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The Meijer Foundation

Profile

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

URL: www.fmgsf.org

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

EIN

386575227

BRIDGE Number

2695801958

Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Mike Julien: Mikejulien@meijer.com

Background

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

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