Rotary Charities and Rotary Camps & Services
Rooted & Resilient
We need only look to our neighbors in Midland or Detroit to see that the complex crises of climate change and systemic racism are amplifying the devastating impacts of COVID-19. Recent events have shown our community is not immune to these common challenges, and determined teams are turning this wake-up call into a movement for transformative change. We are finding courage for a new, equitable way forward by looking to our roots - the resources and connections that sustain us, and the stories that shape us.
Adapting to COVID-19
This spring, we reached out to changemakers to see how we could best support them. As a result we:
- Added flexibility to grant timelines, requirements and allowed new uses
- Gathered a team of local consultants to provide crisis support at no cost to organizations, and curated resources for adapting to ongoing challenges
- Contributed funding and leadership to the collaborative Urgent Needs Fund at Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation