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7-Eleven Community Outreach Programs
7-Eleven supports non-profits, libraries, and schools particularly in the following areas: (1) Education is our signature cause, specifically programs that assist adolescents and adults (ages 14 and above) with: Workforce Development and Language Education. 7-Eleven is especially interested in programs that assist at-risk and economically disadvantaged individuals. (2) The company also supports educational programs that recognize the rich cultural diversity in our communities and promote better understanding and tolerance among cultures throughout America. 7-Eleven has a specific interest in programs that serve ethnic and inner-city constituents. (3) 7-Eleven supports programs designed to prevent crime and build stronger, safer and more caring communities, with a special interest in youth-related programs. (4) 7-Eleven also supports the fight against hunger, providing by in-kind contributions of fresh foods to pre-selected food banks in markets where 7-Eleven operates.
Normal grants fall in the $1000-$2500 range and are not renewable. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Requests should be mailed to : Nancy Lear, Manager, Community Affairs, 7-Eleven, Inc., P. O. Box 711, Dallas, Texas 75221
(Last checked 02/13/13)

Allen Foundation (Midland)
Established in 1975 by agricultural chemist William Webster Allen and based in Midland, Michigan, the Allen Foundation makes grants to projects that benefit human nutrition in the areas of education, training, and research. Web site contains foundation annual reports.
(Last checked 02/13/13)

Allen H. & Nydia Meyers Foundation, see Meyers Foundation

(A. M.) Todd Company Foundation, see Todd Company Foundation

American Axle & Manufacturing Corporate Giving
Most of AAM's community and business contributions, sponsorships and volunteer activities support educational, youth-focused initiatives—programs that have a direct impact on our future workforce.
(Last checked 02/13/13)

Americana Foundation
The Americana Foundation was established by Adolph H. Meyer and Ginger Meyer to support, through philanthropy, their varied personal interests. Their success in industry and their interest in agriculture and the protection of urban open space, combined with their deep knowledge of and appreciation for authentic American art, have been the guiding focus for the programs of the foundation....The purpose of the Americana Foundation is to support educational and advocacy programs that address the preservation of American agriculture, the conservation of natural resources, and the protection and presentation of expressions of America's heritage....We focus on two program areas of protection, preservation and education: (1) American heritage expressed through its material culture and (2) Natural resources and agriculture through land use and growth management.
(Last checked 02/13/13)

Amway One by One Campaign for Children
The Amway One by One Campaign for Children rallies the resources of the entire Amway family to make a difference in the lives of children around the world. By creating local partnerships, we can address specific issues facing children and improve the way they live, learn, achieve, and play.
(Last checked 02/13/13)

Amy Foundation
The foundation sponsors the Amy Foundation Writing Awards program to recognize creative, skillful writing that applies in a sensitive, thought-provoking manner the biblical principles to issues affecting the world today, with an emphasis on discipling; support also for Christian organizations.
(Last checked 02/13/13)

Arcus Foundation (Kalamazoo)
The Arcus Foundation was initiated by Jon L. Stryker and Robert E. Schram in 1997 as a family foundation that seeks to contribute to a pluralistic society that celebrates diversity and dignity, invests in youth and justice, and promotes tolerance and compassion. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding programs that fight prejudice and descrimination and protect and defend human and civil rights. The Arcus Foundation hopes to further illuminate the presence and contributions of the people in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community, and the issues which confront them. The Foundation also supports the preservation of ape sanctuaries.
(Last checked 02/13/13)

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
Funds are granted on the basis of high artistic quality and merit to artists and organizations in order to strengthen our cultural resources. Funds are also reserved for K-12 programs.
(Last checked 02/13/13)

ArtServe Michigan (Southfield and Grand Rapids)
On May 1,1997 four organizations -- Arts Foundation of Michigan, Business Volunteers for the Arts, Concerned Citizens for the Arts in Michigan and Michigan Alliance for Arts Education -- joined to become ArtServe Michigan. The new organization will offer Individual Artist Awards and Governors' Awards for Arts and Culture, as well as provide general oversight for various arts activities throughout Michigan.
(Last checked 02/13/13)

Baiardi Family Foundation, Inc.
Funds primarily in Michigan, with concentrations in the Detroit Metropolitan Area Community and in Northwest Lower Michigan, specifically Emmet County. Areas of interest include: Health Care, Education, The Arts, Environmental Stewardship, Land Use and Conservation, Catholic and Judeo-Christian Traditions and Values, Community Resources.
(Last checked 02/13/13)

Besser Foundation
123 N. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707-2801
Telephone : (989) 354-4722
E-mail : besserfoundation@verizon.net
Limitations : Giving limited to the Alpena, MI, area.
Source: Operating Grants for Nonprofit Organizations 2004.

Best Buy Community Grants
The Best Buy Children's Foundation strengthens communities through national and local grantmaking programs. With @15, our goal is to empower teens to thrive by helping them excel in school, engage in their communities, and develop life and leadership skills. Please read the guidelines to ensure your organization meets our eligibility requirements or refer to the instructions to assist you with the process. Applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations that are located within 50 miles of a store.
(Last checked 02/13/13)

(Guido A. and Elizabeth H.) Binda Foundation
Giving limited primarily to education in Battle Creek and southwestern Michigan. Grants range anywhere from $200 to $100,000. Listed in the Foundation Directory Online Premium. 990-PF returns available for review listing historical grants.
(Last checked 02/13/13)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Corporate Giving Program
The BCBSM Foundation is the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Our mission is to support research and service projects that seek to improve health care for the people of Michigan by focusing on the following:
  • Enhancing the quality and appropriate use of health care
  • Improving access to appropriate health services
  • Controlling health care costs

  • More than $1 million is available annually for grants to Michigan-based researchers at academic, health service delivery and community nonprofit organizations. The BCBSM Foundation has developed grant programs that support research, foster community solutions to critical health care problems, acknowledge excellence in research and support medical and doctoral students interested in health care. The web site features a copy of the latest annual report, application forms, and information about individual award programs.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Bretzlaff Foundation (Hilda E)
    The foundation provides educational grants to conservative schools to assist students in attending educational institutions that promote high educational, moral, and conservative ideals in the United States or England.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Carls Foundation
    The principal purpose and mission of the Foundation is to support: (1) Children’s Welfare (primarily in Michigan) including: Health care facilities and programs, with special emphasis on the prevention and treatment of hearing impairment; (2) Recreational, educational and welfare programs especially for children who are disadvantaged for economic and/or health reasons; and (3) Preservation of natural areas, open space and historic buildings and areas having special natural beauty or significance in maintaining America’s heritage and historic ideals, through assistance to land trusts and land conservancies and directly related environmental educational programs.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, see Mott Foundation

