In 1981, the Bay Arts Council wrote a grant request to the Kantzler Foundation for $56,000 to establish a community foundation for Bay County, and in conjunction with such a community foundation, to support charitable, cultural, artistic and educational projects for the benefit of the people of Bay County.

That first grant was the beginning of the Bay Area Community Foundation and all the wonderful projects it has fostered since then, including the establishment of many educational scholarship funds for students in Bay County.

Community Impact

testimonial author Leeds Bird - Bay City Players

"The Kantzler Foundation is an icon of support and leadership in the Bay Area Community. They not only provide financial assistance, but also wise council regarding growth and development as well as sound advice on operations. Their strong support and advice has helped Bay City Players in directing growth and operations with an eye to the future. Our community is a much better place thanks 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