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    Our Vision:

    We Envision
    Communities That
    are Adaptive &
    Thriving for Everyone.

    Our Work

Fall 2022 Grant Cycle

Our next grant cycle begins July 1, with Pre-Grant Meetings open until August 16. Applications are due September 1. LEARN MORE

Event: Connecting with Changemakers

Join us for coffee & connect with your community on August 10 in Frankfort, MI  LEARN MORE

OUR MISSION &

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Working in partnership with changemakers, Rotary Charities provides funding, learning, and connections to address our region’s complex problems and create community assets for all.

Our Guiding Principles are the lens we use to evaluate grant applications and our own work. We strive to be inclusive, collaborative, resourceful, reflective, adaptive and aligned.

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INCLUSIVE

COLLABORATIVE

RESOURCEFUL

REFLECTIVE

ADAPTIVE

ALIGNED

RESOURCES FOR CHANGE:

FUNDING

We provide financial resources to changemakers, investing over $65 million in the 5-county Grand Traverse region since 1977.

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RESOURCES FOR CHANGE:

LEARNING

We offer learning experiences to help changemakers in our region work better together.

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RESOURCES FOR CHANGE:

CONNECTING

We connect changemakers with resources and opportunities that support meaningful change in our region.

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EXPERIENCE OUR

OUR GRANTEES IN ACTION

We've supported hundreds of local organizations over the years who make the five-county region a unique place to learn and grow. We're honored to work in partnership with grantees to build a region that is fair, thriving and resilient. 

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The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

$50,000 Assets for Thriving Communities Grant
Education Center & Children's Sensory Garden

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Justice for Our Neighbors

$50,000 Assets for Thriving Communities Grant
Expanding Access to Pro Bono Immigration Legal Services

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Kalkaska Downtown Development Authority

$50,000 Assets for Thriving Communities Grant
Accessible Trailhead & Boardwalk

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Grow Benzie

$50,000 Assets for Thriving Communities
Benzie Hive

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Sleeping Bear Gateways Council

$10,000 Seed Grant
Seasonal Workforce Housing Task Force

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Traverse City Dance Project

$50,000 Assets for Thriving Communities
Moving Theater

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Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

$80,643 Systems Change Accelerator Grant
Advancing Stewardship through Citizen Science

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Meet Our Grantees

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