    Chrysler Foundation
    Since 1953, the Chrysler Foundation is the primary source of charitable grants made by Chrysler LLC. The Foundation annually supports hundreds of charitable organizations with an emphasis on community growth and enrichment, arts and culture, education, public policy and youth development programs throughout the United States and, increasingly, the world. Our Good Neighbor, Good Citizen® programs make a positive, lasting investment in the communities where our employees live and where Chrysler conducts business. Our mission is to invest in nonprofit organizations and programs to help improve the quality of life and assist others in realizing their full potential.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Chrysler LLC Corporate Giving Program
    Address : c/o 485-10-94, 1000 Chrysler Dr., Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2766
    Telephone: (248) 512-2502
    As a complement to its foundation, Chrysler LLC also makes charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations directly. Support is given primarily in areas of company operations.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Citizens Bank (Flint)
    Corporate Giving Program
    328 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502
    Giving primarily in the Genesee County area of Flint, MI. No grants for annual campaigns or building or renovation; no employee matching gifts.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Coleman A. Young Foundation, see Young Foundation

    Comcast Foundation
    The Comcast Foundation was established by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 and is the company’s chief source of charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $12 million in grants to non-profit organizations in Comcast communities nationwide. More information about our grant recipients and partner projects can be found under Programs Funded on the right side of the web page. The Foundation primarily funds programs in the areas of literacy and reading, volunteerism, and youth leadership that create significant and measurable results. Also fund scholarships.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Comerica Charitable Foundation
    The Comerica Charitable Foundation funding priorities support community needs in our primary markets within Texas, Michigan, California, Arizona, and Florida. We accept applications for cash grants to support program and capital expenses of nonprofit organizations whose mission meets the foundation’s priorities for giving.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Compuware Corporation (Detroit)
    SCommunity Involvement
    Compuware is committed to being a good neighbor and an outstanding corporate citizen. One of the best ways we can promote diversity in our communities is though the financial contributions we provide to various organizations and the community events we support.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    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.
    Also listed under Local Grant Makers.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Delphi Foundation
    The Delphi Foundation is an independent charitable foundation established in 1999. The targeted areas of focus for the Delphi Foundation are educational opportunities and support systems aimed at helping young people reach their full potential. Special - though not exclusive - consideration is given to educational programs focused on science and technology. About half of the contributions are allocated to higher education programs in conjunction with Delphi's Education Relations activity and half are dedicated to K-12-related initiatives. The web page also has a link to its 990-pf returns.
    Note: At present, neither the Delphi Corporation or the Delphi Foundation are accepting proposals. (2007)
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Delphi Corporation Contributions Program
    As a complement to its foundation, Delphi also makes charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations directly. Support is given on a national basis in areas of company operations.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    DENSO North America Foundation
    DENSO is the first Japan-based automotive component supplier in North America to establish a corporate foundation. Provide funding to educational institutions in the areas of business, technology, and engineering.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Detroit Lions Inc. Corporate Giving Program and Charities
    In general, the Detroit Lions Charities supports charitable and community causes in Michigan. Many of their activities are focused on helping the children of Detroit. Funding interests include education, civic affairs, and health and human services. Grants have been awarded to support the Never, Never Shake a Baby billboard campaign; Pigskin Geography, a learning initiative for youth; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Grand Rapids Metropolitan YMCA, for swimming lessons for inner-city youth; and Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, for a domestic violence education program.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Detroit Pistons Basketball Company Contributions Program
    Pistons Donation Requests
    Player Foundations
    The Detroit Pistons make charitable contributions of game tickets and memorabilia to nonprofit organizations involved with youth development and on a case by case basis. Support is given primarily in Michigan. In addition, various players offer their own foundations.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Detroit Red Wings Inc. Corporate Giving Program
    The Detroit Red Wings organization is fortunate to have the ability to assist hundreds of nonprofit organizations each year by donating a limited number of autographed items to be used in charity fundraising events. If you represent a Michigan-based organization and would like to request a donation of autographed memorabilia or an appearance by one of our players, please mail or fax your request on event or company letterhead to the following address or fax number:
    Detroit Red Wings Community Relations
    600 Civic Center Drive
    Detroit, MI 48226
    (313) 567-0296 - fax
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Detroit Tigers Community Outreach
    The Detroit Tigers make charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations involved with recreation and youth development. Support is given primarily in the Detroit, Michigan, area. Click on Community Information for details.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    DeVos Foundation (Dick & Betsy)
    P.O. Box 230257
    Grand Rapids, MI 49523-0257
    Telephone : (616) 643-4700
    Concentrates its funding in support of various initiatives that promote a healthier community, with a focus on the arts, health and children's causes, in the Grand Rapids, MI area.

    DeVos Foundation (Douglas & Maria)
    P.O. Box 230257
    Grand Rapids, MI 49523-0257
    Telephone : (616) 643-4700
    Concentrates its support on the Grand Rapids, MI, community with goals of strengthening the bond of families, rebuilding strong neighborhoods, and providing opportunity for disadvantaged youth.

    DeVos Foundation (Richard and Helen)
    P. O. Box 230257
    Grand Rapids, MI 49523-0257
    Telephone : (616) 643-4700
    Limitations : Nonprofits in western Michigan and central Florida.
    The foundation primarily supports the work of religious agencies, churches, and schools in ministry, outreach, and education. Its secondary focus includes social outreach, the arts, public policy, and health care.
    Source: Operating Grants for Nonprofit Organizations 2004.

