For designated, donor advised, and agency funds, we award distributions to qualified charitable organizations, as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, that originate at the client's request.  For field of interest and unrestricted funds, we award grants to qualified charitable organizations through a competitive grant application process.  Grant cycles are posted on our website during the first quarter of each calendar year along with the grant guidelines and the grant application. 

 

Grants from Designated Funds

Grants from designated funds are paid annually, generally during the first quarter of the calendar year, to the nonprofit organization(s) named in the fund agreement. Our Board of Directors approves all designated fund distributions.

Grants from Donor Advised Funds

Grants from donor advised funds are awarded at the recommendation of the clients. Most donor advised fund grants support the general operations or a particular program of a nonprofit organization and rarely involve a competitive grant application process. Grants may be made at any time from a donor advised fund. Our Board of Directors approves all donor advised fund distributions.

(Donor Advised Grant Recommendation Form)

Grants from Field of Interest Funds

Grants from field of interest funds are made during the first quarter of the calendar year. Our Board of Directors recommends and approves all grants, from field of interest funds, through a competitive grant application process.

Grants from Unrestricted Funds

Grants from unrestricted funds are made during the first quarter of the calendar year.  Our Board of Directors recommends and approves all grants, from unrestricted funds, through a competitive grant application process.

Distributions from Agency Funds

Distributions  from agency funds are paid annually to the  nonprofit organization named in the fund agreement. Nonprofit organizations generally receive their distributions during the first quarter of the calendar year. Our Board of Directors approves all agency fund distributions.

Grants from Lakeshore Fund

The Lakeshore  Fund  responds  to local  opportunities and  provides  program support to the nonprofit sector and administrative support to the Foundation.  It is a permanent, charitable resource that will grow with the support of today's citizens and future generations. Our Board of Directors recommends and approves all grants, from the Lakeshore Fund, through a competitive grant application process.