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Amy Foundation
For contact information see Foundation Directory Online Free
Sponsors the Amy Writing Awards
Last checked 10/23/17)

Arts Council of Greater Lansing
1208 Turner St.
Lansing, MI 48906
Telephone : 517/372-4636, ext. 3
Fax: 517/484-2564
Hours: Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Status: Public Charity
Contacts: Katie Robiadek, Program Manager, katie@lansingarts.org
Program: City of Lansing General Funds Minigrants
Funding Source: Funded from allocations to the City of Lansing Department of Human Relations and Community Services and administered by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.
Focus: The funds are provided to assist small nonprofit arts organizations in planning arts or cultural events that target Lansing residents.
Eligibility: Non-profit arts organizations in the greater Lansing area planning an arts or cultural event whose target audiences are City of Lansing residents. Applicants must have non profit status evidenced through by-laws, articles of incorporation, constitution, tax determination letter, or other legal documents. Events must take place within Lansing city limites. Agencies currently receiving City of Lansing General funds are ineligible.
Funding Available: Grants up to $3000 may be requested for the annual cycle. The total amount available for the upcoming year is $13,800.
Application Procedures - Deadlines: The application deadline is the first Monday of August for projects taking place between Sept. 1 and June 30. Application packets are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the Arts Council Office or may be requested by telephone.

Program: City of Lansing Sense of Place in the Arts Program
Funding Source: Funded by the City of Lansing and administered by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership on behalf of the Lansing Economic Development Corporation with support from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.
Focus: The purpose of the Sense of Place in the Arts Grant Program is to create community-driven placemaking projects that capitalize on Lansing's assets, inspiration and potential, contributing to a "sense of place" for residents, businesses, and visitors. Projects must take place within the City of Lansing.
Eligibility: Please see Sense of Place in the Arts Program Guidelines document available on website.
Funding Available: For the City of Lansing's Fiscal Year 2014-2015, applicants may apply for $5,000 - $75,000.
Application Procedures -- Deadlines: Applications must be officially postmarked by U.S. Postal Service or hand-delivered by August 15 for projects October 1 - September 30. A FREE workshop for potential applicants will be usually offered. Please review the guidelines and application on the website for more information. For grant technical assistance, please contact Barb Whitney at barb@lansingarts.org to set-up an appointment.

Program: Ingham County Hotel/Motel Tax Funds for Arts and Tourism
Funding Source: Five percent (5%) of Ingham County hotel/motel room tax receipts, per Ingham County Board of Commissioners resolution.
Focus: The production of publicity and promotional materials utilized to attract out-of-county visitors into Ingham County. Eligibility: Non-profit arts and cultural organizations located in Ingham County established primarily for cultural, eductional, artistic, historical or entertainment purposes. Applicants must have non-profit status as evidenced by an Internal Revenue Service 501 (c)(3) letter of determination or a copy of the Articles of Incorporation as filed with the State of Michigan, Department of Commerce.
Funding Available: The maximum grant for any one agency shall be no more than ten percent (10%) of the grant funds available for regranting. The total amount available to grant is around $77,000.
Application Procedures - Deadlines: Applications are available the last Friday in January and are due the last Friday in February. The funding period is January 1-December 31.

Program: MCACA Minigrant Program
Funding Source:Funded by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and run by 19 regional regranting agencies across the state. The program for Region 6 Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties - is administered by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. (Applicants residing elsewhere may contact the ACGL for information on the location of their MCACA regranting agency.)
Focus: Locally developed, high quality art projects that are special opportunities to address local arts needs and increase public access to the arts. Minigrants support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects which preserve, produce, or present the traditional or contemporary arts that employ Michigan artists.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties planning an arts or cultural event. Applicants must have non-profit status evidenced through an IRS determination letter (501(c)(3)) or State of Michigan Certificate of Incorporation. Decisions are made by a panel from submitted applications.
Funding Available: Provides up to $4,000 in financial assistance, on a matching basis. Requests for minigrant funds may not exceed one-half of the project's cost. The total amount available to grant is $42,700.
Application Procedures -- Deadlines: Application packets are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the Arts Council Office or may be requested by telephone. The application process is divided into three rounds during the state's fiscal year and application must be made during the round in which the project will begin. Application deadlines are the first Friday in June for projects beginning between October 1 and January 31, the first Friday in October for projects beginning between February 1 and May 31, and the first Friday in February for projects beginning on or after June 1 and ending by September 30.

