Your Privacy

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.

Personal Information

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 information through online forms used to register for a foundation event or request use of our conference facilities. 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.

Public Information

  • 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.

Third Party Sites

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.


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.

We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or to request information, please email or write to:

Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Marketing Communications / Privacy Policy
402 E. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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