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 are our application processing dates for the 2018 calendar year:

  • Spring Consideration - We reviewed applications at our spring board meeting on April 27, 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 mid November 2018.

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.