Wyoming Community Foundation
Benefiting the Wyoming area since 1992
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
Download a PDF of the general funding guidelines.
The Wyoming Community Foundation also has a Youth Advisory Committee that advises grantmaking to organizations working to benefit youth in Wyoming.
APPLY FOR FUNDING
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 deadline for the Youth Advisory Committee grant submission is in early February each year, and decisions are announced in May.
Fund Advisory Committee
Community Leaders that Serve WCF
- Greg King, chair
- Rachel Bouwkamp
- Jenna Brackett
- Devyn Crane
- Anjie Gleisner
- Christopher Hall
MAKE A GIFT TO WYOMING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Giving Online is Easy!
All gifts to the Wyoming Community Foundation are tax deductible and help people in Wyoming. Click here to donate now.
We're Proud to Support These Great Nonprofits
- Affinity Mentoring - $1,500 to continue support of the Mentoring Center sites at Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center, elementary and middle schools.
- Hope Gardens - $2,700 to expand hands-on garden programming into daytime STEM lessons at three Wyoming public schools.
- ICCF Community Homes - $1,500 to support the roof replacement for the 30th Street duplex.
- Remembrance Ranch - $1,800 to provide backpacking equipment for camp participants.
- Senior Sing Along - $1,000 for the delivery of music-based programming for seniors in Wyoming care centers.
- Strategic Workforce Solutions - $1,000 in support of MiCareerQuest 2023, which allows youth to explore career options in high-demand industries.
- The SOURCE - $5,000 to support people experiencing housing instability in the City of Wyoming.
- YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids - $1,000 for Youth in Government programming and scholarships to attend the state-wide conference.
- 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.