Grants Awarded

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.

The grants listed here are awarded from Unrestricted and Field-of-Interest Funds. Other grants not listed here are provided from Advised Funds, through which we help donors support their unique interests.



  • Arcadia Institute for Connect Kalamazoo: Where Everyone Belongs
  • Community Healing Centers for S.T.R.E.E.T. Afterschool Program
  • First Congregational Church for Community Spaces
  • Seeding Change/Great Lakes PeaceJam for Great Lakes PeaceJam 2017


  • Borgess Foundation for Borgess Psychiatric Crisis Intervention Center
  • Kalamazoo Book Arts Center for KBAC Education Program
  • Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home Foundation for On Trac
  • Read and Write Kalamazoo for capacity building


  • Community Healing Centers for Partners: NOT in crime!
  • Kalamazoo County for 9th Circuit Court-Drug Treatment Court Programs
  • Kalamazoo Public Library for its Anti Racism Transformation Team
  • Parchment Community Library for Opening Voices
  • Project X for operating and capacity building
  • YWCA of Kalamazoo for Maternal Infant Health Program at YWCA


  • Big Brothers Big Sisters: A Community of Caring
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo for general operating and youth development
  • Building Blocks for resident leadership development activities
  • Can-Do Kitchen for Inclusive Incubation
  • Christian Neighbors for Neighbors Caring for Neighbors
  • City of Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation for Supervised Recreation
  • Communities in Schools Kalamazoo for Removing Barriers to Success with Integrated Student Supports
  • Community Homeworks for Affordable Sustainability for Low-income Homeowners
  • Disability Network Southwest Michigan for Advocacy Academy
  • Douglass Community Association for Moving Toward the Promise
  • Edison Neighborhood Association for Edison Tool Share
  • Educating for Freedom in Schools for Freedom Schools
  • ERACCE for ERACCE Organizer Staff Expansion
  • Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan for Pathways to Equity
  • Guardian Finance and Advocacy Service for Road to Sustainability 2017
  • Kalamazoo Collective Housing for Affordable Housing Rehabilitation & Organizational Development
  • Kalamazoo County Ready 4s
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for Building a More Inclusive Community Arts Resources
  • Kalamazoo Literacy Council for Everyone Needs to Read
  • Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes for Food Security in Kalamazoo County
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center for From Tadpoles to Toads
  • Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services for KNHS Homeownership Center
  • Kalamazoo RESA for STEM Education in Kalamazoo County
  • Kalamazoo RESA/WoodsEdge for WoodsEdge Accessible Arts - Every Kid Can
  • Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra for Marvelous Music!
  • Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra for Kalamazoo Kids in Tune
  • Michigan Immigrant Rights Center for Welcoming Kalamazoo: Building an Immigrant and Refugee Friendly Community
  • Michigan United for Grassroots Organizing for Racial Equity & Decarceration
  • Ministry with Community for its Resource Center and Drop-in Program
  • Northside Association for Community Development for capacity building and operations
  • Northside Preschools
  • Open Roads for long-term student engagement
  • Pretty Lake Vacation Camp for First-Time Campers and Pretty Lake Ambassadors
  • Renaissance Enterprises for Kalamazoo County Senior Outreach
  • Salvation Army for Pathway of Hope
  • SLD Read for operations
  • State of Michigan Department of Health & Human Services for Transitions to Success through Pathways to Potential
  • The Arc Community Advocates for Educational Advocacy in Kalamazoo County
  • United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region for KYD Network: Equity, Quality and Social Emotional Learning
  • Urban Alliance for Momentum Urban Employment Solutions
  • Vibrant Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo County Land Bank for Repurpose. Renew. Reconnect.
  • Western Michigan University Foundation for Humanities for Everybody
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine for addressing health disparities in the transgender patient community
  • Youth Advancement Academy for Working for Wellness


  • Community Living Options for Camp Amigo 2017


  • Bureau of Services for Blind Persons for BSBP Security System
  • Center for Transformation for Mentoring Ex-Offenders
  • Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center for Sensory Stable Classroom Renovation
  • Friendship Village for strategic planning
  • Healthy House for Healthy House
  • SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan for How to Create and Manage the Business You Dreamed Of
  • YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo for Summer Achievers


  • LIFT Foundation for Family Self Sufficiency

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