Begun in 1977 with a $7,000 grant to fund the preliminary design, engineering and survey work for a riverfront arboretum, the City of Bay City, the City and Bay city Garden Club have created a wonderful natural space along the Saginaw River. 

Subsequent grants to both organizations totaling over $230,000, have allowed the expansion of the area, enhanced the natural landscape and added an Interpretive Center which honors the life and benevolent legacy of Leopold Kantzler.

Community Impact

testimonial author Delilah Maxwell, Brian's House, President

"The Kantzler Foundation has been instrumental in the financial support in opening Brian's House, a Hospice Residence at 664 W. Nebobish Road Essexville, MI that specializes in quality end-of-life care.  Through the generosity of the Kantzler Foundation projects like Brian's House can become a reality in our Great Lakes Bay Region.

Thank you to The Kantzler Foundation!"

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The Kantzler Foundation provides financial support for charitable projects and programs that directly benefit the residents of Bay County in areas such as: education, science, arts, culture, human services, conservation, beautification and recreation.

Office Location

Pere Marquette Depot

1000 Adams St., Suite 200
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: (989) 893-4438
Email: kathy@kantzler.org