Grant Consideration

The A.A. Van Elslander Foundation accepts unsolicited grant inquiries annually through our website during the month of September, and provides grants to non-profit organizations qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code located within the state of Michigan and benefiting its communities.


Please review our eligibility requirements and submit an inquiry during our grant inquiry period, if you feel your organization may be a good fit. We value and respect the important work being done by all of Michigan’s nonprofits, including those which do not fit within our areas of focus. We do not accept phone inquiries. All inquiries must be made online through our website.

Important Dates


September 1

Inquiries accepted through our website


September 30

Last day to submit inquiries*


October 31

Qualifying inquiring organizations will be invited to apply for a grant


November 30

Grant notifications made


December 31

Grants Issued

*If date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, inquiries will be accepted through 5:00 pm the following Monday.

If you believe your organization may qualify, please complete the inquiry form below.  If you are invited to apply for a grant, you will be asked to complete a full grant application for consideration.

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