Program : Individual Artist Grants
The Arts Council provides $1,000 grants to individual visual, performing or literary artists in two categories: Emerging Artists and Established Artists. Awards are competitive. Competitions are usually announced in November of each year. For more information contact Barb Whitney, Program Manager, at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing by calling (517) 372-4636 x 3 or email to barb@lansingarts.org. Last checked 10/23/17)

Capital Region Community Foundation
Nonprofit Center at the Armory
330 Marshall St., Suite 300
Lansing, MI 48912
EIN: 38-2776652
Telephone : 517.272.2870
Established: 1989
Purpose and activities:
Supports grants for restricted projects, start-up/seed money, capital support, matching/challenge grants, and scholarships in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties.
Types of support: Arts, Community Needs, General, Youth.
No grants for operating support, sectarian or religious programs, endowment funds, individuals, fundraising campaigns, annual meetings, conferences, fellowships, educational loans, travel or research grants.
Applying For A Grant: The Capital Region Community Foundation welcomes grant applications from tax-exempt organizations recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and other qualified entities - government, schools and churches. Gifts are made in the fields of the humanities, education, environment, health care, human services and public benefit. Generally, grant awards are made only to eligible organizations that benefit the residents of Eaton, Clinton, and Ingham Counties. Applications for the Youth Fund are due at the Foundation office on January 30. All other grant requests must be received by March 1. Grant Guidelines, Application forms, and answers to questions are available on this web site or by calling the Foundation program staff at (517) 272-2870.
(Last checked 10/23/17)

Catholic Diocese Of Lansing Offers Grants
The United Catholic Conference on Catholic Bishops Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) helps break the cycle of poverty by encouraging individuals to work together to strengthen their neighborhoods and create new economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their neighbors. By supporting the grassroots efforts of community groups, CCHD brings hope, fosters self-sufficiency, and provides tools for permanent improvement. During its 30+ year history, CCHD has funded more than 4,000 self-help projects developed by grassroots groups of poor persons. Each year CCHD distributes national grants to more than 300 projects based in local communities. In addition, hundreds of smaller projects are funded through the 25 percent share of the CCHD collection retained by dioceses. The projects' successes and the relationships developed have significantly changed the lives of the poor in our country. For more information, call Barb Pott at 342-2470.
(Last checked 10/23/17)

Cline Foundation
For contact information see Foundation Directory Online Free
There are actually two different Cline Foundations at the same address. One focuses on funding for the education, health care, and philanthropy/voluntarism and the other focuses on agriculture and religion.
Application process: Send letter
(Last checked 10/23/17)

Consumers Energy Foundation
The Consumers Energy Foundation (formerly called the Consumers Power Foundation) is the philanthropic arm of Consumers Energy. It provides funding to areas including education, the environment, Michigan growth & enhancement, culture and the arts, social services and emerging issues. For more information, send an e-mail to foundation@consumersenergy.com.
Listed in FDOP.
(Last checked 10/23/17)

Joanne Cross-Coon Foundation
For contact information see Foundation Directory Online Free
Provide grants to Seventh Day Adventist organizations and activities. Giving limited to Michigan. No grants to individuals.
(Last checked 10/23/17)

Dart Foundation
500 Hogsback Road
Mason, MI 48854
EIN: 38-2562664
State Registration Number: CT#8603
Telephone : (517) 676-3803
Contact : For questions, contact Claudia Deschaine, Grants Manager, at 517-244-2190 or request more information online.
Description : The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1984 by William A. and Claire T. Dart. Founded in Mason, Michigan, the Dart Foundation continues to be headquartered there. B ecause of this, the mid-Michigan area has long been a focal point of Dart Foundation philanthropy. Each year grants are also awarded in other areas of the United States and a select number of national grants are made. Historically, it has been the Dart Foundation's preference to make grants toward education (primarily math, science and engineering) and youth programs. Other major areas of interest have included health, disaster relief and journalism programs that focus on the accuracy of news reporting on scientific and environmental issues. Additionally, major support is given to national projects such as the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, a global resource for journalists who cover violence.
Fields of Interest: Education, engineering & technology, environment, science, youth, math, journalism, victims.
Geographical preference: giving primarily in the Central Michigan and Sarasota, FL areas
Application procedures: Applicants are encouraged to use the Dart Foundation Application Form and Guidelines which are available on the DART Foundation web site. Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. However, if your grant request is over $5,000, deadlines apply. Deadlines for grant requests over $5,000 are: June 15, September 15, December 15, & March 15.
Limitations: Contributions are planned a year in advance and based on a calender-year budget period. Interim donations are rarely made. No donations for the support of an individual or that individual's activities can be made directly to such individual
Listed in FDOP.
(Last checked 10/23/17)

Delta Dental Foundation
Since it was established in 1980 as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental, the Delta Dental Foundation has provided grants totaling more than $9.5 million to organizations that provide dental care for the under-served, to programs that promote the importance of good oral health, and to educational institutions to enhance dental education and research. Our valuable relationships with the dental profession, as well as other groups focused on oral health issues, continue to help the Delta Dental Foundation make a difference in the tri-state region. Provides scholarship funding for students attending Michigan dental schools.
Listed in FDOP.
(Last checked 10/23/17)

Dunnings Foundation, Inc.
For contact information see Foundation Directory Online Free
Provides support for scholarships and grants to institutions of higher learning.
Initial approach: Letter stating need.
(Last checked 10/23/17)

