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

April 28 Sunday Series Talk will Focus on the History of Kalamazoo's LGBTQ Community
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

... and member of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation team through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg...more

Volunteers invited to Find Your Cause at Kalamazoo event
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Kalamazoo Community Foundation, in partnership with Gryphon Place Volunteer Services, is hosting its 5th annual Find Your Cause event 5 p.m. to...more

Candidates tapped to fill vacancies on Foundation for Excellence board
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

The Kalamazoo City Commission will review two candidates recommended by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation and consider...more

Kalamazoo Community Foundation welcomes new team members, celebrates promotions
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KZCF) has welcomed a new member to the Donor Relations team. Sharayl Moore was recently hired as...more

Kalamazoo Community Foundation Awards $1.3 Million in Grants
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Kalamazoo Community Foundation

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation in Michigan has announced grants totaling $1.3 million to forty-one nonprofit organizations in the...more

Lame duck bill would shield identity of Foundation for Excellence donors
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

The largest donor is the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, which gave a total of $3,000 from the Robert & Linda Salisbury DA fund and the...more

2 newcomers elected to board at Kalamazoo Public Schools
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

She also said she is a member of Kalamazoo Community Foundation's THRT Racial Healing community cohort. Herschleb, 50, has served on...more

Donor Relations Officer
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Participates in creation of feedback mechanisms that provide the Community Foundation with an accurate picture of the needs and perceptions...more

STREET: Northside program helps at-risk youth stay off the streets
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

At the Kalamazoo Community Foundation General Meeting on Oct. 30, S.T.R.E.E.T. took first place in Voting for a Cause, a public poll for...more

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