    Domino's Pizza, Inc.
    Community Involvement
    Domino's makes charitable contributions of pizza to nonprofit organizations on a case by case basis. Support is given primarily in areas of company operations. Contact the manager of your neighborhood store.
    In addition, Domino's Pizza is concerned about our 140,000 team members worldwide. In 1986, a group of franchisees formed The Partners Foundation, a non-profit organization established to assist team members in time of special need or tragedy as a result of natural disasters, unexpected afflictions, on-the-job accidents and other emergencies. Since its inception, The Partners Foundation has helped thousands of Domino's Pizza team members and their families with financial, emotional, intermediary and advisory assistance.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Dow Corning Foundation
    Corporate Giving and Community Involvement
    Through the Dow Corning Foundation, we make grants for projects that aid pre-university and university education, provide sustainable facilities and services for neighbors close to our operations and support environmental improvements. Since it was established in 1982, the Foundation has given more than $7 million US dollars in grants. The Foundation board meets quarterly to review requests and award grants, which range typically from $10,000 to $100,000 USD.
    The Foundation giving is concentrated in the United States in Kendallville, Indiana; Carrollton and Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties in Michigan; and Greensboro, North Carolina.
    Our corporate giving programs operate at major sites in Campinas, Brazil; Barry, Wales; Wiesbaden, Germany; Seneffe, Belgium; Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France; Songjiang, China; Fukui, Yamakita, Japan; Jincheon, Korea. Each site manages its own program, and giving is targeted in areas around local facilities, rather than at the national level.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Dow Foundation (Herbert and Grace)
    Provides support for religious, charitable, scientific, literacy, or educational purposes. Geographic focus: (1) Midland, Michigan, then (2) Michigan. Subject focus: Education, particularly higher education, community and social services, civic improvement, conservation, scientific research, church support (only in Midland County), and cultural programs.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    DTE Energy Foundation
    DTE Energy Foundation charitable donations are focused in key areas — Leadership, Education and the Environment, Achievement and Development and Diversity (LEAD).
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Dyer-Ives Foundation
    The Dyer-Ives Foundation is a private charitable organization which acts primarily as a catalyst and stimulator for small innovative projects that encourage a sense of community in social, educational, environmental and cultural fields in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Edward Lowe Foundation, see Lowe

    Erb Family Foundation
    The Oakland County family whose lumber company grew to have 45 Midwest locations has endowed a new foundation that plans to give away $2.7 million by June and $5 million in 2010, most of it in Michigan. Annual grants from the Erb Family Foundation should rise to $10 million in five to 10 years, when Fred and Barbara Erb "finish their giving" of more than $200 million the couple earmarked for the charity, said their son John Erb, president of the Birmingham-based foundation. The foundation's endowment began with $100 million last year but is expected to rise to between $200 million and $250 million, John Erb said. That would make it about the 18th largest family foundation in Michigan, according to 2008 rankings by the Detroit-based Council of Michigan Foundations, an association of about 400 foundations. In December, the foundation gave $500,000, matched by another $500,000 from the senior Erbs. It was split among the Salvation Army, The Heat and Warmth Fund and the food rescue agency Forgotten Harvest. The foundation plans to support a diverse scope of philanthropy -- projects to improve water quality in the Great Lakes and to promote environmental health, community and youth arts, like jazz music in metro Detroit, and research on preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Ewald Foundation (H.T.)
    15450 E. Jefferson Ave., Ste. 180
    Grosse Pointe, MI 48230-2031
    Telephone: (313) 821-1278
    FAX: (313) 821-3299
    E-mail: ewaldfndtn@aol.com
    Many outstanding and talented high school graduates have difficulty in fulfilling their potential due to a lack of funds that precludes their attendance at a college of their choice. The aim of the Foundation Scholarship Program is to help remedy this situation in the Detroit metropolitan area and provide the necessary funding so that a college education will become a reality for these young people. The Foundation hopes that the award winners will in turn, "give back" to their communities and those less fortunate as they pursue their goals and aspirations in the future.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Fabri-Kal Foundation
    c/o Fabri-Kal Corp., Plastics Pl., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
    The foundation supports organizations involved with arts and culture, education, human services, and Christianity. Giving is usually limited to the Kalamazoo area.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families
    A privately funded, charitable organization that has been serving the Farmington community with quality programs since 1995.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Fetzer Institute
    The Fetzer Institute is not a grant-making organization and rarely funds unsolicited proposals. As a private operating foundation, we actively seek partners to work closely with us in developing programs. We work in many roles including facilitator, evaluator, sponsor, and colleague in ways that regularly engage with those whose work we support. Occasionally, the Fetzer Institute offers funding opportunities in the form of awards and requests for program and research proposals that are posted, when available, in the "Announcements" section of its Web site.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Fifth Third Bank Foundation
    In 1948, Fifth Third became one of the first institutions to establish a permanently endowed foundation. Today, the Fifth Third Foundation Office helps direct the Bank's charitable giving as well as that of the other foundations for which it is privileged to serve as Trustee. Fifth Third works hard to be an involved, participatory corporate citizen by funding arts and culture, community development, education and social service initiatives. As a result, Fifth Third helped build stronger neighborhoods in 2003 by making $30 million available in grants and other community support efforts. Our community investment is directed through the Fifth Third Foundation Office, Community Development Corporation and the Community Affairs Department.
    Look under "In the Community" on the site map for information about corporate contributions.
    (last checked 02/13/13)

    Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services (Dearborn)
    Organized in 1949, the Ford Motor Company Fund is a nonprofit corporation made possible by Ford Motor Company's profits. The Fund supports initiatives and institutions that enhance and/or improve opportunities for those who live in communities where Ford Motor Company operates. Ford Motor Company Fund support is provided to organizations existing exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, cultural, environmental, educational and health care purposes. Ford Motor Company Fund has five key giving priorities: education, environment, health and welfare, civic affairs and public policy, and arts and humanities. In 2002, the Ford Fund grants totaled over $83.8 million to not-for-profit organizations working within these priority disciplines.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    The Frey Foundation
    The Frey Foundation, based in Grand Rapids, is one of Michigan's largest family foundations, with assets of more than $100 million. The foundation make grants to public institutions and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations primarily on the western side of Michigan's lower peninsula, with special emphasis on the greater Grand Rapids area and Charlevoix and Emmet counties. Grants are available for special, one-time only or limited-time purposes, such as "start-up" or program expansion, demonstration projects, planning or other forms of technical assistance, evaluation, advocacy and applied research. Capital support is available in some program areas. The web site provides information on the founders, grant programs and special initiatives, application information, trustees and advisors, and staff.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Froebel Foundation
    The Froebel Foundation USA was established in January 2001 to promote the educational ideas of Friedrich Froebel to the world at large and preserve the history the U.S. kindergarten movement.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    General Motors Foundation and GM Foundation/Corporate Giving
    11-134 General Motors Bldg.
    3044 W. Grand Blvd.
    Detroit, MI 48202-3091
    URL: http://www.gm.com/corporate/responsibility/community/guidelines/index.jsp
    Telephone: (313) 665-0824
    Description: The GM Foundation, established in 1976 and funded entirely by GM, provides the focal point for administering GM's philanthropic programs. In 1998, combined worldwide contributions of GM and the GM Foundation were over $71 million. GM's targeted areas of focus are: education, health, community relations, public policy, arts and culture, and environment and energy, with a strong commitment to diversity in all areas. Most grants are made in communities where GM plants are located
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Gerber Foundation
    4747 West 48th Street, Suite 153
    Fremont, MI 49412
    URL: http://www.gerberfoundation.org/
    Telephone: (231) 924-3175
    E-mail: tgf@ncisd.net
    Fax: (231) 924-7906
    Focus: To enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    (Irving S.) Gilmore Foundation
    136 E. Michigan Ave, Suite 615
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3912
    Telephone: (616) 342-6411
    The mission of the foundation is to support and enrich the cultural, social, and economic life of Greater Kalamazoo. The priorities of the Foundation are: (1) The Arts, Culture and Humanities; (2) Human Services; (3) Education and Youth Activities; (4) Community Development; and (5) Health and Wellbeing.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    (Hal and Jean) Glassen Memorial Foundation
    URL: http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/publications/pdfs/huntingwildlifehabitat/Landowners_Guide/Introduction/Glassen.htm
    EIN: 38-3012223
    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 Lansing, Michigan Area Grant Makers
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Gordon Food Service, Inc. Corporate Giving Program
    c/o Donation Comm., P.O. Box 1787, Grand Rapids, MI 49501
    Gordon Food Service makes charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations on a case by case basis, usually in the form of donated products. Support is given primarily in areas of company operations.
    Application information: Proposals should be submitted using organization letterhead. Faxes and E-mail messages are not encouraged. A contributions committee reviews all requests. Application form not required. Applicants should submit the following:
  • population served
  • brief history of organization and description of its mission
  • descriptive literature about organization
  • detailed description of project and amount of funding requested

  • (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Great Lakes Fishery Trust
    The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (Trust) was created in 1996 as a part of a court settlement for fish losses at the Ludington Pumped Storage Project hydroelectric facility jointly owned by Consumers Power Company (now Consumers Energy) and the Detroit Edison Company. Provide grant funds to nonprofit organizations and government entities in Michigan and other Great Lakes States for the following purposes:
  • Research projects that benefit Great Lakes fishery resources
  • Rehabilitation of lake trout, lake sturgeon and other Great Lakes fish species
  • Protection and enhancement of Great Lakes fisheries habitat
  • Public education about the Great Lakes fishery
  • Property acquisition for the above purposes or to provide access to the Great Lakes
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    H. T. Ewald Foundation, see Ewald Foundation

    Hagen Family Foundation
    5129 Woodview Ct.
    Dearborn, MI 48126
    URL: http://www.hagenfamilyfoundation.org/
    A private family foundation established in 1999 for the purpose of operating and acting exclusively for charitable, religious, literary or scientific purposes and/or to lessen the financial burdens of government by carrying out a grant-making program in support of other tax-exempt organizations. THFF supports charitable tax-exempt organizations nationwide with special interest in the Midwest, New England states and Florida. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. The foundation made grants totaling $30,000 in 2000. Leadership activities at the national, regional and local levels of the Lutheran Church (ELCA) received 54% of the total. Various communities in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois and Michigan received 36 % for zoo and science center (14%), historic preservation (11%) and the arts (11%). Several educational programs received the remaining 10%.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    (Hal and Jean) Glassen Memorial Foundation, see Glassen Foundation

    Hannan Memorial Foundation (Luella)
    A non-profit operating foundation serving the needs of Detroit area older adults.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Haworth Inc. Corporate Giving
    One Haworth Center
    Holland, MI 49423
    URL: http://www.haworth.com/
    Telephone: (616) 393-3000
    Description: Giving usually takes the form of furniture donations in areas where company operates. For example, in 1989 the Haworth family and company gave $5 million to Western Michigan University to provide the new College of Business building with Haworth furnishings. In response to his corporate and family generosity, Western Michigan University named its college of business The Haworth College of Business. For more information, visit a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection and ask to use Foundation Directory Online Professional.
    Haworth matches contributions made by its employees to institutions of higher education up to $500 per employee, per year.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Henry O. Clark Jr. Foundation, see Clark Foundation

    Hilda E. Bretzlaff Foundation, see Bretzlaff Foundation

    Hudson Webber Foundation
    Limitations : First priority is given to educational and neighborhood nonprofits in the Detroit area; lower priority to nonprofits to the Detroit metropolitan area of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties.
    Through this site, the Hudson-Webber Foundation provides information about its missions, grants, history, and how to apply.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation, see Porter Foundation

    Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, see Gilmore Foundation

    Irwin Foundation
    A charitable foundation dedicated to the advancement of veterinary research and education.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    JCPenney After School Fund
    When you round up your jcpenney purchase to the nearest dollar, your small change makes a big difference. That’s because it’s added to the millions jcpenney donates each year to local afterschool programs. Together we have given more than $100 million to communities across the country.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    J. P. McCarthy Foundation, see McCarthy Foundation

