Kalamazoo Community Foundation

In 1925, with a gift of $1,000 in his hand and a vision of a better community in his heart, Dr. W. E. Upjohn helped to establish the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. From that first seed, the Community Foundation's assets have grown to approximately $295 million, enabling it to help people achieve their philanthropic goals, and to play a key role in addressing community needs, now and in the future.

Founded on the simple idea that it is its responsibility to look after one another, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation is nurtured and sustained by the people of the greater Kalamazoo area. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations have established 800 charitable funds at the Community Foundation.

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$289,000,000 - 2006-12-31


$15,800,000 - 2006-12-31

Community Foundation Background


Recent News from Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation donates $25000 in support to Bronson
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Turn 2 Foundation

... G. Smith Fund through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation offered to match gifts to Bronson up to $100,000. In addition to the Turn 2...more

UPDATE: Kalamazoo Community Foundation meets $15K match challenge
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) -- The Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KZCF) has announced that a $15,000 match incentive for the...more

Richard G. Tomlinson Family Fund launches new COVID-19 initiative
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

The news comes after the Kalamazoo Community Foundation launched its public relief fund. Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:30 p.m. EDT by Will...more

Kalamazoo Community Foundation announces new Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Elena Mireles-Hill has been selected to be the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation...more

Kalamazoo Community Foundation awards several grants
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

AACORN Skill-Building Program Expansion; Black Arts and Cultural Center | Black Arts & Cultural Center; Bronson ... Program (Youth Suicide Prevention Program); Helen L. Fox Gospel Music...more

Kalamazoo Community Foundation awards $2M to local nonprofits
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

The foundation awarded $2 million to 35 nonprofits in Kalamazoo County in a second round of 2019 grants, the foundation said in a news...more

Foundation for Excellence accepting Board of Director applications
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

FFE Governance Facilitator, Kalamazoo Community Foundation, c/o Sue Bos. 402 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Any further questions...more

Kalamazoo Truth And Racial Healing Endowment Grows
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

... project have come from the Kalamazoo Community Foundation and the Stryker Johnston Foundation. And Pickett-Erway says fundraising...more

Michigan gets D grade on LGBTQ-friendly policies, practices: Here's why
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Erin Knott poses for a portrait at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation on East Michigan Avenue on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (Photo: Andraya...more

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