Our grantmaking process primarily focuses on our rapid response application cycle. (click here)

As a result of current Board Initiated Grants and multi-year commitments, for the year 2021 and the foreseeable future, the Foundation will only accept grant applications by invitation only. 
Please refer to the hyperlinks for critical information & our FAQ page. We will not respond to individual inquiries as our website is comprehensive & covers the process in detail.

Target Geographic Areas

We accept applications from organizations in our target geographic areas, including:

— Great Lakes Bay Region (incl. Isabella County),
— Washtenaw County.

— Greater Chicago Area,
— Lake County,
— Quad Cities.

— Greater Memphis Area,
— Western Tennessee (incl. Jackson).

Please see our about page to learn more about our mission and core interests and see our FAQ page for details about how we work.

For additional information about our application cycles or to submit letters of inquiry, please use our contact page or email us directly at Please address all letters and applications to the Board of Directors.

*We will not accept/process applications received after the cycle closes.

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