Assets for Thriving Communities Grants

We are committed to supporting the development of programs and infrastructure that enable our communities to be healthy, engaged, and connected.

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa IndiansFish Waste Processing Facility$50,000
Grand Traverse Foodshed AllianceNoBo Mrkt Food Incubator Pilot Program$50,000
Memorial Park Pickleball AssociationGreen Lake Township Memorial Park Revitalization Project$40,000
Northwest Michigan Health ServicesTraverse City West Middle School Child and Adolescent Health Center$50,000
TART TrailsSleeping Bear Heritage Trail: The Pathway to Good Harbor$50,000
Traverse Symphony OrchestraCommunity Music School$50,000
Village of KingsleyBrownson Memorial Park Renovation Project$50,000
FY Total$340,000

Systems Change Accelerator Grants

We are committed to addressing complex problems in our region so that people and the environment can thrive. We work with changemakers to tackle root causes and create opportunities for durable change.

District Health Dept #10/Northwest Michigan Community Health Innovation RegionHarnessing Systems Change for Improved Health Equity in Northwest Michigan$150,000
SEEDS Ecology and Education CenterBuilding Momentum: Organics Waste Diversion in Northwest Michigan$150,000
United Way of Northwest MichiganStrengthening the Early Care and Learning Workforce$150,000
FY Total$450,000

Seed Grants

We support the convening, planning, and capacity building that make projects possible. Our Seed grants make small investments with potential for big impact.

20FathomsUS EDA Build to Scale Grant Development$9,500
Benzie Conservation DistrictSolar Feasibility$8,500
Crosshatch Center for Arts & EcologyWrite Here/Write Now$10,000
Disability Network of Northern MichiganSurviving to Thriving - Technology Empowerment$10,000
East Bay Charter TownshipHoliday Woodlands Natural Area Community Engagement$10,000
Friends of the Historic CommonsArboretum Tree Risk Assessment$10,000
Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to ShoreBuilding Girls of Courage, Confidence, and Character in Northern Michigan$10,000
Glen Arbor Arts CenterLearning in the Arts Mentoring Program Pilot$9,700
Goodwill Industries of Nothern Michigan, Inc.Advancing Equity With People With Lived Experience$12,500
Great Lakes Children's MuseumIsn't Everyone Like Me? I See YOU Exhibit Implementation$10,000
Grow BenzieNext Steps$15,000
Leelanau Township Community FoundationRevisiting Community Priorities - Housing$10,000
Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreation AreaMt. Holiday's Basecamp Trampoline$10,000
Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreation AreaMt. Holiday Community Integration and Outdoor Recreation$10,000
New Waves Housing Inc.New Waves Housing Development$10,000
Solon TownshipSolon Park Plans$9,350
TART TrailsBlair Township Trail Expansion Planning$10,000
The Festival FoundationCommunity & Economic Impact Study$7,750
The Watershed CenterCollective Action for Recreation in the Boardman-Ottaway River Watershed$13,500
Thompsonville Area Restoration ProjectThompsonville Area Restoration Project Phase II$10,000
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy CenterCanine Advocate Program$10,000
United Way of Northwest MichiganWhistle Stop Learning Center$10,000
United Way of Northwest MichiganSafer Kids, Safer Schools Community Engagement Sessions$15,000
United Way of Northwest MichiganUnited We Smile$10,000
VASA Ski ClubWaxing Clubhouse$5,000
FY Total$255,800

Learning Fund

Organizations flourish when staff feel valued, motivated, and can grow in their careers. The Learning Fund encourages continued learning, ensuring that knowledge and skills stay relevant and up-to-date, which is beneficial to the individual, organization, and community.

Area Agency on AgingDementia Capable Care Training$500
Child and Family Services of NW MIForensic Social Work Certificate Program$245
Child and Family Services of NW MIPlayful EDMR Summit$475
Child and Family Services of NW MIMaximo Nivel Spanish Immersion Program$500
Child and Family Services of NW MIClinical Supervisor Training$500
COGNiTiONGLPA Annual Conference$420
Crosshatch Center for Art & EcologyOrganic Farming Training$500
EAA Chapter 234Fundraising Training$270
Festival FoundationInternational Festival & Events Conference$2,000
Friendship Community CenterThe Flourish Lab participation$500
Grand Traverse Regional Community FoundationPrinciples & Techniques of Fundraising - Lilly School of Philanthropy$500
Grass River Natural AreaNational Association of Interpretation Conference$500
Great Lakes Children's MuseumAssociation of Children's Museums Conference$2,000
Grow BenzieSSIR Collective Impact Webinar$69
Grow BenzieCollective Impact Forum workshop$175
Health Department of Northwest MichiganMichigan Rural Health Conference$325
Inland Seas Education AssociationHuman Resources & Technical Training$138
Inland Seas Education AssociationInternational Association for Great Lakes Research Conference$500
Inland Seas Education AssociationDEI Training$1,500
Inland Seas Education AssociationAssociation for Experiential Education Conference $350
Leelanau Conservation DistrictCornell Small Farms Program: Introduction to Fruit Tree Production$299
Leelanau Conservation DistrictMI Natural Shoreline Certification Program$375
Leelanau ConservancyAnishinaabe history and culture training$1,500
Mission BluesFundraising Training$248
NW MI Arts & Culture NetworkDEI Training$2,000
Maritime Heritage AllianceTall Ships of America Conference$205
Maritime Heritage AllianceTeaching with Small Boats Alliance Conference$295
Norte Youth CyclingNonprofit Network Executive Director Academy$500
Northern Pathways Equine CenterWriting Standard Operating Procedures Workshop$195
Northport Arts AssociationFundraising Training$450
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy CenterLobbying and Advocacy Workshop$60
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy CenterEDMR SAFE Training$1000
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy CenterCrime Against Children Conference$500
United Way of Northwest MichiganCollective Impact Action Summit$399
Women's Resource CenterFundraising Training$500
FY Total$22,528