Eaton County Community Foundation
P. O. Box 294
Charlotte, MI 48813
Telephone : 517/543-7500 or 517/485-6444
Contact : Hon. Thomas S. Eveland, Ext. 305
Alternate Contact Person : Mona Ellard, c/o MSU Extension, Courthouse Complex, Charlotte, MI 48813
Telephone : 517/372-5594
Purpose and activities: To provide funding for charitable programs in the areas of civic and cultural affairs, health, education, and social services.
Limitations: Focuses on Eaton County only
Source: Lansing State Journal, June 9, 1996, p.4D.
Additional information resources available in MSU Foundation Collection:
  • Eaton County Community Foundation (brochure)
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Eyster Charitable Family Foundation
    For contact information see Foundation Directory Online Free
    Application process: Send letter. Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Hal and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation
    Telephone: (517) 482-3800
    Contact: Neil A. McLean, President
    Application: Application form not required
    Deadlines: None
    The Hall & Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. The Foundation was established in 1992 to receive and administer funds for these charitable and educational purposes:
  • To encourage firearms shooting skills competition.
  • To promote the lawful use and possession of firearms.
  • To help fund game bird and animal research studies by schools of natural resources.
  • To support research of animal diseases affecting dogs and cats.
  • To provide for the welfare of animals through the American Humane Society or other organizations that are not anti-hunting.
  • The Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, match funds and other support to 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organizations whose mission statements are supportive of these objectives.
    Also listed under Michigan Grant Makers.
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Granger Foundation
    6267 Aurelius Road
    P.O. Box 22187
    Lansing, MI 48909-2187
    EIN: 38-2251879
    State Registration Number : CT 6962
    Telephone: (517) 393-1670
    Contact: Eva Lee, Secretary, Telephone: (517) 887-4126; Fax: (517) 318-4226
    Type of Grantmaker: Family foundation
    Established: 1977
    Purpose and activities: The mission of the Granger Foundation has been to support Christ-centered activities and youth activities. Have also occasionally supported educational institutions, the Arts, the Capital Area United Way, and emergency requests from the local community.
    Limitations: Primarily concentrates funding to 501(c)3 organizations in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton County, Michigan area. No support for endowments, fund raising, social events, conferences, or exhibits. No grants to individuals.
    Grant guidelines: Available on the web
    Application forms : Available on the web. The foundation may request additional information about projects of interest.
    Copies of proposal required: 4
    Deadlines: Grant requests are reviewed semi-annually. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 15th of April and October (or the following Monday if the 15th is a weekend or holiday).
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Granger III Foundation, Inc.
    P.O. Box 27185
    Lansing, MI 48909-7185
    Contact: Ray A. Easton
    Purpose and activities: The mission of the Granger Foundation has been to support Christ-centered activities and youth activities.
    Limitations: Primarily concentrates funding to 501(c)3 organizations in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton County, Michigan area. No support for endowments, fund raising, social events, conferences, or exhibits. No grants to individuals.
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Great Lakes Capital Fund Nonprofit Housing Corporation
    (formerly Michigan Capital Fund for Non-Profit Housing Corporation)
    1000 S. Washington Ave., Ste. 200
    Lansing, MI 48910-1647
    Note : applications not accepted
    Description : Giving primarily for the delivery of quality, affordable housing to the poor and underprivileged, the promotion of efforts to facilitate self-sufficiency and upward mobility of very-low and low-income households, and the preservation of social welfare through efforts to facilitate the construction and development of housing for very low-, low- and moderate-income households in a manner directed to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, lessen neighborhood tensions, and combat the deterioration of communities throughout Michigan.
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    The Greater Lansing Foundation
    c/o National City Bank of MI/IL
    120 N. Washington Square, Suite 650
    P.O. Box 21007
    Lansing, MI 48909-1007
    EIN: 38-6057513
    State Registration Number : CT 761
    Telephone: (517) 334-5299
    Fax: (517) 334-5445
    Contact: Steven Peters
    E-mail: Steven.Peters@nationalcity.com
    Type of Grantmaker: Private independent foundation
    Established: The Greater Lansing Foundation (GLF) was established as a community foundation in 1947 in Lansing, Michigan. Its status changed in 1980 to an independent private foundation. In 1998 GLF's Distribution Committee donated nearly all of its unrestricted assets (over $4.3 million) to the Capital Region Community Foundation to create a donor advised fund. The Distribution Committee acts as the advisor to this fund.
    Purpose and activities: (1) To promote the well-being of the inhabitants of Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton Counties by distributing income from unrestricted assets to local charitable, public, or educational institutions. (2) To fulfill the intent of individual donors by distributing income from restricted assets per their directives to charitable, public, or educational entities
    Fields of interest: Arts/cultural programs, Education, Health care, Health associations, Disabled, Economically disadvantaged
    Types of support: Annual campaigns, Consulting services, Emergency funds, Equipment, Matching/challenge support, Building/renovation, Publication, Seed money, Capital campaigns, Program development, Research, Conferences/seminars, Scholarship funds.
    Limitations: Applications no longer accepted. Unrestricted funds are now handled by the Capital Region Community Foundation. Generally, no grants for individuals, operating budgets, endowment funds, continuing support, deficit financing, land acquisition, technical assistance, or loans.
    Application information: Unsolicited requests for funds no longer considered. Interested parties are referred to the Capital Region Community Foundation.
    Board meeting date(s): Distribution Committee usually meets in May and November.
    Trustee Bank: National City Bank of MI/IL
    Number of staff: None
    Historical document:
  • Looking Ahead with Lansing : The Story of the Greater Lansing Foundation (1958)

  • (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Haslett-Okemos Rotary Foundation
    P. O. Box 516
    Okemos, MI 48864-0516
    Funds local nonprofits such as the YMCA, food banks, D.A.R.E., and provides scholarships to Haslett and Okemos High School graduating seniors. For more information, contact Duane Possanza at (517) 349-0622 or send a letter. This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because its income is less than $25,000.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Heritage Mark Foundation
    P. O. Box 980
    East Lansing, MI 48826-0980
    EIN: 23-7017100
    Telephone : 517/337-1373
    Contact : Frederick C. Foote
    Application procedures: Send letter.
    Giving primarily to Christian agencies and churches, with emphasis on evangelism. Pre-selected organizations only.
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Jackson County Community Foundation
    230 W. Michigan Avenue
    Jackson, MI 49201-2230
    Telephone: (517) 787-1321
    Fax: (517) 787-4333
    E-mail: info@jacksoncf.org
    Background: Incorporated in 1948. Formerly known as the Jackson Foundation.
    Purpose and activities: The foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in Jackson County, MI, for projects and programs where a moderate amount of grant money can effect a significant result. The foundation's areas of interest include the performing arts, arts and humanities, historic preservation, education at all levels and adult basic education/literacy, the environment, health care and health associations, family services, children and youth services, and community development. Types of support include general operating support, capital campaigns, building/renovation, equipment acquisition, land acquisition,program development, seed grants, technical assistance, consulting services, program-related investments, and matching funds. Proposals are invited for projects characterized by a well-planned approach to community issues; a base of other support (financial, participatory, and voluntary); efficient use of community resources; new approaches to solving community problems or implementing projects; coordination, cooperation, and sharing among charitable organizations and elimination of project duplication; and volunteer participation and citizen involvement.
    Limitations: Giving limited to nonprofit organizations in Jackson County, Michigan. No support for religious purposes. No grants to individuals (except through designated funds), or for endowment funds, scholarships, fellowships, publications, or conferences.
    Application process: Applicants should make initial contactby telephone, letter, or visit for staff consultation. The program director will work with the requesting organization to discuss the proposed grant application including appropriate policies and criteria of the Foundation and applicable federal and state requirements.
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Jackson National Life Insurance Company
    Jackson National Community Fund (JNCF)
    web link
    Through the Jackson National Community Fund (JNCF), Jackson and its employees invest in the communities in which we live and work -- Lansing, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; and Nashville, Tennessee. Corporate donations and sponsorships are directed to community enrichment programs, institutions of higher learning and charitable organizations, with a particular focus on organizations, programs and events dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and the elderly. Jackson directs the majority of its funding toward nonprofit charitable organizations that benefit children or the elderly in those communities in which Jackson operates. The JNCF Executive Committee will review corporate grant requests during four funding cycles each year. Please use these dates to determine which funding cycle best suits your needs. For more information about the Jackson National Community Fund or Jackson's community partnerships, please call (877) 930-3843 or send an e-mail to jncf@jackson.com.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Joe D. Pentecost Foundation
    1651 W. Lake Lansing Rd., Ste. 300
    East Lansing, MI 48823-6337
    Contact : Rita F. Stoskopf, Pres.
    Telephone : (517) 336-5000
    Fax: (517) 336-5882
    Email : rita@jdpfoundation.org
    Description : The Joe D. Pentecost Foundation is a foundation established by Joe D. Pentecost on July 2, 2002. its mission is to support and enrich the educational, social and economic life of the greater Lansing Michigan area. The Foundation awards grants to qualified nonprofit organizations with specific, identifiable needs in these areas of support: Higher education, Alcoholic and drug abuse programs, Improvement of after-school learning opportunities, Education of youth on health issues, Scholarships to accredited Universities or Colleges, and Youth agencies.
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Junior League of Lansing
    271 Woodland Pass Centre, Suite 115
    East Lansing, MI 48823
    Telephone : (517) 324-3734
    Fax : (517) 324-3735
    Purpose: The Junior League of Lansing, Michigan, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
    Funding Program : Community Needs Fund
    Limitations : Organizations must be a non-profit agency with a 501(c)3 status and located with a 25-mile radius of Lansing. Requests must fall within the Junior League of Lansing's focus area of "serving children and families at risk". Requests will be reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis. Application requirements : Briefly describe your organization's mission and history. Describe project and/or intent for which funds will be used. List intended benefits. Indicate who you are collaborating with. Will your project require raising funds from other sources. If yes, explain strategy for obtaining additional funds. An application form is available by contacting the organization.
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Library of Michigan Foundation
    P. O. Box 30159
    702 W. Kalamazoo St.
    Lansing, MI 48909
    Purpose: The Library of Michigan Foundation provides financial resources for major projects of the Library of Michigan, promotes the necessity and use of library resources and services for all citizens of Michigan, and secures funding to implement or encourage significant projects for libraries throughout Michigan. Priorities include: Genealogy reference materials, Cultural and Historic Preservation of Michigan's printed heritage; Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Lowe's Gives Foundation: Community Partners