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
    As the major instrument of Jewish philanthropy and volunteerism in the Detroit area, we are a person-to-person, community-driven organization dedicated to the health, education, spiritual, and cultural identity of the Jewish people worldwide. Through the Annual Campaign drive, and in partnership with the United Jewish Foundation, Federation raises and allocates funds to provide life-saving and life-enhancing humanitarian assistance to those in need, and to translate Jewish values into social action on behalf of the nearly 100,000 Jews in the Detroit area. Locally, Federation supports a family of 19 social service agencies and schools. Additionally, Federation funding impacts the lives of thousands of Jews throughout Israel, in the former Soviet Union, and in 60 countries around the world.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit
    6735 Telegraph Road
    P.O. Box 2030
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-2030
    Telephone: (248) 642-4260
    Fax: (248) 645-7857
    E-mail: katz@jfmd.org or barak@jfmd.org
    The Jewish Women's Foundation (JWF) was established in August 1999 by the Jewish Federation and United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit. Studies show that women often turn first to institutions affiliated with their religious backgrounds for help and support. We recognize that there is a unique role to be played by women's funds associated with a religious and cultural identity and communal structure.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    JSJ Foundation (Grand Haven, Grand Rapids)
    700 Robbins Rd., Grand Haven, MI 49417
    This company foundation supports organizations involved with arts and culture, education, human services, and civic affairs in the Grand Haven and Grand Rapids, Michigan areas and in certain other parts of the country where the company has operations.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Justice Foundation of West Michigan
    Nonprofit organization that seeks to improve and/or enhance the justice system. Funding limited to Grand Rapids area. Formerly known as the Grand Rapids Bar Foundation.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Kellogg Foundation (W. K.)
    Contains lots of useful information such as a history of the Kellogg Foundation, information about the foundation's mission, vision, values and principles, trustees and staff, news announcements, frequently asked questions, programming guidelines and interests (United States, Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean), grant listings (with a search engine), information on how to apply, an electronic application form, and publications. Includes an electronic copy of the latest annual report, 990-PF.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Kelly Services Foundation
    999 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084
    E-mail : hannaki@kellyservices.com
    This company-sponsored foundation supports organizations involved with arts and culture, education, health, employment, and children and youth primarily in southeast Michigan.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Kresge Foundation
    3215 W. Big Beaver Road
    P.O. Box 3151
    Troy, Michigan 48007-3151
    URL: http://www.kresge.org/
    Telephone: (248)643-9630
    Fax: (248)643-0588
    Current Initiatives include:
  • Bricks and Mortar - A grant program to build facilities and to challenge private giving.
  • Science Initiative - A challenge grant program to upgrade and endow scientific equipment.
  • Detroit Initiative - A grant program to support strategic investment in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan.
  • The Kresge Foundation Partnership to Raise Community Capital - A 5-year grant program to develop permanent endowment assets for community foundations and nonprofit organizations.
  • The Kresge Foundation HBCU Initiative - A 5-year grant program to support the advancement efforts at historically Black colleges and universities.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Kroger Foundation
    The Kroger Co. Foundation was established in 1987 to support charitable activities in the communities where Kroger customers and associates live and work. The Foundation serves all of the Company's retail divisions (except Fred Meyer and Ralphs/Food 4 Less), the Company's manufacturing division and convenience stores. In 2005, the Foundation awarded $2.8 million to non-profit organizations. Grants are made to support education, feed the hungry; support breast cancer initiatives, assist local grassroots organizations. Only proposals from 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations are considered. The Foundation does not support national organizations or programs, individuals, medical research organizations, or golf and other sports events. Eligible organizations may submit proposals at any time through the community relations department of the local retail division office. The Foundation relies on personnel in the retail operating units to recommend the most appropriate and effective use of Foundation resources in the community.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    La-Z-Boy Foundation
    1284 N. Telegraph Rd.
    Monroe, MI 48162
    Telephone : (734) 457-2005
    Limitations : Giving usually limited to nonprofit organizations in communities where company plants are located like Monroe, Michigan.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Library of Michigan Foundation
    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.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Lowe Foundation (Edward)
    Based in Cassiapolis, Michigan, this foundation is committed to developing, conducting and supporting innovative research, information, representation and education programs which enhance the capabilities of small business, entrepreneurs and those who provide assistance to owners of privately-held businesses. As a private operating foundation, the Lowe Foundation does not normally consider unsolicited grant proposals. However, it does provide a list of funded grants and grant projects pertaining to the Foundation's mission to help small business and entrepreneurs succeed. They are, in almost every case, made at the initiative of the foundation, and largely consist of research, seminars, and educational projects.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
    Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation awards more than $1.5 million annually to individuals and organizations across the United States. Founded in 1957, the Foundation’s primary philanthropic focus areas include community improvement projects, education scholarships for trade disciplines and environmental initiatives that enhance the natural environment. The Foundation considers requests only from 501(c)(3) organizations. In 2003, Lowe’s awarded $600,000 to schools from Philadelphia to Salt Lake City for initiatives such as enhancing learning environments or making much-needed building repairs.
    Also listed under Lansing Area Grant Makers
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation, see Hannan

    Macy's Philanthropic Programs
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Masco Corporation Corporate Giving
    Telephone: (313) 274-7400
    Application address: 21001 Van Born Rd., Taylor, MI 48180.
    Masco Corporation values and actively promotes the social, economic and cultural growth of the communities it serves, including the Detroit metropolitan area. This support is secured predominantly through the Masco Corporation Foundation -— Masco’s primary vehicle for providing funding to specific 501(c)3 organizations in the greater Detroit region. Given the complex and compelling needs that exist for community nonprofits, Masco has resolved to focus its efforts on low-income housing initiatives, as well as a number of key arts, cultural, educational, human service and civic initiatives that are in keeping with its corporate objectives. For more information, visit a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection and ask to search Foundation Directory Online Professional.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Masco Corporation Foundation
    Masco Corporation Foundation (formerly known as the Masco Charitable Trust) was established by Masco in 1952 to achieve key corporate objectives. The Foundation is funded with contributions from Masco Corporation and supports a variety of 501(c)3 charitable organizations. In harmony with its mission to manufacture high quality, high value building and home improvement products, Masco places an emphasis on financial and in-kind product support to not-for-profit organizations that promote decent housing environments for disadvantaged, low-income families. Masco also actively supports a number of very specific arts, cultural, educational (through our matching gifts program), human service and civic initiatives in the cities where it does business or where a long-term relationship exists. For more information, visit a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection and ask to search Foundation Directory Online Professional.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    McGregor Fund
    The McGregor Fund is a general purpose foundation organized "to relieve the misfortunes and promote the well-being of mankind." It was established by a $5,000 deed of gift from Tracy W. McGregor in 1925. Later it was augmented to reach nearly $10 million through subsequent gifts from Mr. McGregor and his wife, Katherine Whitney McGregor. Over the years, the Fund has continued to be faithful to the stated intent of the donors. Grants to relieve misfortune and promote well-being are made in the following program areas: human services, education, health care, arts and culture, and public benefit. The area of principal interest to the McGregors was southeast Michigan, and, this too, remains the primary focus of the Fund. The web site features information on the founders, grants made, grant guidelines and application procedures, and contact information.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    MEEMIC Foundation for the Future of Education
    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 Lansing Area Grant Makers
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    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 areas of company operations. Contact your local store about selling Meijer bucks to raise money for your nonprofit.
    Also listed under Lansing Area Grant Makers
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Metro Health Foundation
    333 W. Fort St. Suite 1370
    Detroit, MI 48226-3134
    Telephone : (313) 965-4220
    E-mail : metrohealthfdn@aol.com
    Limitations : Grants support a wide variety of health-related services for people of all ages. Collaborative programs which make comprehensive, primary health care accessible to at-risk urban groups are a priority. Areas of primary interest include: teenage pregnancy crisis; health care transportation for the elderly and homeless; in-home healthcare assistance; medically-related assistance to the homeless; healthcare equipment and medical supplies in limited amounts, preferably for underfunded organizations; medical education in special situations in the tri-county Detroit, Michigan, area; and start-up and support money for projects such as AIDS, epilepsy, cancer, heart disease, leukemia, and other major ills of substantial public concern.
    Source: Operating Grants for Nonprofit Organizations 2004.

