Foundations & Funders


Assist nonprofit professionals and volunteers with grant research for Kalamazoo County foundations and funders.  

Identify the purposes and strategic interest areas of local foundations and funders offering grant opportunities to Kalamazoo County nonprofit organizations. 

Provide contact information and links to foundations and funders including: funding priorities, initial contact requirements, grant proposal guidelines and due dates, and more.  


Arcus Foundation

Kalamazoo Office:
402 East Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Phone 269-373-4373
Fax 269-373-0277 

Purpose: Arcus works internationally to advance LGBT equality, as well as to conserve and protect the great apes

Contact Staff

What Arcus Supports

Grant Application Process


Irving S. Gilmore Foundation 

136 East Michigan Ave Ste. 900
Phone 269-342-6411
Fax: 269-342-6465 

Purpose: Support and enrich the cultural, social, and economic life of the greater Kalamazoo, MI, area. The priorities of the foundation are: 1) arts, culture, and humanities; 2) human services; 3) education and youth activities; 4) community development; and 5) health and well-being. 

Staff & Trustees


Funding Priorities

Proposal Dates

Grant Guidelines

Annual Report


Kalamazoo Community Foundation

151 S. Rose St Ste. 332
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4775
Phone 269-381-4416
Fax: 269-381-3146

Purpose: Early childhood learning & school readiness, Economic & community development, Individuals & families, and Youth Developement 

Community Investment Officers

Community Investment Priorities

Application Deadlines

Grant Application


The Greg Jennings Foundation

141 E. Michigan Ste. 401
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone 269-343-6990
Contact: Ebony Jennings
Fax 269-343-6991

Purpose: Striving for a community where all educational needs for youth are met. We are aiming to partner with and assist other organizations in educating youth by providing the necessary resources in order for them to reach their academic potential. 

Funding Requests