Frey Foundation Grant

From Frey Foundation

The Frey Foundation invests collaboratively in West Michigan to create a better place to live by strengthening its communities, protecting its natural environment, enhancing the arts, and transforming the lives of individuals and families.

Grant uses


The Frey Foundation invests in four program areas:

  • Building Community
    • Ensuring access to affordable housing for all
    • Encouraging well-planned development
    • Fostering public-private partnerships
    • Supporting workforce development
  • Children & Families
    • Ensuring access to high-quality child care and preschool programs
    • Ensuring all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential
    • Leveraging community systems that ensure students and schools are successful
    • Partnering with parents to ensure families thrive
  • Community Arts
    • Supporting an arts and cultural community that is strong, diverse and valued by local residents
    • Improving inclusion and access to high-quality arts and cultural experiences and education
    • Supporting collaboration and capacity building for arts and culture organizations
  • Environment
    • Preserving and restoring significant lakes and streams in Lake Michigan’s sub-watersheds
    • Expanding and connecting regional trails and greenways
    • Protecting critical lands including farmland, parkland, and natural habitat areas


Organization's Location
Program Location
MI (West/Northern Michigan, Kent County, Emmet County, Charlevoix County)
Organization Type

As a collaborative funder, we typically fund up to 15% of the private sector portion of program expenses and/or 5% of capital.


Conferences or events
Requests for general operating support
Programs that require participants practice or adhere to specific religious beliefs
not specified


Step 1: Pre-proposal
Application deadline
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)
Contact info
(616) 451-0303
Review Criteria

We value demonstrated practices of inclusion in board recruitment, hiring and delivery of service to beneficiaries that reflect the diversity of the community.

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