    The Lowe's Gives Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the communities where Lowe's operates stores and distribution centers throughout the United States. The Foundation's Community Partners grant program supports nonprofit organizations and local municipalities undertaking high-need projects such as building renovations and upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades, and safety improvements. Grants range from $2,001 to $100,000. The 2018 application deadlines are May 11 and August 24. Visit the company's website to review the giving guidelines and to take the eligibility quiz.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Macy's Philanthropic Programs (Lansing and Meridian Malls)
    Also listed under Michigan Grant Makers
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    W. E. Maldonado Charitable Foundation Trust
    4722 Huron Hills Drive
    Okemos, MI 48864
    Telephone : (517) 349-2471
    Contact : Wilford E. Maldonado, Trustee
    Purpose and activities:
    Limitations: None
    Application procedures: Letter required indicating intended use of funds
    Submission deadlines: None
    EIN: 38-6550486
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    MEEMIC Foundation for the Future of Education
    P. O. Box 1250
    Okemos, MI 48805-1250
    Telephone: (517) 381-9301
    Fax: (517) 381-9349
    E-mail: mstrolle@meemic.com
    Are you an enthusiastic member of the educational community with innovative, original ideas for programs, events or projects that will enhance your students' classroom experiences? The MEEMIC Foundation for the Future of Education, a non-profit organization created in 1992 by the MEEMIC Insurance Company offers financial assistance to schools and educators in the form of mini-grants.
    Also listed under Michigan Grant Makers
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Meijer, Inc. Corporate Giving Program
    c/o Public and Consumer Affairs Dept.
    2929 Walker Ave. N.W.
    Grand Rapids, MI 49544-9428
    Sponsors many nonprofit activities and projects in the local area. Contact your local store about selling Meijer bucks to raise money for your nonprofit.
    Also listed under Michigan Grant Makers
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Michigan Retailers Foundation
    603 S Washington Avenue
    Lansing, MI 48933
    Awarded $5,500 in grants to Lansing Community groups in 1999: $2000 to the Sexton High School Fine & Performing Arts Association; $1,500 to the Oldsmobile Heritage Center; $1,000 to the Michigan Women's Studies Association; and $1,000 to the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department for improvements to Cherry Hill Neighborhood Park. Also provides scholarships to member's children. Source: Lansing State Journal, Business Extra, October 4, 1999, p.7. Awards scholarships to undergraduates studying marketing and management. More information about the scholarships is listed on the Michigan Retailers Association web page. Not required to file an annual return with the IRS because its income is less than $25,000. It is a 501(c)(03) public charity. Bonus: State News article about scholarships.
    Also listed under Michigan Grant Makers
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Nine Tuna Foundation
    511 Little Lake Dr.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103-6224
    E-mail: info@ninetuna.org
    The Nine Tuna Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Lansing, Michigan. NTF makes grants primarily to Lansing-area non-profit organizations; in the past, grants have been made in the areas of science education, the arts, and the environment/animals. Note: applications not accepted.
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    A. J. Pasant Memorial Scholarship Trust
    P. O. Box 24068
    Lansing, MI 48909
    Telephone : 517/887-5029
    Contact : Larry C. Jordan, Administrator
    Purpose and activities: provide scholarships for Jackson National Life Insurance Company employees and their children.
    Limitations: Application required. Employees have to have worked for Jackson National Life for at least two years to qualify.
    EIN: 38-2937298
    State Registration Number : 10550
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    R. E. Olds Foundation
    P. O. Box 4900
    East Lansing, MI 48826-4900
    Telephone : (517) 332-0234
    Email: : reoldsfoundation@gmail.com
    Limitations: No assistance to individuals or organizations outside the U.S.
    Submission deadlines: None
    EIN: 38-1485403
    State Registration Number: CT873
    The foundation is committed to the greater Lansing Tri-County community, through the support of community-based education programs focusing on youth, access to health care, animal welfare and environmental issues.
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Rite Aid Foundation and Community Giving
    The Rite Aid Foundation, founded in July 2001, is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping people in the communities Rite Aid serves lead happier, healthier lives. We limit our funding to nonprofit programs that benefit communities in which Rite Aid operates. We are specifically interested in improving the lives of our customers and associates through projects that focus on health care, women and families.
    Also listed under Michigan Grant Makers
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation
    The mission of the Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation is to establish an enduring source of revenue where Lansing Rotarians may honor the club's creed of "service above self" by supporting charitable endeavors of import with positive impact on our city, our nation and our world. One program worth noting is the "Signature Projects" grants program which supports charitable endeavors that have a signficant impact on our city, our nation, and the world. Local grants in 2007 totaling $130,000 were given to Riverwalk Theater, Impression 5 Science Museum, the H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program, and Haven House.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    SAM'S Club Foundation
    See Wal-Mart Foundation
    The Community Matching Grant Program is the largest program funded by the SAM'S Club Foundation. This program involves fundraising efforts by nonprofit organizations at local SAM'S Club with the participation and support of company associates. After approval for fundraising, the SAM'S Club Foundation will match up to $1,000 of the funds raised at the SAM'S CLUB location. Nonprofit organizations, public schools, churches, and government agencies qualify for the Matching Grant Program. To learn more about receiving a grant from your local SAM'S CLUB, please see the Community Involvement Coordinator at the location closest to you.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Bill & Vi Sigmund Foundation