    Meyers Foundation (Allen H. & Nydia)
    Provides scholarships to students residing in a Lenawee County (Michigan) School District and graduating from a Lenawee County (Michigan) High School planning college studies in the sciences and allied fields (for example, natural sciences, medicine, chemistry, engineering, aeronautics, space science, etc.) and having grades permitting college entrance.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Michigan Agri-Business Association Educational Trust
    Also known as Michigan Agri-Dealers Educational Trust
    1501 North Shore Dr., Suite A
    East Lansing, MI 48823-1759
    Telephone : 517/336-0223
    Fax: (517) 336-0227
    URL: http://www.miagbiz.org/index.cfm?show=10&mid=27&pid=2
    Purpose and activities: For years, the Michigan Agri-Business Association Educational Trust has provided scholarships, primarily to students involved in the Ag Technology program at Michigan State University. Recently, the Trustees of the program decided to provide more support, and also focus on students directed toward four-year college degrees. The scholarship funds available each year are actually the interest received on the Educational Trust endowment, which is funded by proceeds from the annual Educational Trust Golf Outing, and other personal and corporate donations. In 1999 the Educational Trust awarded $18,000 in scholarships to deserving young people. These outstanding young men and women are great examples of the future of agriculture. . . and agri-business in Michigan. As a condition of accepting a MABA scholarship, these students agree to work for a MABA member during the summer months.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Michigan AIDS Fund
    678 Front St. NW, Suite 159
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    URL: http://www.michaidsfund.org/
    Telephone: (616)451-2394
    Fax: (616) 451-9180
    E-mail: info@michaidsfund.org
    An affiliate program of the Council of Michigan Foundations. The web site provides information on the fund, it's history, Michigan's expanding aids epidemic, and grantmaking history and current programs. For more information, call 1-800-872-AIDS.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs
    The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative, cultural activity in Michigan. Site includes information about grant programs.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Michigan Humanities Council
    The Michigan Humanities Council is an independent, nonprofit organization which encourages and supports a variety of activities which bring humanities scholars and the public together in promoting understanding and appreciation of the humanities. Web site provides grant guidelines a calendar of related training opportunities.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Michigan Retailers Foundation
    603 S Washington Avenue
    Lansing, MI 48933
    Affiliated with the Michigan Retailers Association
    Provides scholarships to member's children. Awards scholarships to undergraduates studying marketing and management. 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.
    Also listed under Local Area Funders.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Michigan State Bar Foundation
    The Michigan State Bar Foundation was established in 1947 in recognition of the legal profession's responsibilities to the public. Since then, the Foundation has made more than $42 million in grants to support civil legal aid to the poor and improve the administration of justice in Michigan. For more information on grant recipients, look up IRS 990-PF tax returns.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Michigan State Medical Society Foundation
    formerly Health Education Foundation
    120 W. Saginaw
    E. Lansing, MI 48823
    EIN: 38-6069432 Telephone: (517) 336-7603
    URL: http://www.msms.org/msmsto/msmsfoundation/missionstate.html
    A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to advancing the field of health for the public good. The foundation supports both research programs and demonstration programs with short-term or start-up costs. Grants awarded are often supplementary or complimentary to other funding separately provided. Applicants can use the Council of Michigan Foundations Common Grant Application Form.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Michigan Women's Foundation
    333 W. Fort Street, Suite 1920, Detroit, Michigan 48226
    Telephone : (313) 962-1920
    URL: http://www.miwf.org
    Michigan Women's Foundation Facebook Page
    Purpose and activities:
    The Michigan Women's Foundation (MWF) makes grants to nonprofit organizations in Michigan which address the needs of all women - regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Women and girls face a number of economic disadvantages specifically because they are female. MWF seeks to support programs and projects that enable women and girls to participate fully in the economic life of their communities.
    Grant Size and Renewal Policy:
    MWF grants generally range from $1,000 - $10,000. We may not give an organization the full amount of their request. Organizations will be considered for funding on a year-to-year basis; applications must be submitted each time a grant is requested. Previous funding does not guarantee future approval for funding.
    Additional information resources available in MSU Foundation Collection:
    The Michigan Women's Foundation : An Overview
    Women Are Doing Remarkable Things in Michigan...
    Money is at the Foundation of Inequality for Women
    The Michigan Women's Foundation : Uniting the Power of Resources with the Vision of Women
    Women's Road Map
    Annual Report, FY1988/89
    Investing in Michigan Women.
    Women and the Future of Michigan
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Miller Foundation
    310 WahWahTaySee Way
    Battle Creek, Michigan 49015
    Telephone: (616) 964-3542
    Fax (616) 964-8455
    Description: Focuses on assisting local non-profit, charitable organizations and governmental agencies with projects that provide for: economic development, neighborhood improvement, improving educational outcomes for youth and eliminating barriers to employment for all in Battle Creek, Michigan and the surrounding area.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Monroe-Brown Foundation
    Description: The mission of the Monroe-Brown Foundation is twofold: to provide support for higher education in the State of Michigan, and to advance economic development in the Kalamazoo community through programs designed to encourage the retention and employment of local scholars. The Monroe-Brown Foundation plans gifts that will support the growth of jobs and retention of talented graduates in the Kalamazoo area. Channels for these gifts will primarily be through scholarships at Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Western Michigan University, as well as financial support for Southwest Michigan First and specific high school programs. The foundation will also continue to support other educational programs in the state, with major emphasis on the Kalamazoo area.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Mott Foundation (Charles Stewart)
    Provides an overview of the foundation, its founder, its funding priority areas (civil society, environment, Flint, and poverty), information about the grantmaking process (how to apply, limitations, and submitting proposals), and information about foundation publications. Full text copies of the Mott Exchange are available beginning with vol. 12, no. 1, Spring 1997. Also features a Mott's Grant Database Search Engine covering all grants made in 1995 and 1996.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    New Detroit
    New Detroit's primary mission is to combat racial injustice and polarization, which are the major stumbling blocks to the growth and prosperity of the city, the region, and the state. We believe that problems are best addressed through collaboration and compromise. To this end, New Detroit will act as a coalition-builder, facilitating communication and interaction between the disparate ethnic and economic groups that comprise the metropolitan area. Giving limited to the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    (James A. and Faith ) Knight Foundation (Ann Arbor)
    Primarily serving Jackson and Washtenaw counties, the James A. & Faith Knight Foundation is dedicated to improving communities by providing grant support to qualified nonprofit organizations including, but not limited to, those that address the needs of women and girls, animals and the natural world, and internal capacity.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Nokomis Foundation
    161 Ottawa NW , Suite 305-C
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    URL : http://www.nokomisfoundation.org/
    Telephone: (616) 451-0267
    E-mail: kmulhern@nokomisfoundation.org
    Fax: (616) 451-9914
    Focus: Women's Rights and Women's Initiatives
    Geographical Focus for Giving: mainly western Michigan
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Oleson Foundation
    Gerald and Frances Oleson started The Oleson Foundation in 1962. A foundation that was designed to continually perform good works in Northwestern Lower Michigan. The foundation is so organized that it may accept contributions from any individual or organization. Income from assets of the foundation as well as principal must be used "exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes either directly or by contributions to organizations" carrying out such activities. Funds of the foundation are not to be used for private profit, or for political purposes.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Porter Foundation (Irwin Andrew)
    Although located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this foundation is not adverse to giving grants to worthy nonprofits in Grand Rapids and western Michigan. Review the web site for examples of sample grants.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    RadioShack Corporate Contributions Program
    Also listed under Lansing Area Grant Makers
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Rite Aid Community Relations
    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 Lansing Area Grant Makers
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Rotary Charities of Traverse City
    115 Park Street
    Traverse City, MI 49684
    Telephone: (616) 941-4010
    URL: http://www.rotarycharities.org
    The mission of Rotary Charities is to improve the well-being of the five-county (Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau) Grand Traverse region using the income from the endowment created by mineral royalties. Since 1978, more than $22 million has been awarded for projects of local nonprofit organizations and units of government.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Sage Foundation
    P. O. Box 1919
    Brighton, MI 48116
    Funding tends to flow toward higher and secondary education and hospitals; grants also for aid to the handicapped, Roman Catholic religious and charitable organizations, youth and child welfare agencies, church support, and cultural programs. Most grants tend to go to national organizations rather than local ones.
    Source: Operating Grants for Nonprofit Organizations 2004.

