Spirit of Community Funds
Sundial at Celery Flats, Portage | Photo by Robert Neumann
Why not give a gift with no strings attached? Unrestricted gifts are one of the most powerful ways you can help create a community where every person can reach full potential. This kind of gifts offers the ultimate in flexibility, ensuring there will be resources tomorrow for needs we can't even imagine today. Any gift you make to one of the funds on this page is an unrestricted gift.
Spirit of Community Fund
We use this fund to address current community needs, and invest in the work of organizations that are collaborating with others to make long-term, transformative change.
Economic and Community Development Fund
The Economic and Community Development Fund provides resources for
neighborhood revitalization projects, as well as support for small
businesses, job training and other programs to help the greater
Kalamazoo area develop and sustain a rich and dynamic local economy.
Education and Learning Fund
Community investments from the Education and Learning Fund support efforts that help people prepare young
children for school and give all children equitable opportunities for
The Environment Fund supports initiatives that preserve and protect Kalamazoo County's natural environment.
Community investments from the Health Fund support programs that provide
people — especially those without insurance and those who cannot afford
health care—with access to the care and services they need.
The Housing Fund supports programs that provide safe and affordable
housing to individuals and families in our community.
Individuals and Families Fund
Community investments made from the Individuals and Families Fund
support efforts that help community members meet their basic human
needs: food, clothing, shelter and care.
Youth Development Fund
The Youth Development Fund supports programs that develop the leadership
and citizenship skills of young people.
Partners in Education Scholarship Fund
The Partners in Education Scholarship Fund provides academic scholarships to Kalamazoo County high school students pursuing their educational goals at Michigan colleges and universities.