Charitable Giving

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.

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

Limitations and Restrictions

  • 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 is located off Exit 61 on U.S. 131, halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. The casino features over 2,200 slot machines, 47 table games, a 14-table Poker Room, a 225-seat café and 300-seat buffet, along with bars, lounges and live entertainment.

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