First quarter grant highlights

The Community Foundation awarded 20 grants totaling $2.4 million in the first quarter of 2015.

The grants were awarded from our unrestricted resources to Kalamazoo County nonprofits.

"Unrestricted resources are critically important to our work because they ensure there will be flexible resources tomorrow for needs we can’t even imagine today,” says Joanna Dales, vice president, Donor Relations. “Donors who do not place any restrictions on their gifts enable our board of trustees and Community Investment team to address Kalamazoo County’s current community needs, and invest in the work of organizations that are collaborating with others to make long-term, transformative change."

The nonprofits that received grants are:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo
  • Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo
  • Family & Children Services
  • Friendship House
  • Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan
  • Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run
  • Guardian Finance and Advocacy Services
  • ISAAC
  • Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
  • Kalamazoo Collective Housing
  • Kalamazoo County 9th District Court Youthful Offender Transition Program
  • Kalamazoo County Ready 4s
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center
  • Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Open Roads Bike Program
  • Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan
  • Pretty Lake Vacation Camp
  • Residential Opportunities, Inc.

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