• ESTABLISHED IN 1972

    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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The Foundation office is open by appointment only.  Applications may either be mailed to, or dropped off at, the Foundation, which is located on the 9th floor of the Fifth Third Bank building, where a drop box is located for your convenience.

Please feel free to contact us by phone or at the following email addresses:

  • Anita Porter, anita@isgilmore.org 
  • Carol Duck, carolduck@isgilmore.org 
  • Carol Snapp, carol@isgilmore.org
  • Faye Drenth-Thurman, faye@isgilmore.org
  • Kristy Brady, kristy@isgilmore.org
  • Rick Hughey, rick@isgilmore.org

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
Hours:

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