As the Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KZCF) continues to reposition itself in the philanthropic sector, we are committed to leveraging our Marketing Communications, Community Impact, and Philanthropic Services & Development teams to better support our community partners and maximize impact for future event sponsorships.

It is with the promise of this future in mind that our team has decided to pause our sponsorship review process as of April 1, 2024. The rationale for this decision is to ensure that KZCF has the necessary time to reinstitute a sustainable, intuitive and impactful sponsorship process going forward. Every community partner who has submitted a sponsorship request prior to this month should have already received a determination. Our team looks forward to introducing our new sponsorships process in July.

Many of you have extended the privilege of partnership to us, and our team is sincerely grateful. The Kalamazoo Community Foundation would like to thank all our community partners who have provided us with the valuable opportunity to learn more about and sponsor their events.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Communications Officer, Erika Whitehead at

Please note that if you are a funded partner (grantee) of KZCF, your grant application and/or grantee status is not affected by this temporary sponsorships decision. Our sponsorships and grantmaking processes are unrelated.