Great Partnerships Happen Here

All across Kent County, we are committed to creating a community that aggressively seeks to put an end to inequity. Since 1922, thanks to the generosity of donor partners, we have awarded over $244 million in grants to benefit our community.

Our Fund for Community Good (unrestricted) assets, along with our field of interest funds, allow us to invest in partners throughout Kent County who share our commitment to becoming actively anti-racist. We continue to provide financial support across a broad spectrum including education, the environment, health, arts and social engagement, neighborhoods and economic prosperity.

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Additional Funds

Other Funding Opportunities

  • Youth Funds

    Our Youth Grant Committee is made up students from local schools who work together to assess the needs of their peers and award grants to address those needs. Applications for youth grants are accepted annually from late December to early February.

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  • Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund

    The Nonprofit Technical Assistance (NPTA) Fund is a collaborative program designed to address the need for capacity building and technical assistance among nonprofits in Kent County. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for consulting services.

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  • Regional Affiliates

    Communities including Ionia County, Lowell, Hudsonville-Jenison, Sparta and Wyoming have funds at the Community Foundation. Advisory committees from these specific areas award grants to benefit their specific local communities.

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Grantmaking Facts & Figures

  • Grants and Scholarships

    In 2022-2023 we awarded $17 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofits and students in West Michigan.