Spirit of Community Funds
Sundial at Celery Flats, Portage | Photo by Robert Neumann
You can make an impact and help us make life better for all in Kalamazoo County by giving to our Spirit of Community Funds. We use these funds to address Kalamazoo County's most signifcant needs. Your gifts to the Spirit of Community Funds become part of a permanent endowment, which means they will help our community forever.
Spirit of Community Fund
This general fund provides our board of trustees with the flexibility it
needs to address Kalamazoo County's most significant social,
cultural, educational and environmental needs; respond quickly to emergencies; and facilitate innovative responses to community challenges.
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.