The Foundation supports charitable organizations whose activities are consistent with our belief in God, Catholicism, Judeo/Christian principles, family, morality, individual responsibility, economic freedom and constitutional government.

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About Us

Founded in 1991, the Leonette M, and Fred T. Lanners Foundation is a small family foundation that supports organizations whose activities are most consistent with the Foundation's mission statement.

Board of Directors

  • Alan Lanners - President
  • Kathleen Carruth - Treasurer
  • Carol Hockert - Secretary & Chair of the Board
  • Robert Lanners - Director
  • Aurelia Peschken - Director


Hillsdate College
Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400.
Bridging empowers people to thrive in their homes by providing quality furniture and household goods for those pursuing housing stability.
Little Sisters of the Poor
The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan focused on serving the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world.


The grant application process is now online.
All letters of inquiry must be submitted through the Online Grant Application above.

To ensure consideration for a grant in a given calendar year, the online application must be submitted between OCTOBER 1st (previous year) and MARCH 31st of that year.

For example: An application submitted Oct. 15th 2020 is eligible for the 2021 grant year.


PHONE: (763) 550-9892

FAX: (763) 550-9630

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