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 Hall, Chair
- Erin Albanese Meg Bauw
- Jenna Brackett Rachel Bouwkamp
- Lori Holland
- Victoria Mullen
- Brandon Simmons
- Lillian Vanderveen
- Nam Vu
All gifts to the Wyoming Community Foundation are tax deductible and help people in Wyoming.
- David's House Ministries - $2,100 for the purchase of a portable coffee cart to support employment opportunities for residents
- Family Network - $2,000 for new flooring for the pantry
- Hope Gardens - $2,750 to educate families and students in sustainable, regenerative gardening, while providing healthy food options and establishing food security.
- Inner City Christian Federations (ICCF) - $2,000 for the purchase of a high efficiency water heater for a Wyoming home
- Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes - $1,800 to create educational opportunities for Wyoming youth
- Roosevelt Park Ministries - $2,000 to support childcare services for adult learners
- The Pantry - $2,000 in support of the "Green Apple Initiative" to purchase a new location for the pantry.
- Wyoming Public Schools, Gladiola Elementary - $750 in support of the "Drumming into Fitness" program