KVCC Foundation

Kalamazoo Valley Foundation

The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Foundation, an independent 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, is one way the college works to assist students with financial needs. The Foundation was established in 1980 to accept and administer unrestricted contributions and those designated for specific purposes, such as student scholarships, the purchase of equipment to improve instruction, and the construction of new facilities.

The Foundation's annual Opportunities for Education dinner is hosted each spring and is the main source of funding for the Foundation. For more information or to contribute to the Foundation, go to www.kvcc.edu/foundation/support.htm.


For more than 50 years, Kalamazoo Valley Community College has been providing life-changing experiences for students and their families. Although the college offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state, many of our students can’t afford to attend college without assistance.

During the 2016-17 school year, the college processed more than 14,000 requests for financial aid. Of these requests, only 41% or 5,775 students received some form of financial aid. The number of financial aid applications continues to increase each year and the Foundation’s scholarship funds help meet student needs.

Washington Make a Difference Fund

President L. Marshall Washington, Ph.D., is bringing a new energy to Kalamazoo Valley Community College. His compelling vision, open and transparent leadership style and strong commitment to student success is already creating expanded opportunities for students and their families.

Together with his wife, Tonja, he has created the Washington Make A Difference Fund through the KVCC Foundation. Please consider joining President Washington in support of students with financial needs by making an online gift.