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Grant Guidelines

The primary purpose of the Granger Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the Greater Lansing, Michigan, Area. Our mission is to support Christ-centered activities. We also support efforts that enhance the lives of youths in our community.



The trustees of the Granger Foundation prayerfully consider organizations and funding areas that are significant and have far-reaching value. Because of the increasing needs in our own community, we generally concentrate our giving to the Tri-County area (Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties).

All applying non-profit organizations must have federal tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation does not award grants for the following:

  • Endowments

  • Fundraising

  • Social events

  • Conferences

  • Exhibits

  • Church capital funds or improvements

  • Public schools capital funds or improvements, individual clubs (PTO, PTA, etc.)

  • Individuals


Instructions for Presenting a Request

In order to be considered for a grant, the Request for Funding form must be completed in full and submitted in quadruplicate, delivered to 6267 Aurelius Road, Lansing, MI 48911. Applications may be submitted bound by binder clips or paper clips only - no staples, binders or folders. Requests should demonstrate clear impact to the community. Form letters and lengthy proposals may not receive the attention they warrant – requests are asked to be kept as concise as possible.


Review Procedures

The Granger Foundation reviews grant requests semi-annually.


Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the 15th of April and October (or the following Monday if the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday).


For those proposals that fall within the Granger Foundation program priorities, further investigation may be conducted or additional information may be requested.

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