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
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.
Since 1989, the KCMSA Foundation has distributed $1.4 million to the following recipients: