Wondering about how Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation is making a difference in our community?

The newly released 2017-2020 TRHT Impact Report tells the story of partnerships, programs and projects that are centering racial equity, reshaping power and building community in our county.

TRHT is a community-based process that addresses the past and present-day effects of racism. The process helps communities heal and make actionable, sustainable change.

TRHT Kalamazoo, one of the original 14 TRHT locations nationwide, came to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation in 2017. With nothing but a framework as a guide, community came together to assemble a leadership team, grow partnerships, implement programs and develop a vision for a community without racism.

Toplines from the report include:
  • People want to be a part of this movement. TRHT grew its partnerships from 55 in 2017 to over 600 by 2021.
  • Organizations are changing because of TRHT. Over 85% of TRHT partners reported a change in their organization as a result of participation.
  • Individuals' behaviors and habits are changing because of TRHT. Over 90% of people report a change in their personal behavior and habits as a result of engaging with TRHT.


Through the grants, individual gifts and funding from KZCF, TRHT has grown from a $180,000 programmatic budget with one part-time staff, to an annual programmatic budget of more than $1 million and four full-time staff.

And this is just the beginning. Funding has also been used to create an endowment to permanently support racial healing for generations to come.

Check out all the insights and photos from TRHT's work over the last three years!