The Wyoming Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of Grand Rapids Community Foundation, evaluates local needs and opportunities and looks to fund projects that address the areas of art & culture, community development, education, environment, health, or social needs and that:
- represent an innovative, start-up effort or are capital in nature
- promote cooperation among agencies without duplicating services
- serve the greater city of Wyoming area
- obtain the necessary additional funding to implement and maintain the project
- strengthen or improve agency self-sufficiency or efficiency
- yield substantial community benefits for the resources invested
- serve a broad segment of the community
- encourage additional and permanent funding or matching gifts from other donors
- are managed by nonprofits with a 501(c)(3) status
The Wyoming Community Foundation also has a Youth Advisory Committee that advises grantmaking to organizations working to benefit youth in Wyoming.
The Foundation considers grant applications once/year. After reviewing our grantmaking guidelines, grant applications can be completed online beginning in early July and are due on the second Friday in September. Decisions will be announced by October 31.
For technical assistance with the online grant application, call (616)454-1751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Christopher J. Hall, Chair
- Nate Diedrich, Secretary
- Lori Holland, Youth Advisory Committee Co-Chair
- Valarie Mester, Youth Advisory Committee Co-Chair
- Brenda Kading-Payne
- Brandon Simmons
- Lillian VanderVeen
- Anthony L. Woodruff
- Erin Albanese
- Nam Vu
- Rachel Bouwkamp
- Greg Sperlbaum
All gifts to the Wyoming Community Foundation are tax deductible and help people in Wyoming.
- HSB, Inc - $5,000 to replace the agency's carpet
- Junior Achievement USA - $1,000 to support financial education for Wyoming elementary students
- Kent District Library, Wyoming Branch - $1,200 to support the 2018 Community Reads program
- Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital - $3,942 in support of the Wheelchair Rugby program
- Oriole Park Elementary - $825 to purchase short books, in an effort to strengthen student's reading fluency
- Roosevelt Park Ministries - $1,510 to expand and enhance their English as a Second Language program