Eligibility Criteria

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations we believe are capable of achieving significant impact in Kalamazoo County.

Organizations that are recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or that have a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and serve Kalamazoo County residents are eligible to apply for grants.

Organizations must also affirm that their inclusion policies and/or practices align with ours, as outlined in our Inclusion Statement, which states:

  • No person is excluded from agency services.
  • Wherever practical, all people will be considered in employment or volunteer participation, regardless of ethnicity, race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic circumstances, physical and/or mental abilities/characteristics, philosophy/religion, or any other discriminatory reason.
  • The organization is continuing to intentionally increase inclusive practices.

Organizations we have previously funded are eligible to apply again if reporting requirements for all previous grants have been met.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the large number of grant requests we receive, and our accountability for achieving and honoring our mission, vision and core values, it is impossible for us to fund every grant request.

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