A.J. Frank Family Foundation

AJ-LOUISE_FRANKThe A.J. Frank Family Foundation was established in 1959 by Amandus J. Frank and Louise D. Frank, and was set up for religious, educational and charitable purposes. Their vision was to support the endeavors and needs of the local communities in which they lived and worked, especially those which involved children and the poor.

Through prudent investing and family contributions, the Foundation’s endowment has grown significantly over the years.

A.J. and Louise are no longer with us today, but the charitable work of the A.J. Frank Family Foundation continues to be carried out by their children, Carole M. Carey, Dennis D. Frank and James T. Frank. They are all actively involved in reviewing grant requests, deciding which grants to fund and often meet with the local prospective and on-going grant recipients.

Grant requests that have been funded included local missions, food banks, playground enhancements, elementary and high school tuition assistance, domestic violence support services and local Habitat for Humanity homes.

Grant proposals for general purposes should contain a detailed narrative that describes and substantiates:

• the significance of the project
• the need for it
• the project’s relationship to other activities in this field
• how the project intends to accomplish its goals
• the financial condition of the applicant organization
• the budget for the proposed project
• how the project would be funded after the grant period
• what percent of funds will go toward administrative costs

Proposals must also include copies of the applicant’s letter from the Internal Revenue Service documenting current federal tax exemption under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a). Submission deadlines are August 15th and December 15th.


To download the A.J. Frank Family Foundation criteria letter, click here.