Love Where You Live Funds
We support communities in every corner of Kalamazoo County. They all add up to one community. Our vision is for this community to be one where every person can reach full potential. With your help, this vision will be a reality. When this vision is a reality, every person who calls this place home will have the skills and opportunities they need to live their best life. When this vision is a reality, this community will be one where we all love to live.
Giving to the Community Foundation is a powerful way for you to be part of our work. Your gifts help make Kalamazoo County a place where every person can reach full potential – a community where we all love to live. Your gifts become part of a permanent endowment, which means they benefit Kalamazoo County forever.
To help address our community's greatest needs, give to our Love Where You Live Fund. If you're interested in a specific area of need, our focused Love Where You Live Funds are right for you.
Love Where You Live Fund (greatest needs)
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 prepare young children for school and give all children equitable opportunities for academic success.
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.