The Masonic Temple in downtown Bay City was purchased by the Bay Arts Council with the assistance of a $100,000 matching grant from the Kantzler Foundation.

The purchase of the building by the Bay Arts Council was considered as saving it from the wrecking ball. The Arts Council also received funding from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The building is currently used for Hell’s Half Mile File Festival presentations and other events that the Bay Arts Council runs annually.

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