Are you eligible for grant consideration?
The R.E. Olds Foundation welcomes grant requests from nonprofits serving the Greater Lansing area. Our philanthropy focuses on community-based education programs focused on youth and family initiatives; animal welfare; and environmental issues. Grants are awarded to nonprofits, not individuals.
Nonprofit serves greater Lansing
Our geographic area of focus is the greater Lansing region. Only funding requests from nonprofit organizations based in Michigan’s Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties will be considered.
Work aligns with our priorities
Our philanthropy focuses on community-based education programs, youth and family initiatives, animal welfare, and environmental issues. Grants are awarded to nonprofits, not individuals.
You seek programmatic support
We generally do not supply building or endowment funding, college scholarships, individual aid, stipends or salaries/benefits. We do not support religious organizations.
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"The R.E. Olds Foundation has been instrumental in our strategic growth in the Lansing and East Lansing area. Without their continued partnership, we would not be able to provide as many students as we have been with the basic needs they require to "achieve in life". There aren't many family foundations like the R.E. Olds Foundation; who not only are thoughtful in where their investments go, but believe in the people who receive the support. We are grateful and cherish the partnership with the R.E. Olds Foundation. "
President/CEO of Communities in Schools
"As a foundation, RE Olds has done much to improve the lives of young people. Child and Family Charities has been fortunate to be one of the recipients of their generosity. Through the years, the RE Olds Foundation has provided critical funding support to increase our capacity to serve more children and youth in the local community who are experiencing crisis. With a pulse on community needs, their board consistently demonstrates a sincere commitment to invest in youth, the future of our region."
Julie Thomasma, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer of Child and Family Charities
"The R.E. Olds Foundation has helped Mikey 23 Foundation Youth Building program with well over 65 youth in the Lansing area. Their grant has allowed Mikey 23 Foundation to train our youth in the construction trade, from carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. The R.E. Olds Foundation vision has
truly fueled Lansing youth to reach their full potential. Thank you from our community."