The KCMSA Foundation awards Mini Grants to charities that support and promote the health and well-being of individuals, programs and organizations in Kent County.
Each Mini Grant request should not exceed $3,000. Applications are received on an on-going basis from organizations with a 501(c)3 status. Individual requests may be made through an organization that meets this requirement.
Thank you for your interest in our Mini-Grant Program. The goal of the Foundation is to promote the social welfare of the Grand Rapids community and its surrounding areas. We look for organizations that promote the science and art of medicine and/or the betterment of public health and hygiene in the community. We do this by making funding assistance available to non-profit organizations that provide for improvement to the health and well-being of greater Grand Rapids and Kent County citizens. Considerations are given to requests that meet the following criteria:
- Provide health education, medical services, medical supplies;
- Promote social welfare;
- Demonstrate a relationship between the proposal and the goal of the KCMSA Foundation;
- Are located in West Michigan;
- Are under $3,000; and
- Are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
NOTE: KCMSAF guidelines do NOT allow grant funds to be used for a paid staff position, office supplies or office equipment.
Decision Making Process:
The Foundation Board of Directors meets four(4) times a year – September, November, March and May. Requests must be received by the 15th of the preceding month for consideration at a grant review meeting. Applicants will be notified after that meeting regarding the status of their request.
Mail or email completed grant applications to:
233 East Fulton, Suite 222
Grand Rapids, MI 49503