This winter's Notable Numbers highlights how your gifts to our Greatest Needs Fund support local nonprofits.

Gifts to our Love Where You Live (LWYL) Greatest Needs Fund are unrestricted. This means they have the power to do more good by flexing and responding to needs of the community as they arise.


Basic needs and services grants supported programs like Intrepid Professional Women Network. Their programs provide professional development, health workshops and financial planning to women who are underemployed, veterans, or formerly incarcerated.

Education grants funded programs that increase children's access to high quality, culturally relevant learning and support like our partners at Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative in Kalamazoo.

Do you value increased stability and quality of life in Kalamazoo County? Grants supporting Economic Development and Community Improvement went to organizations like Vibrant Kalamazoo. This nonprofit is on a mission to create vibrant communities through eliminating blighted properties, creating affordable housing and stabilizing property values.

These are just a few examples of transformational work powered by gifts to the Love Where You Live Greatest Needs Fund at KZCF.

Gifts of all sizes are making our community better.

Contributions to our Love Where You Live Funds ranged from $5 to $10,000 this year!