This website is owned and operated by Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Our intention is to inform and educate visitors about our work as a grantmaker, community resource and philanthropic partner to local individuals, families and corporations. Kalamazoo Community Foundation is committed to honoring the privacy of all those we work with, including visitors to our website and subscribers to our electronic newsletters.

We do not sell or rent personal information to others. We use your information only for the limited purposes of sending you updates and useful information about our programs, promotional information, enhancing the site operation, for statistical purposes and for overall systems administration.

Your right to privacy is very important to us. We recognize that providing Kalamazoo Community Foundation with your personal information is an act of trust. When you visit Kalamazoo Community Foundation online, you remain anonymous, as we do not require registration to view our website or access information.

We may occasionally ask for your feedback via surveys or other communications to better understand your interests and needs. We will also request personal information through online forms used to register for a foundation event, request use of our conference facilities or to KZCF to sponsor an event or project, such as your name and email address. The foundation does not share or make public any personal information gathered through our website.

If you are a Kalamazoo Community Foundation fund holder and use Kalamazoo Connect, you provide personal information to authenticate your identity. That information is only used on this site and is not distributed or sold to any other party or site. Kalamazoo Connect's encryption technology complies with SHA/PCI standards to provide security and privacy when you access fund information, initiate online fund transactions, or send secure messages.

We do not reveal the name of anonymous donors.

Under IRS Code, the following foundation documents are public information:

  • IRS Forms 990 and affiliated schedules for the past three years (excluding Schedule B).
  • Exemption letter from the IRS.
  • Approved application for exemption with supporting documentation.

Throughout our website(s), we offer links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review their privacy policies as well.

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by the browser you used to access our websites. We may also use web beacons and flash cookies. These are invisible graphics on a web page or in an email that is programmed to collect information about your use of a website or email. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. Please note, if you disable cookies, the performance of Kalamazoo Community Foundation websites may be affected, and you may not be able to access certain areas on our websites. More information about cookies and how you can delete and disable them can be found at

Specific cookies we use and what we use them for on our websites:

Google Analytics
Our site uses the Google Analytics web analytics service. Information recorded by Analytics includes information such as how you arrived at our site (including the URL you came from, if you arrived from another site), your network name, your browser type, which type of Internet browsing device you are using, the country, state, and city where your server is located, and the pages that were viewed during your visit to our site.

This site uses two specific Google Analytics features: Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features generate information about a user’s age, gender and interests from Google’s Interest-based advertising or third-party audience data to improve services on this website. This information is tracked using Google’s DoubleClick cookie.

We do not and will not merge any personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected unless you have been given notice of and have given prior affirmative (i.e. opt-in) consent to that merger. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this website is restricted by the Google Privacy Policy. To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an Opt-out Browser add-on, which is available by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, to enable you to opt-out of Google’s programs.

If at any time you wish to stop receiving Kalamazoo Community Foundation’s electronic newsletters or other communications, or to be removed from our email list, you may unsubscribe from that list as explained in each message. Kalamazoo Community Foundation will not give your email addresses to other organizations; however, we may occasionally send you mailings regarding events, products or services by reputable third parties if we think they may be of interest to you. In such circumstances, we do not provide the organization with your information, but send the mailing ourselves.

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a European Regulation concerning the use and processing of personal information. We are committed to processing your information in compliance with the GDPR.

We will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with the rights specified under the GDPR, in particular those related to the following requests:

  • Access to your personal information;
  • Correction of the personal information that we hold;
  • Deletion of your personal information;
  • A restriction of processing of your personal information;
  • Transfer of your personal information to another party; or
  • Objection to processing of your personal information based on the Kalamazoo Community Foundation’s legitimate interest (or those of a third party) to use it and there is something about your particular situation that causes you to object to such processing.

You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding any violations of the GDPR with the applicable supervisory data protection authority (i.e., in the country where you reside).

You have the right to request to access, rectify or request erasure of personal data, or restrict or object to the processing concerning your personal data.

If you would like to request that we delete your personal information, please send your request to We will respond to you to confirm receipt of your request. Except in situations where we are unable to comply due to a legal obligation or an ongoing contractual relationship, we will comply with such request within thirty (30) calendar days.

For a complete record of all data we have for you, please send your request to Please note, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation may still maintain a record of any transactions with you (without any personally identifiable information attached) to maintain a history of the interaction.

We hold your information and use it as described in this Privacy Policy. We consider that the Kalamazoo Community Foundation has a legitimate interest in collecting and processing your information when you provide it to us.

Kalamazoo Community Foundation websites are published in the United States and are subject to laws of the United States. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States. The Kalamazoo Community Foundation shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to our websites.

We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or to request information from the Community Foundation, please send an email to or write to:

Kalamazoo Community Foundation
ATTN: Marketing Communications, Privacy Policy
402 E. Michigan Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3888

Policy Last Revised: June 13, 2022

Policy Established: October 12, 2015