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Irving S. Gilmore Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-12-16

At A Glance

Irving S. Gilmore Foundation

136 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. 900

Kalamazoo, MI United States 49007-3915

Telephone: (269) 342-6411


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $251,093,509

Total giving: $11,366,790






Established in 1972 in MI - Established by Irving S. Gilmore as a way to continue his philanthropy in perpetuity.

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to support and enrich the cultural, social, and economic life of the greater Kalamazoo, MI, area. The priorities of the foundation are: 1) arts, culture, and humanities; 2) human services; 3) education and youth activities; 4) community development; and 5) health and well-being.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Employee Matching Gifts Program

The foundation matches the monetary gifts of its trustees and employees to charitable organizations.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Performing arts
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $251,093,509 (market value)

Expenditures: $13,915,015

Total giving: $11,366,790

Qualifying distributions: $12,419,275

Giving activities include:

$11,327,535 for 198 grants (high: $1,000,000; low: $275)

$39,255 employee matching gifts