Kalamazoo County to benefit from $2.1 million in grants
July 30, 2013
A number of foundations tend to only funnel money into charities that serve a particular region. This way, administrators can see their funds at work everyday, ensure the sum is going directly toward making a community better and reap the benefits themselves.
This is the case in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Kalamazoo Community Foundation recently gave more than $2.1 million in grants to various community-based charities during the second quarter of 2013. Almost $313,000 was given in response to specific financial requests from nonprofit leaders.
Among the organizations honored with grants include the Crescendo Academy of Music, Parent-to-Parent of Southwest Michigan and the Comstock Community Center.
That being said, a number of petitions for money went unanswered because the funds simply weren't there. Kalamazoo Community Foundation Vice President for Community Investment Suprotik Stotz-Ghosh explained that this can make elements like strategizing all the more important.
The foundation was created in 1925 and since its first day has been focused on charities that benefit the surrounding area. That being said, administrators have not honed in on a specific sphere, instead choosing to give to efforts like LGBT support, promoting nutrition for children and preventing substance abuse, among many other aims.
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