Grants

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation
makes community investments in quality programs that we believe will make Kalamazoo County a place where every person can reach full potential.

Grants from the Community Foundation ensure all of our children have an equal chance for success in school, nurture and prepare all of our young people for life beyond school, support individuals and families from all walks of life, and enhance community prosperity in every corner of Kalamazoo County.

What We Fund

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation provides grant support to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations for projects that align with our community investment priorities and will benefit residents of Kalamazoo County. We do accept applications for grants that will provide capital and operational support.

What We Don't Fund

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation does not fund for-profit business development projects, private land purchases or private home purchases. We also do not provide grants to individuals other than academic scholarships.

How to Apply

The first step in the grantmaking process is for you to submit an online letter of inquiry. Nonprofit organizations that are recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and provide services to the greater Kalamazoo area are eligible to apply for grants.

Go to the Letter of Inquiry

Application Due Dates

Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time through the year. However, because they may require greater due diligence and additional levels of approval, funding requests of more than $10,000 have specific due dates, which are:

Spring 2017

Letter of Inquiry Due Date
February 1 by 5 p.m.

Full Application Due Date
March 30 by 5 p.m.

Funding decisions will be made the week of June 12.

Fall 2017


Letter of Inquiry Due Date

August 1 by 5 p.m.

Full Application Due Date
September 28 by 5 p.m.

Funding decisions will be made the week of December 11.


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