Do great things where you are planted.

Our Pillars for Place

As a place-based funder, our roots are in West and Northern Michigan, along with our friends, our neighbors, and our shared stories, struggles, and goals. It’s in all of our best interests when everyone who wants to call this place home can find equal opportunities to flourish and grow within our community. That’s why we’ve chosen to focus on four areas we call our Pillars of Place: Building Community, Children & Families, Community Arts, and the Environment. By investing, empowering, and working alongside local organizations to create systemic changes in all four of these crucial areas, together, we can thrive.

Investing in Our Shared Place

Explore how the Frey Foundation has partnered with West and Northern Michigan organizations to invest in our community’s well-being through stories, vision, funding, and partnerships.

Recent Story

North Central Michigan College

Access to high quality, affordable childcare is an essential element of a thriving community. In Michigan, there is only one childcare space for every four children under the age of 12. This situation is often even more challenging in Northern...