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.

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The Frey Foundation is hiring a Communications and Administrative Assistant. View the full job description and information on how to apply. All questions should be directed to HR Collaborative.

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