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    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 young learners in our community. Forty years later, our 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.


    Our Work

    Today, the KRESA Foundation supports initiatives that inspire excellence in education 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:

    Infographic 2023 awards



    Join Us in Transforming Lives

    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.