Displaying items tagged: Foundation for Excellence
Kalamazoo Co. housing millage supporting 481 new units in first year
An expanded countywide housing millage is already funding five multifamily developments in Kalamazoo County, where studies have identified a need for thousands of additional housing units.
Philanthropy steps in where ‘broken’ municipal funding system has failed, advocates say
A recent $400 million donation to the Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence has again raised questions about Michigan’s municipal funding model and broader issues around philanthropy paying for basic governmental services.
Kalamazoo grant program to support another 90 small businesses
KALAMAZOO — A grant program launched last year to provide crucial relief to small businesses in Kalamazoo at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic will offer a second round of funding to 90 additional businesses.
GVSU trends report highlights disruptive forces in philanthropy
Through the pandemic-related turmoil of 2020, many nonprofit organizations shifted focus or practices while others shined a light on longstanding disparities around health outcomes, racial equality and economic opportunity for people of color, researchers say.