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The Meijer Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-13

At A Glance

The Meijer Foundation

99 Monroe Ave N.W., Ste. 600

Grand Rapids, MI United States 49503-2685


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $162,876,758

Total giving: $24,146,350





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Mike Julien:


Established in 1990 in MI - The Meijer Foundation began as a means to facilitate the development of the Frederik Meijer Gardens project and has grown to support all of the charitable efforts of Frederik and Lena Meijer and the Meijer family. The primary goals of the foundation are to support a horticultural society, funding for community foundations and art museums in the Grand Rapids area. Frederik Meijer is the Chairman Emeritus of Meijer, which is a regional retail chain

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to a horticultural society, and to a charitable trust; funding also for community foundations and an art museum. The foundation administers a donor-advised fund.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation made a PRI in the form of a loan for the purchase of land by a nature conservation organization.

Fields of Interest

  • Art museums
  • Botanical gardens
  • Foundations
  • Gardening
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Community foundations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $162,876,758 (market value)

Gifts received: $20,139,440

Expenditures: $25,388,629

Total giving: $24,146,350

Qualifying distributions: $24,175,075