The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, a nonprofit organization that provides collaborative space and support to help sustain nonprofits in Ozaukee County, officially relocated from 885 Badger Circle to a 42,000-square-foot building one mile away to 2360 Dakota Drive in Grafton.
“We are so proud to have completed our move with minimal delays during this time of uncertainty. We feel fortunate to be in this position when so many area businesses have faced challenges through the pandemic.” says Carissa Barnes, Ozaukee Nonprofit Center’s Executive Director. “We feel better positioned to serve the community in this new space and hope to broaden our impact and expand our services.”
The new building offers three times the space of the previous Ozaukee Nonprofit Center and includes a new large event venue called the ON Center. The ONC was also able to include multiple agencies in the relocation including Advocates of Ozaukee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee, Habitat for Humanity Ozaukee, IndependenceFirst, Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee, Home Energy+, and Sirona Recovery. Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge was also able to join the new center as a welcome addition to the list of nonprofit partner agencies.
According to Board President Jonah Turner, “This new facility, allows the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center to expand its services and enhance our assistance to the nonprofit community while enabling other agencies to offer improved onsite support. The upgraded building was designed for flexibility, efficiency, safety, sustainability, and collaboration.”
The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center first opened its doors in 1994 at a location within the Cedar Mills Clinic on Pioneer Road. By 1999, the organization made its first move to the previous location at 885 Badger Circle. Then at capacity, this completed Ozaukee Nonprofit Center’s third move and is a major milestone in their history.
“Decreasing barriers is one of the key features of our new location. When people are in need of help, it can be difficult for them to figure out where to go. The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center is a one-stop nonprofit service center, as our organizations together are able to serve multiple needs within our campus. One of our main purposes is to reduce barriers to accessing services by co-locating together under one roof. Community collaborative efforts will continue with our relocation to expand and support the needs of the Ozaukee nonprofit community. We are excited to continue serving as a community hub for nonprofit excellence”, says Carissa Barnes, the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center’s Executive Director.
To learn more about the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, its services, how to get involved, and ways to donate, please visit: ozaukeenonprofitcenter.org.