    The purpose of the Bill and Vi Sigmund Foundation is to assist citizens of Jackson and Lenewee Counties, Michigan in improving the quality of their lives. The Foundation does this by providing grants for educational, charitable, civic, literary, or cultural purposes.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Target Foundation and Corporate Giving
    The Target Corporation family of companies, including Target have been giving back to the community since we opened our first Dayton's store 53 years ago. We give $57 million back to the communities we serve each year. That's over $1 million every single week. This money goes for worthwhile projects that benefit families, education, children and the arts. Target is proud of the communities we are in. And we have been giving back to them on every purchase since we opened in 1962.
    Also listed under Michigan Grant Makers
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    W. B. & Candace Thoman Foundation
    222 N. Washington Square, Ste 400
    Lansing, MI 48933
    Telephone : (517) 484-8282
    Contact : Benjamin O. Schwendener, Jr., President
    A Short History About the W. B. and Candace Thomans
    Limitations: Tax Exempt organizations only. No grants to political organizations or organizations whose purposes are to influence legislation. No grants to churches and religious organizations or programs.
    EIN: 23-7029842
    State Registration Number: CT3425
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Tri-County Electric People Fund
    Address and contact information, most recent grants, grants given in each district, guidelines and application forms are available on web page.
    EIN: 38-3083659
    Purpose and activities: In 1993, we created the Tri-County Electric People Fund, made possible by customers who allow us to "round up" their monthly electric bills to the next dollar. Over $1,000,000 has been granted to families and organizations with special needs since January 1993. Special needs funded include food, shelter, clothing, health, and other humane needs and for programs or services that benefit a significant segment of a community.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    John D. Voelker Foundation
    Provides $4000 scholarships for Native American scholars to attend law school, usually matched by the scholar's tribe under an agreement between the foundation and the Inter-Tribal Council.
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    John D. Voelker Foundation
    Robert Traver Fly Fishing Fiction Award
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    WalMart State Giving Program
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and the Wal-Mart Foundation have a history of supporting the communities we serve. Last year alone, Wal-Mart stores, Sam's Clubs and the Wal-Mart Foundation contributed and raised over $400 million, giving back to more than 100,000 charitable and community-based organizations.
    To increase the impact of our giving, the Wal-Mart Foundation has launched the State Giving Program (SGP). Through this program, the Wal-Mart Foundation will award grants at the state and regional level to support unmet needs that are not directly addressed by any of our current programs.
    To help facilitate this process, the Foundation has created State Giving Advisory Councils, made up of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. associates, for every state and Washington, D.C. The Advisory Councils will determine the needs within their state, review all eligible state specific grant applications and make funding recommendations to the Wal-Mart Foundation.
    The program's priority funding categories include: Education, targeting the needs of underserved young people ages 12-30; Job Skills Training, specifically support services to help people improve their work-related skills; Health, with a focus on access to healthcare and the promotion of healthy lifestyles; and Environmental Sustainability, including recycling programs, outdoor classrooms, etc. The minimum grant size for this program is $5,000. The remaining application deadlines for this year are September 25 and December 19. Visit the website listed above to submit an online application.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Weatherwax Foundation
    145 S. Jackson St.
    Jackson, MI 49201-1283
    Telephone : (517) 787-2117
    E-mail : wwfnd@sbcglobal.net
    Contact : Maria Miceli Dotterweich, Executive Director
    Founders : Kenneth A. Weatherwax and Peter A. Weatherwax
    History : from Weatherwax Foundation Brochure
    Purpose and activities: Support of classical education, culture and arts; civic and citizenship programs, care of the needy, family strengthening and character building, science education.
    Limitations: Must be qualified under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; providing funding in the Michigan counties of Jackson, Hillsdale and Lenawee with preference given to Jackson.
    Application procedures: from Weatherwax Foundation Brochure
    Submission deadlines: Granting decisions are made monthly with requests reviewed in the order in which they are received; generally 8-12 weeks for a decision. Three complete copies of all materials must be submitted.
    EIN: 38-6439807
    State Registration Number: NA
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Albert A. White Foundation
    3511 Coolidge Rd., Ste. 100
    East Lansing, MI 48823-6390
    Telephone: (517) 351-6836
    Giving focuses on East Lansing, Michigan, and community/economic development or recreation/parks/playgrounds.
    Gave away $155,000 in the year ending September 30, 2008
    List in FDOP
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    John and Elizabeth Whiteley Foundation
    5801 W. Michigan Ave.
    Lansing, MI 48917
    Contact: Donald B. Lawrence, Jr., Pres.
    Telephone : 517/886-7176, Extension 115
    Fax: 517/886-1080
    E-mail: mstray@hubbardlaw.com
    Purpose and activities: Sponsors business education scholarships, scholarships for Episcopal Seminary students, and grants for community development and religious purposes.
    Limitations: Scholarships are limited to students whose parents reside in Ingham County. Previous recipients are allowed to reapply as college students. Scholarships my also be awarded to Episcopal seminary students. Grants are normally limited to the Episcopal Church and Seminaries and/or nonprofit organizations in Ingham County, Michigan.
    Application procedures: Letter required for grants indicating intended use of funds. Students may request a current application form from their high school guidance office or by calling (517) 886-7176.
    Submission deadlines: The Whiteley Foundation scholarship application form is changed every year to reflect updated information and due date. Regular grant requests may be submitted at any time.
    EIN: 38-1558108
    Listed in FDOP.
    (Last checked 10/23/17)

