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Letters of Intent for 2018 Projects are due June 1st, 2017.

Grant Application Process

Our program and grant cycle begins with the sumbission of a Letter of Intent.  Our Program and Grant Committee reviews the Letters of Intent and selects organizations to submit full Grant Applications.  Organizations that recieve grants are required to submit 6-month and year-end progress reports to update the Foundation on the status of the project or program for which they have received funding.

Organizations are advised to please contact the Bay Harbor Foundation Office to discuss their project or program prior to beginning the Grant Application Process.

Letters of Intent

Your organization's Letter of Intent should include all of the following information:

1.   The mission of your organization
2.   What your organization does
3.   A brief explanation of how this grant would benefit your organization
4.   How this project will fit into the Bay Harbor Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life experience.
5.   The purpose of the project for which funds are being requested.
6.   A brief description of how this project will impact our community and your ability to pursue your mission.
7.   A preliminary budget and a 2017 Project Schedule.

Please also provide a copy of your Form 1023 and your current Charitable Solicitation Registration.

Letters of intent may be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to:

Candace Fitzsimons
Bay Harbor Foundation
750 Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor, Michigan 49770

If you plan to email your Letter of Intent, please scan and send it, and all neccesary attachments, in one complete pdf file.  

Grant Applications

Grant applications for 2018 projects are due on September 1st, 2017.

Organizations that are asked to submit a full grant application must complete the Grant Application Form, below, and provide all of the required attachments.

Click Here To Download the 2017 Grant Application

Your grant application can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to:

Candace Fitzsimons
Bay Harbor Foundation
750 Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor, Michigan 49770

If you plan to email your grant application, please scan and send the application, and all attachments, in one complete pdf file.

Mid-Term and Final Year-End Reports

Organizations receiving funding are required to submit a six-month progress report and a final year-end report.

In addition, we also require that these organization provide a copy of their Charitable Solicitation Registration Certificate if they raise funds of more than $25,000 annually, and a copy of their Form 990.

Mid-Term Report Form

Final Report Form

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We are a charitable, nonprofit community organization dedicated to helping our neighbors through donations, grants, programs and professional mentoring. We operate with the highest level of financial integrity and are trusted by both our donors and our recipient organizations.

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