Friends of New Troy

Building a community, one neighbor at a time.

Friends of New Troy fosters community by providing a welcoming, safe environment where neighbors can meet and form meaningful connections. All are welcome, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, financial means, education or political perspective. This 501(c)3 non-profit facility is politically neutral and non-religious.

Welcome to the New Troy Community Center

The New Troy Community Center is run by the community, for the community, and is supported entirely through memberships, donations, fundraisers, and rentals. It receives no government funding.

Stop in and you might join a pickleball game, take a yoga class, bring your pre-schooler to Story Hour, buy or borrow a book, search for treasures at a flea market, or visit an artist’s studio. Our grounds provide a popular sledding hill, playground, demonstration rain garden, nature trail, and outdoor classroom. Wedding vows are exchanged in our gazebo. Milestone events are celebrated in our Community Room.

How did all this come to be? In 2005 a group of residents took a giant leap of faith and organized a fundraiser. The goal was to buy the property formerly occupied by the New Troy School. The town’s sense of community had been lost when the school closed and we wanted it back.

The support has been awesome. Our membership swelled as more and more people committed to the vision and worked to make it happen. We’ve held many fundraisers and will hold many more.

We’re proud to say, in 2018 we paid off the mortgage. Fundraising will go on because improvements still need to be made, programs and classes still need to be developed, and the building and property still need to be maintained.

Today, the center is alive with activity. Neighbors are meeting neighbors. Old friendships are being renewed and new friendships are being formed. If you haven’t joined us yet, come see what you’ve been missing.


Open to all in need. Sponsored by Harris Family Farm Foundation, who will be bringing fresh organic spring produce from its farm in Galien, co-organized with Harbert's Episcopal Church of the Mediator, and featuring grocery items from Feeding America West Michigan. This will be a drive-thru mobile food pantry; cars will line up to receive boxes of food and recipients will not need to leave their cars. COVID 19-safety will be observed. Please keep yourself and our volunteers safe by wearing a mask! Don't have a mask? Here's a super-fast, free and easy no-cut, no-sew way to make one from a t-shirt:


In accordance with Michigan's stay-at-home order, Friends of New Troy Community Center is closed until further notice. 

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