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 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