Nonprofits received nearly $4.5 million in grants from the Community Foundation in the first quarter of 2014.
Responsive grants from Unrestricted Funds totaled $785,500, supporting our community investment priorities of Early Childhood Learning and School Readiness, Economic and Community Development, Individuals and Families, and Youth Development.
- Ministry with Community $300,000
- Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan $110,000
- Hispanic American Council $91,000
- Guardian Finance and Advocacy Services $75,000
- Fair Food Matters $73,000
- Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo $40,000
- Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan $32,500
- Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity $24,000
- Residential Opportunities, Inc. $10,000
- Council of Michigan Foundations $10,000
- Building Blocks $10,000
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo $10,000
"Grantmaking to a wide variety of nonprofits as seen in this round of grants is one way we address systemic problems in our county," says President/CEO Carrie Pickett-Erway. "We also work with nonprofit leaders on a daily basis throughout the community to find solutions for deeply-rooted issues that create the symptoms of challenges ranging from homelessness and infant mortality to high school drop outs and unemployment."
Other grant distributions included:
- $1 million from Advised Funds;
- $97,000 from Field-of-Interest Funds; and
- $2.6 million from Designated Funds.