Funding Guidlines

The James A. Welch Foundation provides funding to qualifying charitable organizations in Genesee County, Michigan for programs or projects which:

Identify students who are academically and/or creatively talented, and through guidance and counseling services, encourage them to pursue their special talents, or
Provide additional education opportunities for academically and/or creatively talented students to cultivate their special talents.
NOTE: Please include your definition of “academically talented” or “creatively talented” students in your request for funding. Also, describe the selection process used to identify “academically and/or creatively talented students.”

Requests for the following purposes are of low priority to the Foundation and are rarely funded:

  • Capital Projects
  • Major Equipment
  • Land Purchases
  • Endowments
  • Renovations
  • Grant to individuals
  • Sectarian projects

Funding Proposals should be submitted by the 20th of February, May, August or November in order to receive consideration at the next meeting. Proposals should be mailed to:

James A. Welch Foundation
c/o Lewis & Knopf CPAs, P.C.
5206 Gateway Centre, Suite 100
Flint, MI 48507