The mission of the Marvin and Rosalie Okun Foundation is to honor our founders by supporting programs that will have a significant, long-term, and positive impact on the lives of those within the Kalamazoo community. 


updates from the board:

2.20.2018 - Grant Application Timeline for 2018. Below is a list of our application review cutoffs and expected response times for the 2018 calendar year:

  • Spring Consideration - We will accepting applications for review at our spring board meeting until March 23, 2018. Responses to these applications are expected to be given in early May 2018.

  • Fall Consideration - We will be accepting applications for review at our fall board meeting until September 21, 2018. Responses to these applications are expected to be given in early November 2018.

8.25.2017 – MEETING DATES ANNOUNCED! We are thrilled to be receiving grant applications. Our next Board Meeting to review grant applications is scheduled to be held on November 3, 2017. All grant applications submitted before September 29, 2017 will be considered at that meeting. Grant applications received ON or AFTER September 29, 2017 will be considered at our April 27, 2018 Board Meeting.

7.18.17 - WELCOME! We are excited to launch this website allowing us to share the Private Family Foundation mission and desired impact areas of our founders, Marvin and Rosalie Okun. We look forward to reviewing grant requests from the Kalamazoo community in the fall of 2017.  Meeting date to be posted soon!


Our Board of Directors (2017): 

  • Christopher Middleton, Board President
  • Rosalice Hall, Board Secretary and Treasurer
  • Paul Davidoff
  • Robert Lando
  • Sydney Parfet

Contact information is noted at the bottom of this web page.