Dart Foundation

The Dart Foundation considers grant requests in the following areas:  

  • Education, with emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Community Services, with emphasis on youth programs and basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and health services  
  • Disaster Relief  
  • Other programs of interest to trustees

Grants can be targeted toward an organization's specific programs, projects, or capital needs.

The Dart Foundation sometimes requires matching funds to be raised. Larger grants are often made over a multi-year period. The Dart Foundation does not make grants to individuals or provide direct scholarships.

Application information can be found here.

GM Foundation

The GM Foundation supports only those organizations with a verified IRS 501(c)(3) status for programs that fall within education, health and human services, environment and community development. Primary consideration is given to requests that meet the following criteria:

  • Exhibit a clear purpose and defined need in one of the foundation’s four key focus areas.
  • Implement innovative approaches to address the defined need.
  • Demonstrate efficiency and the ability to follow through on the proposal.

To be considerate of our environment, the GM Foundation only accepts online grant requests. Requests are accepted all year long and are reviewed in a timely fashion. Use the following link to obtain information that must be provided during the application process: Grant Application Policy

Online Cash Grant Applications can be found by clicking one of the links below:

LESS THAN $20,000 Cash Grant Application

GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO $20,000 Cash Grant Application

Granger Foundation

The Granger Foundation is a private foundation which was formed in 1978 when Alton, Ronald, and Jerry Granger, along with their wives, Janice, Donna, and Lynne, dreamed of giving something back to the community in which they have lived all their lives.

Mission Statement: The primary purpose of the Granger Foundation is to enhance the quality of life within the Greater Lansing, Michigan, Area.

Grant guidelines and application instructions can be found by following the link here.  

Michigan State Medical Society Foundation (MSMSF)

The MSMS Foundation (MSMSF) continues its mission to “advance the field of health for the public good” through its grants to worthwhile health education and promotion projects throughout the state. It also continues to increase physician and public awareness of the Foundation through its annual “Make a Difference” initiative. 

The MSMS Center for Physician Education & Leadership’s educational programming is under the auspices of the MSMS Foundation. 

More information for MSMSF grant applications and criteria can be found here.

R. E. Olds Foundation

Founded in 1914, the R. E. Olds Foundation is the oldest family/private foundation in the state of Michigan. It began as the Ransom Fidelity Company by R. E. Olds, the automotive pioneer who founded Olds Motor Works and REO Motorcar Company, for his growing philanthropic endeavors in his home of Lansing, Michigan as well as globally. In 2004, it was renamed the R. E. Olds Foundation, by the fourth generation of family members. The foundation continues to reflect the philanthropic ideals of Ransom Eli Olds and maintain the family name for the tri-county region in Michigan.

Mission Statement: The R. E. Olds Foundation is committed to the Greater Lansing community through the support of community-based education programs, focusing on youth and families, access to health care, animal welfare, and environment issues.

Grantmaking Guidelines

  • Grants are made to 501(c)(3) organizations in the Greater Lansing, Michigan area.
  • Typical grants range up to $10,000.
  • We offer challenge grants to encourage nonprofits to broaden and strengthen their fundraising.
  • Due to the enormous needs and limited funds, grant support focuses on community-based education programs that benefit children and families, access to family health care, animal welfare, and environmental issues.
  • We generally do not supply building or endowment funding, college scholarships, or individual aid.
  • Proposals are accepted at any time with most decisions made within 90 days.

The online application can be found here.