River Givers & Supporters

Much of the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council’s work is supported by grants leveraged by the in-kind involvement of our community.  The dedication of our local community partners and many individuals make it possible for KRWC to secure grant funding from a variety of federal, state, and local sources to support our programs.

The KRWC extends a special thanks to our many dedicated grant supporters, River Givers, partners, and sponsors. We are also grateful to our many volunteers at events such as the Kalamazoo Water Festival, Kanoe the Kazoo, Master Rain Gardener program, and Krazy for the Kazoo river cleanups. Our programs and special projects would not be possible without the generous funding provided by the organizations and individuals listed below.

If your business or organization would like to learn more about getting involved and making a difference in our watershed, please contact Jamie by email or by phone at (269) 447-1580.

Grant Supporters

  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Michigan Office of the Great Lakes
  • W.S. and Lois VanDalson Foundation
  • Kalamazoo Community Foundation
  • Patagonia (through our local retailer, Lee’s Adventure Sports)

River Givers

  • Stephen W. Allen
  • Paul Banner
  • Robert & Judith Beck
  • Donald & Mary Brown
  • Judith Kay Chase
  • James Coury
  • Dr. Patricia A.S. Crowley
  • Suzanne Dixon
  • Sandra & David Docsa
  • Duane Dupee
  • Patricia Fenn
  • Clifton & Marsha Fisher
  • Dr. F. Claus Globig
  • Michael & Joyce Glomski
  • Dr. Stephen Hamilton
  • Ladislav & Jana Hanka
  • David & Carol Heinicke
  • Patty Hoch-Mellluish
  • Renee Kivikko
  • Dr. Kenneth & Vicki Kornheiser
  • Christine Kosmowski & Wayne Kukuk
  • David Lerner
  • Max Matteson
  • Jamie & Matthew McCarthy
  • Kerry Mulholland
  • Catherine & John Niessink
  • Jen Rice & Jeff Spoelstra
  • Julie Rogers
  • Tom & Ruth Small
  • Kathleen Schwegel & Susan Borland
  • Lawrence & Lynda Stein
  • Denny & Patty Stelzer
  • Michael Stifler
  • Peter TerLouw
  • Hope Thomas
  • Tim Winslow


  • American Screen Printing
  • Arcadia Brewing
  • Brite Eyes Brewing Co.
  • Kalamazoo Area Women’s Club
  • Kalamazoo College Outdoor Programs Office
  • Kalamazoo County Land Bank
  • Kalamazoo Paddle Club
  • Lee’s Adventure Sports
  • Lake Allegan/Kalamazoo River TMDL Committee
  • Office of the Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner
  • Public Media Network
  • Schlatter Design


  • Allegan Conservation District
  • Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners
  • City of Battle Creek
  • City of Kalamazoo
  • Four Townships Water Resources Council
  • Kalamazoo Climate Change Coalition
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Kalamazoo Valley Museum
  • Kellogg Biological Station
  • Kieser & Associates
  • Marshall Area Conservation Committee
  • Michigan Dept. Environmental Quality
  • Michigan Dept. Natural Resources
  • Michigan Dept. Health & Human Services
  • Michigan Office of the Great Lakes
  • MSU Extension & Kalamazoo Master Gardeners
  • Office of Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner
  • Potawatomi Resource, Conservation & Development Council
  • Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
  • Western Michigan University
Explore the various ways to support the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council today!