Saturday, October 19, 2013


We are pleased to announce the West Michigan Federation of College Educators Community Outreach grant.  In a joint effort among the Teaching Assistants Union (WMU), Professional Instructors Organization (WMU), and the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Federation of Teachers (KVCC), the Community Outreach Grant is designed to offer both monetary support and access to our service-minded membership.   ANY UNION MEMBER of TAU, PIO, or KVCCFT (WMFCE) is eligible to nominate a charitable organization.

NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY October 31, 2013. 

Below is a brief outline of the program’s goals, award amount, nomination criteria, and timeline.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact

To nominate an organization, please complete the fillable PDF form available HERE. If using the PDF form, first download it to your computer.  From there you can fill it out and "save as" your file name.

Send your completed application to

Summary of Program
In an effort to expand the philanthropic endeavors of the West Michigan Federation of College Educators, and its member unions, the WMFCE Community Outreach Grant is a one-year commitment to a Kalamazoo based charitable organization.  The mission of the program is to:
  • Provide financial support to a member nominated charitable organization
  • Offer the selected organization access to our members for volunteer opportunities
  • Provide information to our membership regarding the charity’s specific goals and programs
  • Commit to a minimum of one charity event that aligns with the organization’s current charitable programs
  • Expand WMFCE’s community relationships with a focus on those outside the sphere of current relationships 
Award Amount
  • A one-time $1000 grant that may be used for any organizational expenses or programs that meet the nomination criteria.  WMFCE reserves the right to direct that grant money be spent on specific programs or costs.
  • The ability to create a relationship with our members, including action calls for volunteers, information dissemination, and other communications.
  • At least one collaborated event coordinated by WMFCE.  Subsequent events may be created at the discretion of each union’s executive committee.
Selection of Organization
An organization can only be nominated from a current, active WMFCE member.  The nominating member must complete the basic grant application after approval from the nominated organization.  The Outreach Committee will review applications and select three for consideration.  The final vote will take place at the end of the year Holiday party/membership meeting of WMFCE in December.  The winning organization will be notified before the end of the year.

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