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.
Nonprofits that benefit youth may also consider applying for a grant from WCF's Youth Advisory Committee. The Youth Advisory Council will accept grant applications starting in December 2020. The deadline for grant submission is early February, and decisions are announced in May.
- Greg King, chair
- Erin Albanese
- Meg Bauw
- Rachel Bouwkamp
- Jenna Brackett
- Christopher Hall
- Lori Holland
- Victoria Mullen
- Brandon Simmons
- Lillian Vanderveen
All gifts to the Wyoming Community Foundation are tax deductible and help people in Wyoming. Click here to donate now.
- Affinity Mentoring - $2750 to recruit, train and match volunteers to be caring, positive mentor and literary support at their new Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center
- Feeding America West Michigan - $2325 to provide three Mobile Food Pantry deliveries carrying a total of 15,000 lbs of food to approximately 300 families in need in the Wyoming community
- Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes - $3000 to equip high school students in Wyoming with the tools and skills required to earn and keep a job in high-growth career industries
- Senior Sing Along - $500 to invest in wellness and quality of life of vulnerable and low-income seniors in Wyoming community and living centers through monthly/bi-monthly Life Enrichment Programs
- United Church Outreach Ministry - $3000 to give Wyoming neighbors a venue to hold healthy cooking and nutrition classes, developing community leadership skills and improving neighborhood health awareness
- YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids - $2500 to provide Y-achievers, a youth engagement program that expands career awareness and builds 21st century skills, for students in Wyoming