Providing Hope

The A.A. Van Elslander Foundation honors the philanthropic legacy of Art Van Elslander, benefiting communities in his home state of Michigan.


What We Fund

We provide grants to nonprofit organizations qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for organizations and programs within the state of Michigan. We focus on supporting nonprofits benefiting children, health and human services, favoring organizations that are lean, entrepreneurial and seek to be selfsustainable.

Our Impact

Since its inception in 2016, the A.A. Van Elslander Foundation has contributed more than $30 million to support charitable organizations benefiting children, health and human services for Michigan communities. Coupled with Mr. Van Elslander’s lifetime gifts, the impact for his home state currently exceeds $100 million.

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Accepting grant inquiries Sep 1-30, 2024!

Please review our eligibility requirements and check back with us at that time.

Thank you!

“If you’ve been fortunate enough to be successful, you have a responsibility to give back.”