    Bennie C. Wickens Foundation, Inc.
    2510 Kerry St., Ste. 102
    Lansing, MI 48912
    Telephone: (517) 372-9600
    Funding Interest : Housing/shelter, Human services, and Religion
    (Last checked 10/23/17)



    Current listings from the Foundation Directory Online Professional (June 2016):
    Akers Trust, Forrest H. Okemos, MI Assets: $9,141,770 Giving: $443,000
    Ambrosiani Foundation Dewitt, MI Assets: $604,273 Giving: $30,743
    Amy Foundation, The Lansing, MI Assets: $30,108 Giving: $0
    Beckwith Constitutional Liberties Fund, Gerald, The East Lansing, MI Assets: $77,113 Giving: $36,967
    Capital Area United Way Lansing, MI Assets: $4,554,821 Giving: $2,030,779
    Capital Region Community Foundation Lansing, MI Assets: $81,083,450 Giving: $3,164,396
    Caravan Youth Center Lansing, MI Assets: $172,917 Giving: $5,000
    Centennial Mission Foundation, Inc. Bath, MI Assets: $24,287 Giving: $12,000
    Cinnaire Corp. Lansing, MI Assets: $36,534,000 Giving: $106,568
    Cline Foundation Haslett, MI Assets: $1,519,221 Giving: $60,330
    Cline Foundation, The Haslett, MI Assets: $1,303,125 Giving: $57,044
    Com Scribe Service, Inc. East Lansing, MI Assets: $0 Giving: $0
    Coon Foundation, Joanne Cross Lansing, MI Assets: $347,935 Giving: $18,600
    Currie Foundation, James A., The Okemos, MI Assets: $1,290,484 Giving: $57,500
    Czado Catholic Education Fund, Mary Lansing, MI Assets: $75,776 Giving: $16,758
    Dart Energy Foundation Inc., The Mason, MI Assets: $1,204,241 Giving: $65,000
    Dart Foundation, Robert C. Mason, MI Assets: $27,915,774 Giving: $252,358
    Dart Foundation, The Mason, MI Assets: $612,976 Giving: $4,376,299
    Delta Dental Foundation Lansing, MI Assets: $53,614,047 Giving: $1,637,574
    Dunnings Foundation Inc. Lansing, MI Assets: $170,854 Giving: $0
    East Lansing Pinecrest Neighborhood Association East Lansing, MI Assets: $1,863 Giving: $0
    Eaton County Community Foundation, The Lansing, MI Assets: N/A Giving: N/A
    Eaton County United Way Charlotte, MI Assets: $468,509 Giving: $71,399
    Emergency Medicine Research Group Inc. Williamston, MI Assets: $493 Giving: $0
    Eyster Charitable Family Foundation Williamston, MI Assets: $0 Giving: $3,464
    Ezekiel House, Inc. Lansing, MI Assets: $0 Giving: $0
    Food Bank Council of Michigan, Inc. Lansing, MI Assets: $2,394,390 Giving: $22,362,747
    Geers Foundation, Herm and Shirley Lansing, MI Assets: $2,489,885 Giving: $115,000
    Glassen Memorial Foundation, Hal and Jean Sunfield, MI Assets: $5,370,337 Giving: $297,455
    GPS Guide to Personal Solutions Lansing, MI Assets: $1,404 Giving: $0
    Granger Foundation Lansing, MI Assets: $11,607,419 Giving: $1,091,000
    Granger III Foundation Inc. Lansing, MI Assets: $5,958,221 Giving: $907,930
    Great Lakes Fishery Trust Lansing, MI Assets: $17,277,739 Giving: $5,978,442
    Greater Lansing Destination Development Foundation Lansing, MI Assets: $103,658 Giving: $26,624
    Harding Scholarship Fund, George Lansing, MI Assets: $47,326 Giving: N/A
    Heritage Mark Foundation East Lansing, MI Assets: $14,947,888 Giving: $1,929,724
    India Foundation East Lansing, MI Assets: $2,052,863 Giving: $102,753
    Jackson National Community Fund Lansing, MI Assets: N/A Giving: N/A
    Junior League of Lansing, Michigan East Lansing, MI Assets: $905,555 Giving: $24,573
    Kalamazoo Promise Lansing, MI Assets: $114,237 Giving: $0
    Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation Mason, MI Assets: $786,821 Giving: $265,821
    Komen for the Cure of Mid-Michigan, Susan G. East Lansing, MI Assets: N/A Giving: N/A
    Lamoreaux Family Foundation Lansing, MI Assets: $16,511 Giving: $1,600
    Lansing Art Gallery, Inc. Lansing, MI Assets: $175,012 Giving: N/A
    Larzelere Foundation, Henry E. & Annabel East Lansing, MI Assets: $586,191 Giving: $31
    Lesher Scholarship Trust, Dorothy Below Lansing, MI Assets: $29,022 Giving: $1,400
    Library of Michigan Foundation Lansing, MI Assets: $2,262,182 Giving: N/A
