Application Procedures & Guidelines
The Foundation has an application form, together with instructions which will be mailed upon request. The application form may also be downloaded from this site. Applications are accepted on-line during the designated acceptance periods, April and August. Proposal letters are not accepted for consideration.
A completed grant application form must be signed by an authorized officer of the requesting organization.
Each request must be accompanied by a copy of the organization’s current U. S. Treasury Department Tax Exemption Section 501(c)(3) letter and its classification under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Grant requests are submitted to the Trustees for consideration. All applicants within the greater Kalamazoo area will be notified in writing of action taken by the Trustees shortly after each Trustee meeting.
Trustee meetings are not scheduled on specific dates, but Trustees typically meet in the spring and fall, depending on grant requests received and funds available for distribution. Tentative meeting dates can be obtained by contacting the secretary.
Grant making priorities of the Foundation are general purpose and not limited to any specific area of interest, although Trustees may designate a portion of income to certain categories.
While there is no geographic limitation, practice and availability of funds has restricted most grants to the greater Kalamazoo area.