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Kalamazoo Community Urgent Relief Fund Grant

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Community Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Exhibitions, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Michigan: Calhoun County, Kalamazoo County, Van Buren County

Location of residency: Counties in Michigan: Calhoun County, Kalamazoo County, Van Buren County

About this funder:



Note: KCF recognizes that you are working expeditiously with your team to ensure the well-being of your staff and the community members you support. If you have a current grant application open with us, we will be in touch with further instruction.

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KZCF) in partnership with United Way Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region has activated our respective community crisis relief funds to address the emerging needs that are surfacing in key services for our most vulnerable community members.

The three priorities that we will fund jointly are as follows:

  • Assist with immediate and anticipated direct service needs/gaps
  • Maintain or expand critical internal operations and infrastructure and 
  • Support costs associated with additional volunteer capacity as needed in this time of crisis.

How to apply

We encourage you to join the Kalamazoo County Response Consortium (KCRC) coordinated by Gryphon Place. Adam Castle, Community Resilience Program Manager at Gryphon Place, will be convening weekly calls every Monday at 10am that will allow the full nonprofit sector to collaborate, problem solve, and collectively identify needs as they emerge. Further information about accessing local funds will be shared during these calls.

A Facebook group has been started for this consortium, join here to learn more about nonprofit needs:

If you have any other questions regarding the grant application process, please do not hesitate to contact Sandy Barry-Loken, sbarry-loke[email protected] or Alyssa Stewart, [email protected]

The conference call information are as follows:

ZOOM URL: Meeting ID: 586-436-896

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.