We believe the greater Kalamazoo community draws its spirit, vitality and character from the increasingly diverse mix of people who are part of it. We are committed to making life better for all, which is why the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Equality Fund was created.

Our LGBTQ Equality Fund has four priorities:

In particular, it supports programs that facilitate leadership development, and programs that impact LGBTQ people of color, youths and families; transgender people; and multiple generations.

Support the LGBTQ Equality Fund today!

Request For Proposal Process

Interested in applying for the LGBTQ Equality Fund?

Contact David Feaster

  • Care Collective of Southwest Michigan
  • HOPE thru Navigation/Justice Against Bullying @ School
  • OutFront Kalamazoo
  • Planned Parenthood of Michigan
  • Queer Theater of Kalamazoo
  • Wellspring Dance
  • WMU Office of LGBTQ Student Services
  • YWCA

  • Linden Grove Middle School: Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Milwood Middle School: Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Planned Parenthood: LGBTQAI+ Centered Sexual Health Education for youth and medical professionals
  • Big Brother Big Sisters: funding a Strategic Planner position to facilitate a collective of LGBTQAI+ Youth serving Orgs
  • WMU Office of LGBTQ Student Services: Summer Camp for potential new students, staff; student conferences
  • HOPE thru Navigation: school supplies, WIFI access, On-line student hub, outreach and referrals, direct support
  • Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative: neurodivergent, queer, black, indigenous leadership development programming.