Love Where You Live
Environment Fund

The Love Where You Live Environment Fund supports environmental justice programs and projects in Kalamazoo County.

Environmental justice efforts seek to ensure the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of people in issues that impact health and sustainability of the environment. Annually the Kalamazoo Community Foundation requests proposals that support environmental programs and projects in Kalamazoo County according to the following priorities:

  • Community-driven projects and activities that advance environmental justice in the greater Kalamazoo area, including projects that address the following issues and their intersections with environmental sustainability:
    • clean water
    • air pollution
    • food systems
    • climate change
    • waste
    • lead
  • Programs and speakers dealing with issues of sustainability and the environment.

  • Activities related to environmental matters involving water issues.

Following is the timeline for the 2019 review cycle:

  • September 6 : Request for Proposals Issued
  • October 2 : Letters of Inquiry due
  • November 13 : Applications due
  • December 7 : LWYL Environment committee meeting consisting of local environmental experts meets to determine funding
To learn more about the fund and grantmaking process, please contact Kari Benjamin at 269.381.4416 or


Click here to make a gift to the Love Where You Live Environmental Fund.

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