Letter of Inquiry

The first step in our 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 that benefit residents of Kalamazoo County are eligible to apply for grants.

You may submit your LOI at any time throughout the year. However, there are specific deadlines for requests of more than $10,000. Upcoming deadlines are:

  • October 10, 2017 by 5 p.m. (LWYL: Environment Fund Only)
  • January 15, 2018 by 5 p.m.
  • July 16, 2018 by 5 p.m.

LOIs – including those for funding requests of $10,000 or more – are reviewed on the first Thursday of every month. However, if you are asked to complete a full grant application and are awarded a grant, the entire process can take up to 15 weeks. Please keep this in mind when considering the timing of your request.

If you have questions, please contact Kari Benjamin Hamann at kbenjamin@kalfound.org or 269.381.4416.

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