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Mel Trotter Ministries is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. As such, all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Mel Trotter Ministries Tax ID # is 38-1410 467.

Giving is for everyone.

No matter the size of your monthly donation, you belong in The Community. We all have an important part to play to make sure our neighbors experiencing homelessness feel loved, valued and empowered to believe restoration is possible and to follow the calling God has placed on their lives.

As a member of The Community you will be connected through exclusive content and updates and invitations to members only celebrations and volunteer opportunities.


Building on a legacy

The Community builds on a legacy started in 1900, when a community of business leaders in Grand Rapids recognized increasing numbers of people hurting and on the streets, pooled resources and invited a young man named Mel Trotter to start a mission in their city. For over 120 years, Mel Trotter Ministries has been a community driven effort—with no one person, denomination, or business leading the way. Tens of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of donors spread over generations are what make Mel Trotter work. MTM has always been a community effort, and we will only be able to continue building innovative solutions and partnerships to battle homelessness through that same community effort.

We are here to help

If you have questions about The Community, please reach out to Ed, at or 616.588.8732.

Stories of compassion

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