    Lions of Michigan Service Foundation, Inc. Lansing, MI Assets: $1,576,170 Giving: $265,984
    Mass Times Trust Lansing, MI Assets: $36,880 Giving: $0
    Mason State Bank Centennial Fund Mason, MI Assets: $50,949 Giving: $0
    McLean Foundation, The Okemos, MI Assets: $38,176 Giving: $21,000
    Meridian Foundation Lansing, MI Assets: $1,966,722 Giving: $110,000
    Michigan Agri-Business Association Educational Trust Fund East Lansing, MI Assets: $558,051 Giving: $23,950
    Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Lansing, MI Assets: $315,247 Giving: $14,000
    Michigan Dental Association Relief Fund Okemos, MI Assets: N/A Giving: N/A
    Michigan Dental Foundation Okemos, MI Assets: $1,901,946 Giving: $37,655
    Michigan Education Association Scholarship Fund East Lansing, MI Assets: $1,235,875 Giving: $42,750
    Michigan Friends of Education Stockbridge, MI Assets: N/A Giving: N/A
    Michigan Humanities Council Lansing, MI Assets: $756,662 Giving: $371,755
    Michigan State AFL-CIO Human Resources Development, Inc. Lansing, MI Assets: $767,589 Giving: $569,060
    Michigan State Bar Foundation Lansing, MI Assets: $8,162,587 Giving: $1,986,384
    Michigan State Medical Society Foundation East Lansing, MI Assets: $1,592,370 Giving: $57,755
    Mother's Grace Foundation Okemos, MI Assets: $7,063 Giving: $0
    Nickless Family Charitable Foundation, The Okemos, MI Assets: $5,606,700 Giving: $140,000
    Olds Foundation, R. E. East Lansing, MI Assets: $4,020,298 Giving: $210,555
    Peckham Vocational Industries, Inc. Lansing, MI Assets: $123,262,103 Giving: $378
    Pentecost Foundation, Joe D. East Lansing, MI Assets: $21,693,534 Giving: $855,195
    Pinecrest School Parent Council East Lansing, MI Assets: $9,773 Giving: $14,866
    Pink House Dress Shop Eaton Rapids, MI Assets: $2,739 Giving: $0
    Poskey Charitable Foundation, Leo & Alta Williamston, MI Assets: $388,425 Giving: $16,413
    Quiachon, M.D. Foundation, Mary Anne S. Quiachon Memorial & Ernesto Okemos, MI Assets: $40,025 Giving: $0
    Reid Foundation, Joseph D. and Jerry L., The Lansing, MI Assets: $252,847 Giving: $31,218
    Rennaissance Family Foundation, Inc. Okemos, MI Assets: $1,000,000 Giving: $0
    Rotary District 6360 Foundation Charlotte, MI Assets: $204,459 Giving: $126,109
    Roznowski Foundation, Steven F. and Melinda I., The Williamston, MI Assets: $1,644,538 Giving: $313,600
    Savage Foundation East Lansing, MI Assets: $332,477 Giving: $18,000
    Scholarship Fund of Flint Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry Lansing, MI Assets: $12,873 Giving: $14,000
    Schultheiss Foundation, Elizabeth Willliamston, MI Assets: $1,640 Giving: $13,400
    Serf Foundation East Lansing, MI Assets: $401,911 Giving: $8,000
    Serve First Foundation East Lansing, MI Assets: $1,267 Giving: $0
    Skuller Foundation, Edwin J. Okemos, MI Assets: $177,791 Giving: $7,684
    Smith Charitable Fund, Steve Lansing, MI Assets: N/A Giving: N/A
    Society of the Brethren Leslie, MI Assets: $466 Giving: $6,128
    Sparrow Foundation Lansing, MI Assets: $16,892,749 Giving: $1,856,561
    Spartan Chassis Foundation Charlotte, MI Assets: $78,225 Giving: $105,6023
    Stepping Stones Foundation Holt, MI Assets: $47,111 Giving: $200
    Thoman Foundation, W. B. & Candace Lansing, MI Assets: $2,801,307 Giving: $154,750
    Trumley Family Foundation Okemos, MI Assets: $666,623 Giving: $47,078
    Voelker Foundation, John D Lansing, MI Assets: N/A Giving: N/A
    Vomberg Foundation, The Olivet, MI Assets: $765,851 Giving: $32,750
    Waverly Education Foundation Lansing, MI Assets: N/A Giving: N/A
    Weller Fund, The Lansing, MI Assets: $935 Giving: $1,200
    Whiteley Foundation, John and Elizabeth, The Lansing, MI Assets: $1,021,508 Giving: $50,000
    Wickens Foundation, Inc., Bennie C. Lansing, MI Assets: $1,880,156 Giving: $105,500
    Wicker's Foundation, The Charlotte, MI Assets: $232,914 Giving: $12,000
    Wildside Rehabilitation and Education Center Eaton Rapids, MI Assets: $0 Giving: $0


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