    Shopko Stores Charitable Giving Program
    The ShopKo Stores Charitable Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations located in ShopKo communities. ShopKo focuses its support on programs that assist people with disabilities, the underprivileged and the disadvantaged; strengthen family values; educate youth; and support the arts. Nonprofit organizations in communities with ShopKo stores in California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin are eligible to apply. Michigan communities include: Escanaba, Houghton, Kingsford, and Marquette. Applications are accepted year-round. Visit the above website for more information.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Skillman Foundation
    The purpose of The Skillman Foundation is to improve the well-being of residents of Southeastern Michigan and, in particular, the Metropolitan Detroit area. Developing children and youth to their maximum potential is the Foundation's primary goal. The Skillman Foundation Web Page, launched December 4, 1997, contains Grantmaking Policies and Procedures, Guide to Evaluation, 1996 and 1997 grants, and a list of our Trustees and Staff.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Sojourner Foundation
    Telephone: (313) 538-5892
    Fax: (248) 355-0403
    Detroit Free Press article describes activities of a Detroit area foundation which funds projects serving women and girls in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe and St. Clair counties, projects which have had difficulty getting funding from traditional male-oriented foundations. Source: "Good Projects Need Grants", Detroit Free Press, April 16, 1999, p.B1.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Speckhard-Knight Charitable Foundation
    771 Bogey Ct.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103-8844
    Telephone: (734) 761-8752
    Contact: Gerald Knight
    Fax: (734) 827-0091
    E-mail: zmjk@comcast.net
    The Speckhard - Knight Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Jackson and Washtenaw Counties and aiding environmental efforts in the third world. We strive to assist non-profit organizations that work in the important areas of adoption, foster care, at risk families and the environment.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    State Farm Foundation
    The State Farm Companies Foundation makes charitable contributions to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Canadian charitable organizations, and educational institutions. The Foundation does not fund individuals seeking personal help or scholarships, banquets, tours, competitions, teams, or clubs, politically partisan programs, religious programs, and organizations outside the United States and Canada. The State Farm Foundation was established in 1922. The Foundation's philanthropic interests are meeting the needs of their communities by focusing their giving in three areas: education, safety, and community development. Proposals are accepted year-round and are reviewed in a timely manner. However, approval time depends on the requesting amount and completeness of the proposal. Requests exceeding $100,000 are considered quarterly. For more information contact, Public Affairs Office, Michigan Operations Center, 410 East Drive, Marshall, Michigan 49069-0001; Telephone: (616) 789-5000; E-mail: jobopps.mich@statefarm.com.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Steelcase Foundation
    Provides funding to nonprofit organizations, primarily in areas where the company operates, such as Grand Rapids.
    Note: Also ask about the Steelcase Inc. Corporate Giving Program that makes donations independent of the foundation.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Target 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 Lansing Area Grant Makers
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    A. Alfred Taubman Foundation
    200 E. Long Lake Rd., Suite 180
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2336
    Telephone : (248) 258-6800

