• Kalamazoo RESA Foundation
    40 Years of Service and Support

    The Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA) Foundation was created in 1984 to support educational opportunities for underserved teens and young adults in our community. Forty years later, this vital work continues! The Foundation continues to grow to support the mission of KRESA: to transform lives by inspiring educational excellence. We believe in the transformative power of education to strengthen schools, empower families, and uplift communities. Together, we work to bring educational initiatives to Kalamazoo County that foster innovative programs, nurture staff, and support students’ aspirations. Join us as we create a brighter future for all, one initiative at a time.

    The Work

    Today, the KRESA Foundation supports initiatives that inspire excellence in education for all from cradle to career. We do this through a variety of programs including scholarships for students and grants for current and future educators. 
    In 2023, the KRESA Foundation awarded nearly $80,000 in grants and scholarships:

    • $30,568 in Named Scholarships
    • $21,000 in Targeted Assistance Grants
    • $7,600 in YOU Scholarships
    • $20,500 in College Scholarships
    Join Us
    You can support the work of the KRESA Foundation! Your generosity provides us with the necessary funds to continue this work. Together we can ensure all students and educators have the financial support they need to pursue their dreams. With your help, we can create a legacy of educational excellence that begins today, right here in Kalamazoo County.