Creating Opportunity, Preserving History
Since our inception in 2017, Kalamazoo Nonprofit Advocacy Coalition (KNAC) has worked to preserve the iconic First Baptist Church building in downtown Kalamazoo to provide affordable, collaborative workspace for nonprofits, artists, and start-ups. KNAC is preserving this historic landmark in service to Kalamazoo’s long-standing legacy of performing arts and innovative entrepreneurship.
In 2022, KNAC launched its Inspire Access to Arts and Innovation $11-million capital campaign.
This plan will combine private donations and public funding to renovate our 30,000 square-foot building into a vibrant, collaborative setting that fosters arts and innovation.