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:

12.12.2018 - Grant Application Timeline for 2019. Below are our application processing dates for the 2019 calendar year:

  • Spring Consideration - Applications received by March 15, 2019 will be reviewed at our board meeting on April 26, 2019.

  • Fall Consideration - Applications received after March 15, 2019 but before September 20, 2019 will be reviewed at our board meeting on November 1, 2019.

    • Board decisions can be expected within one week of the 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.