Irving S. Gilmore Foundation

    The Mission of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation is to support and enrich the cultural, social, and economic life of greater Kalamazoo. The Priorities of the Foundation are: The Arts, Culture, and Humanities; Human Services; Education; Community Development; and Health and Well-Being.

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation office is closed until further notice. Our staff is working off-site and will be available to assist you. Please feel free to contact them at the following email addresses: 

We will be checking our email often and will respond as quickly as possible, via email or by phone. While our office is closed, you may either mail in your application or drop it off in our office lobby on the 9th floor of the Fifth Third Bank Building. Thank you and be safe.

The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation endeavors to develop and enrich the Greater Kalamazoo community by supporting the work of nonprofit organizations that benefit Kalamazoo County residents.

The Priorities of the Foundation are:

  • The Arts, Culture & Humanities
  • Human Services
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Health & Well-Being

Labor Day through Memorial Day: Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend: Monday-Thursday 9 am – 5 pm; Friday, 9 am – noon