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.
- Greg King, chair
- Rachel Bouwkamp
- Jenna Brackett
- Devyn Crane
- Anjie Gleisner
- Christopher Hall
All gifts to the Wyoming Community Foundation are tax deductible and help people in Wyoming. Click here to donate now.
- Affinity Mentoring - $2,500 to support the expansion of programming at Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center, elementary and middle schools to improve students' literacy, academics, social-emotional skills, and self-esteem.
- Feeding America West Michigan - $2,325 for the Mobile Food Pantry program serving the Wyoming community.
- Girls on the Run West Michigan - $1,500 to support a physical activity-based youth development programming to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences.
- Hand2Hand - $4,875 to provide weekend food for Wyoming area students experiencing food insecurity.
- Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes - $1,500 to provide financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programming in Wyoming schools.
- Senior Sing Along - $1,800 for the delivery of music-based programming for seniors in Wyoming care centers.
- Affinity Mentoring - $2,000 to transition to virtual mentoring in order to mitigate the affects of COVID-19 and provide equitable access to academic, relational support to students.
- Family Network - $2,000 to create a mini-grocery store to provide neighbors a place to shop for their groceries during pantry visits.
- Feeding America West Michigan - $2,000 to support three Mobile Food Pantries, which provide food assistance for the Wyoming community.
- HOPE Gardens - $600 to expand Team 21 in-class garden curricula and after school programming to Godfrey Elementary and Lee Middle Schools.
- SLD Read - $500 to provide tutoring services, including assessments and individual tutoring, to address educational difficulties as a result of school closures.
- United Church Outreach Ministry - $2,500 to provide affordable access to nutritious locally grown produce.
- Godwin Heights Public Schools - $1,500 to support the Lower Elementary Sensory Walk at West Godwin Elementary.