    c/o John Ziraldo, Executive Director
    225 North Sheldon Road
    Plymouth, Michigan 48170
    Telephone: (734) 453-6412
    No longer accepting applications!
    The Thompson or Thompson-McCully Foundation is an independent foundation established in 1991. The Foundation's philanthropic interests are economically disadvantaged, housing and shelter, and human services.
    Limitations: The Foundation's philanthropy is limited to the metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, area. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals.
    Application information: The Foundation does not require a specific application form. Your initial approach to the Foundation should be by telephone describing your project and requesting application guidelines. The Foundation accepts telephone calls of inquiry throughout the year and its Board meets in February, April, June, August, October, and December.
    For more information, visit a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection and ask to search Foundation Directory Online Professional.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Todd Company Foundation (A. M.)
    Provides donations to nonprofit organizations in Kalamazoo County.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (W. E.)
    The W.E. Upjohn Institute is an independent, not-for-profit research organization devoted to finding, evaluating, and promoting solutions to employment-related problems. As such, it often finances academic research projects all across the country.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Varnum Riddering Schmidt Howlett Attorneys at Large Corporate Giving Program
    Web page provides a corporate contributions report listing past funded programs and projects.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Visteon Corporation Corporate Contributions
    Visteon Corporation is committed to community citizenship through making contributions that enrich the lives of children and improve the environment. Visteon supports local, community-based organizations that recognize and meet the needs of the communities where Visteon employees live, work and volunteer. No grants to individuals; applications not accepted.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    VSA Arts of Michigan
    Promotes arts, eduction, and creative expression involving children and adults with disabilities. Provides limited financial support for various programs and projects.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    W. E. Upjohn, see Upjohn

    W. K. Kellogg Foundation, see Kellogg Foundation

    WalMart Foundation
    Directory Listing from Access Philanthropy
    Through its community involvement program, WalMart provides funding to a number of nonprofits working in the areas of children, community, education, and environment. WalMart also provides scholarships to associates.
    Also listed under Lansing Area Grant Makers
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    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 02/13/13)

    Whirlpool Foundation
    Whirlpool Foundation seeks to increase the self-sufficiency of families primarily in Whirlpool’s home communities, and regions worldwide, through financial and leadership support to nonprofit organizations. In 2002, Whirlpool Foundation awarded $6.3 million in grants, scholarships, and gifts to a variety of nonprofits through the following programs:
  • The Strategic Grants program made cash contributions to nonprofits for specific programs that address lifelong learning,quality of family life, and cultural diversity issues.
  • Citizenship Grants supported the general operating needs of nonprofits in Whirlpool’s North American communities, such as Benton Harbor/Berrien County area.
  • Employee-Directed Programs made cash contributions to eligible nonprofits selected by Whirlpool employees.
  • The Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program provided scholarships to dependents of Whirlpool employees to help them pursue higher education opportunities.
    For more information about various grant programs, contact: Barbara A. Hall, Executive Director, Whirlpool Foundation, telephone: (616) 923-5580; fax (616) 925-0154; e-mail: barb_a_hall@email.whirlpool.com.
    Note: Also ask about the Whirlpool Corporate Giving Program which makes donations directly independent of the Foundation.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Whiting Foundation
    G-9460 S. Saginaw St., Ste. A
    Grand Blanc, MI 48439
    Application address: c/o Donald E. Johnson, Jr., Pres., 901 Citizens Bank Bldg., Flint, MI 48502
    Telephone : (810) 767-3600
    Limitations : Giving primarily in the Genesee County, MI, area, including the city of Flint.
    Giving primarily for cultural activities, and for basic needs for people who are underprivileged.
    Source: Operating Grants for Nonprofit Organizations 2004.

    Worldwide Christian Schools
    This public charity provides funding to churches and other stable, accountable nonprofits to build schools in Third World nations. Support is provided only for Christian education-related projects and programs. The organization is primarily focused on economically disadvantaged children who have limited opportunity for education.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Young Foundation (Coleman A.)
    Coleman A. Young Scholars Program sponsors 4 year, renewable scholarships with a total value of $16,000, payable in annual $4,000 increments. Program focuses on assisting Detroit minority youth.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Council of Michigan Foundations
    Member Web Sites
    Over 400 Grantmakers Working Together to Increase, Enhance and Improve Philanthropy in Michigan. This is a list of CMF members by name only. A link is provided for members with websites. For more information about individual grantmakers consult the Michigan Foundation Directory or a comprehensive database such as Foundation Directory Online Professional, both of which are available at Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner Libraries in Michigan.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Foundation Center
    Top 50 Michigan Foundations by Total Giving:
    1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010
    Source: FC Stats.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Foundation Center
    Top 50 Michigan Foundations by Assets
    1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010
    Source: FC Stats.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Foundation Center
    Top 50 U.S. Foundations Awarding Grants in the State of Michigan
    1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010
    Source: FC Stats.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    Foundation Center
    Top 50 U.S. Foundations Awarding Grants in the Detroit, Michigan, Metropolitan Area
    1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010
    Source: FC Stats.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    The Grantsmanship Center
    Community Foundations in Michigan
    Community Foundations are nonprofit, tax-exempt, publicly-supported grantmaking organizations. These foundations are public charities, since they develop broad support from many unrelated donors with a wide range of charitable interests in a specific community. A community foundation has an independent board that is broadly representative of the public interest and it maintains a diverse grants program that is not limited in scope. In addition to making grants, these foundations often play a leadership role in their communities, serve as a resource for grant information and broker training and technical assistance for local nonprofits.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    The Grantsmanship Center
    Corporate Giving Programs In Michigan
    Many corporations feel a sense of responsibility to give back to the communities in which they do business. The following corporations have either direct giving programs, foundations, sponsorship programs, in-kind donations, product donations, volunteer programs, or matching gift programs.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)

    The Grantsmanship Center
    Top Giving Foundations In Michigan
    The following list of top giving foundations in Michigan is derived from The Grantsmanship Center'ssm funding databases. All of the foundations listed have been prescreened to ensure that they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate an interest in receiving proposals. This also means that some foundations who give large amounts of money have been omitted because they do not meet these qualifications. A maximum of forty foundations is listed for each state.
    (Last checked 02/13/13)




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