The Kalamazoo Community Foundation awarded more than $2.1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in the second quarter of 2013.
Meanwhile, more than $900,000 in grant requests from local nonprofits went unfunded.
"We are reminded of the importance of unrestricted gifts, or giving that enhances strategic investments in nonprofits, when sufficient funds are not available to meet these requests," says Suprotik Stotz-Ghosh, vice president for Community Investment.
Responsive grants totaled $312,900, supporting the Community Foundation’s community investment priorities: Early Childhood Learning and School Readiness, Economic and Community Development, Individuals and Families, and Youth Development. They include:
- Crescendo Academy of Music $83,000 for the Marvelous Music! program.
- Comstock Community Center $82,000 for the Bilingual Preschool program.
- YWCA of Kalamazoo $80,000 for Child Care and Education for Homeless, Transient and Precariously-housed Children, part of the Ready to Learn and Grow program.
- Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society $30,000 for racial healing initiatives.
- Parent-to-Parent of Southwest Michigan $20,000 for operational support.
- Climax-Scotts Community Schools $17,900 for Panther Academic Success Team.
Grant distributions through Advised Funds totaled almost $603,000.
Grants from Field-of-Interest Funds totaled almost $288,000.
Distributions from Designated Funds –– funds established for nonprofit agencies –– totaled almost $1 million.