s winners

Important Dates

  • Nominations Open May 25th
    Nominations must be submitted using the form below. Nominations are open to the public and for 10 days. Eligible non-profits can nominate themselves.
  • Nominations Close June 24th
    Those nominated will be evaluated by our panel of judges and asked to prepare a short video to publish to the awards voting page.
  • Voting Begins July 24th
    Voting will be open to the public for 10 days. Individuals can cast 1 vote per day for their favorite non-profit Making Lives Better.
  • Celebration Event week of August 14th
    WINNERS and RUNNERS UP will celebrate their achievements together at an awards event.
  • Winners and Runners Up announced publicly


Jeannie Cleaning
Jeannie Cleaning
Jeannie Cleaning
Jeannie Cleaning
KSS Enterprises
KSS Enterprises
Jeannie Cleaning
Jeannie Cleaning

Winners Announced

2023 Making Lives Better Awards winners will be announced at a private awards ceremony on August 16th.