Grantmaking highlights

Marvelous Music! participants. Marvelous Music! is a dynamic collaboration between KSO and Crescendo Academy of Music that brings music and movement activities to 720 four-year-olds in 45 pre-kindergarten classrooms. 

We make community investments in quality programs we believe will make Kalamazoo County a place where every person can reach full potential. 

We awarded 23 grants totaling $1.2 million to Kalamazoo County nonprofits in the second grantmaking round of 2016.  

  • City of Kalamazoo/Bronson Park 21st Century Campaign
  • Communities In Schools Kalamazoo
  • Community Healing Centers
  • Douglass Community Association
  • Edison Neighborhood Association
  • Friendship House
  • Girls on the Run
  • Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan
  • Hispanic American Council
  • Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
  • Kalamazoo County Public Housing Commission
  • Kalamazoo Kids in Tune
  • Kalamazoo Literacy Council
  • Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes
  • Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Marvelous Music!
  • Michigan Immigrants Rights Center/Welcoming Kalamazoo
  • Planned Parenthood Mid & South Michigan
  • SLD Read
  • United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region
  • Urban Alliance
  • Vibrant Kalamazoo
  • Village of Vicksburg 

Nonprofits also received grants from Advised, Field-of-Interest and Designated Funds.

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