Alliance Foundation

The Kent County Medical Society Alliance Foundation (KCMSAF) was incorporated on March 4, 1997 for the purpose of funding organizations involved in “charitable, educational and scientific endeavors”. The goal of the Foundation is to make funding available to organizations that provide for the improvement of the health and well being primarily of the citizens of the greater Grand Rapids area. Those organizations should have 501(c)3 status. The recipients of support will be determined through a grant process. The Charitable Fund Committee of the Kent County Medical Society Alliance (KCMSA) will research charities for suggested support by the KCMSAF. A major fundraiser will be undertaken to raise funds for those charities selected. Other recipients of support from the Foundation will be determined through a mini-grant application process designed to provide up to $3000 per application to organizations (or individuals served by that organization) that meet the criteria. Funding for mini-grants will come from donations, other fundraisers, interest income and any remaining profits from a major fundraiser, less start up allowance. Connecting

Click here to view the 501(c)3 documentation

The Alliance Foundation holds several events throughout the year to fund mini grant requests. Our Dose of Generosity Charity Event primarily supports two selected community organizations. Our last Dose of Generosity Event was held on March 3, 2018 and beneiftted West Michigan Center for Arts+Technology and the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding.

To learn about the requirements and the application process for a mini grant from the Alliance Foundation, please go to our page dedicated to mini grants. The Foundation Board of Directors meets four times a year to review requests. Submissions are taken on an ongoing basis.

Boon Supply Fundraiser

This year the Alliance is raising funds to support our Foundation’s mini grant program.  These small grants are provided to local non profit organizations who apply and make it through our review process.
Support this fundraiser and 50% of each sale is returned to us!  Who wouldn’t like a refresh of many of the goods they use every day?

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Board of DirectorsFoundation Dose of GenerosityCharity Event Mini Grant Programapplication & requirements
Since 1989, the KCMSA Foundation has distributed $1.4 million to the following recipients: 
Adaptable Home, Airway Oxygen, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Baby Shower), Artists Creating Together, AMA Foundation, Baxter Community Center (Wood Chips), Beautiful You, Camp Casey, Catherine's Health Center, Cherry Street, Children's Assessment Center, Children's Healing Center, Citizens Advisory Council of Kent County, Comprehensive Therapy Center, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service, Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding, Franciscan Life Project Center, Gilda's Club, Girls Choral Academy, Grand Rapids HQ, GR Area Health Ministry, GR Area Parents of VIsually Impaired Kids, GR African American Inst. Diabetes Kids Day Camp , GVSU, GVSU Shape-Up, Hands are not for Hitting, Health Net of West MI, Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan, Holiday Party Baxter Community Center, Holiday Party Hope Daycare, Hope Community Day Care, Humane Society of Kent County for Camp KidsNPaws, In The Image SHOES, Indian Trails Camp, Inner City Christian Federation, KCMS Alliance (lunches for guests), KCMS Alliance WGVU, Kent Education Foundation, Kent ISD, Kent Special Riding Program, Kent Therapeutic Riding Center, Kid's Food Basket, Kids Games Grand Rapids, Lake Michigan Academy, Mary Free Bed, Mental Health Foundation of West MI, Michigan Community Blood Centers Foundation, Michigan Eating Disorders, Michigan State Medical Society Alliance (for speakers ), Miscellaneous, Project Access, Safe Haven Ministries, SAVE Stop America's Violence Everywhere Billboard, SECOM, Senior Sing A Long, Sibley School Hands are not for Hitting Club, St Johns Home, Team Triumph, Theta Chi Omega Chapter of AKA, Thin Blue Line of Michigan, Tobacco Free Partners, Waalks Fund (Juvenile Detention Funding), WMCAT,