Relief Grants Distributed During Phase II of Crisis Funding

Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KZCF) and United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region (UWBCKR) reactivated joint crisis relief grantmaking  in November 2020.

As of November 24, $1,274,751 is available in joint funding and $127,740 has been distributed to the community.

Below are the list of nonprofit partners that have received relief grants from our joint funds and how those dollars are used in the community:

EDUCATION

  • Kalamazoo Youth Development Network: Support Kalamazoo Public School students in their virtual learning with in-person adult support.  Learning Hubs give students access to WiFi, healthy snacks and meals, enrichment activities and mental health and wellness resources. Students also have in-person, socially distanced support and outdoor recreation and physical activity.
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools: Expanding social-emotional learning supports from two to 25 schools during virtual learning.

HOUSING

  • Integrated Services of Kalamazoo: Four months operations for an alternate day shelter at The River Church.
  • Disability Network of Southwest Michigan: Short-term housing (1-2 night stays) in a local hotel for people with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness in Kalamazoo County.
With United Way's partnership, they are able to address regional needs of both Kalamazoo County and Greater Battle Creek area.  Learn more about their work.

For additional urgent relief resources and more information about the impact of our Phase I crisis grants, visit our  Community Urgent Relief page. Support our work with a gift to the Community Urgent Relief Fund by clicking the button below.

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