Get. Grow. Give.
Get gifts. Grow funds. Give back. It's what we do here at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. We get gifts from people from all walks of life. We invest the gifts we get so they grow. We give back by making community investments in work that helps people reach full potential.
Giving to the Community Foundation doesn't require great wealth and isn't complicated. Whether you choose to give a gift now or later through your estate plan, you have options. You can:
Gifts you give to the Community Foundation become part of a permanent endowment, which means they will benefit our community forever. We invest your gifts so they grow and maximize the resources available to us to address community needs. For endowed funds, our investment goals are to preserve the original value of gifts in terms of inflation, and grow our assets as much as market conditions allow so we can:
- Make community investments in programs that address community needs now.
- Ensure there will be resources available to address community needs in the future.
The Community Foundation gives back by making strategic community investments in work that helps Kalamazoo area people, businesses and organizations reach their full potential. We have two community investment priorities:
View a list of recent community investments