Start with a Letter of Inquiry

The first step in our grantmaking process is for you to submit an online letter of inquiry.

Eligibility
Nonprofit organizations that are recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and provide services that benefit residents of Kalamazoo County are eligible to apply.

Deadlines
You may submit your LOI at any time throughout the year. We review requests for $25,000 or less on the first Wednesday of each month. If your LOI is received by 5 p.m. the Monday before that date, it will be included in our review. Note: There are specific deadlines for requests of more than $25,000 (see below).

Deadlines for requests over $25,000 are:

For grants over $25,000, KZCF generally considers one comprehensive LOI per organization on an annual basis.

Download an LOI Word Document