Commitment to the Community

Gun Lake Casino is committed to giving back by seeking opportunities to improve the quality of life in the community in which it serves. We believe it is a privilege and responsibility to help build and maintain a positive and healthy community. Making contributions to charitable organizations is one way we continue to make an investment in the future of our business, our Team Members, their families, and the community as a whole.



partnership and giving Criteria:

We seek partnerships with local non-profit organizations where we can make a positive impact. With that in mind, the following is a list of criteria we have established to help focus our resources and efforts. All charitable requests must:

  • Be submitted in writing either through our company website submission process or by mail (see "submit a charitable request" link below)
  • Be a properly qualified 501(c) 3
  • Be submitted at least 60 – 90 days in advance of any deadline, initiative or event
  • Must be located within Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ottawa or Van Buren counties
  • Be compatible with one of Gun Lake Casino's key areas of giving, including:
    • Youth organizations and programs focused on providing services to children
    • Education efforts to strengthen and assist our K – 12 public education system
    • Community betterment organizations, programs, and initiatives dedicated to providing basic social services to those in need, such as food pantries, shelters, senior citizen programs, and children's welfare
    • Diversity programs focused on enhancing economic opportunities within minority communities
    • Veterans associations


  • For-profit organizations
  • Political parties or candidates
  • Charter or private schools
  • Individuals or teams (either sports or academic)
  • Casino logo use on items intended for those under 21
  • Programs that provide services exclusively outside of Michigan
  • Seed money or start-up funds for new organizations
  • Requests for logo items or in-kind gifts for use by minors
  • Talent, baby, or beauty pageants
  • Video, CD, or film productions
  • Religious organizations providing services solely to their own membership
  • Programs that discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, sex or national origin




About Gun Lake Casino

Gun Lake Casino, a premier gaming and entertainment destination, is located off Exit 61 on U.S. 131, halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. The casino features a variety of thrilling gaming options, including 2,500 state-of-the-art slot machines, 47 table games, a modern sportsbook, and keno. Gun Lake Casino is comprised of high-quality dining amenities, including Shkodé Chophouse with a contemporary take on American cuisine, CBK inspired by the brewery culture in Michigan, 131 Sportsbar & Lounge with over 1,000 square feet of viewing surface for panoramic views of live events, and Harvest Buffet featuring fresh ingredients, cooked to order.

Gun Lake Casino is owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi.