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2013-2014 Rotary Charities Grantees & Their Programs

Rotary Charities fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The table below shows all of the grants made in our last fiscal year. Rotary provided over $1 million to our community in the following areas:

Strengthening Families   $411,163
Arts and Culture   $184,920
Environment  $123,000
Education    $57,000
Health    $25,000


Organization Purpose Amount
Acme Heritage Society Planning: needs assessment and fundraising feasibility study $5,000
American Red Cross Fund development and outreach $15,000
Area Agency on Aging Coordinator for Aging & Disability Resource Collaborative $10,000
Area Seniors of Bellaire Pickle ball court $5,000
Artists Creating Together Planning: marketing tool kit $5,000
Bay Area Transit Authority Planning: strategic plan development $5,000
Benzie Area Christian Neighbors Sustainability and fund development $11,352
Benzie Area Historical Society Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
Benzie Council on Aging Planning: community needs assessment $5,000
Benzie County Planning: economic development strategic plan $5,000
Benzie Home Health Care Marketing and technical capacity $29,850
Benzie Sunrise Foundation Planning: food security program $5,000
Bethany Christian Services Safe Families for Children program $25,000
Bethany Christian Services Planning: Shared Family Care program $5,000
Botanic Garden Society Fund development and board assistance $30,000
Catholic Human Services Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
Chalfonte Foundation Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
Child and Family Services Merger with Third Level Crisis Intervention Center $40,000
Community Services Network Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
Conservation Resource Alliance Boardman River crossing on Cass Rd. $25,000
Disability Network Fund developer for major gifts and capacity growth $37,500
Downtown Development Auth Public Art $25,000
Elmwood Charter Township Traffic study on M-22 cooridor $20,000
FLOW Planning: organizational capacity assessment and strategic plan $8,000
Grace Episcopal Church Renovation of Jubilee House for homeless $20,000
Grass River Natural Area Planning: board and fund development $5,000
Great Lakes Children's Museum Planning: Salesforce transition $3,920
Greenspire School Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
GT Regional Com. Foundation Communications and community relations growth $28,450
GT Regional Com. Foundation Rotary Fund Supplement $13,000
GT Regional Com. Foundation Rotary Fund Shortfall $17,000
GT Regional Land Conservancy Planning: Scoping Project program $5,000
HomeStretch Energy efficient affordable housing $40,000
Inland Seas Education Association Planning: summer programming funding and action plan $5,000
Interlochen Center for the Arts Technology upgrades for Interlochen Public Radio $35,000
Crosshatch  Planning: organizational capacity assessment and strategic plan $8,000
Junior Achievement Community outreach and marketing $5,000
Kalkaska Conservation District Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
Lakes to Land Regional Initiative Completion of master plans for collaboration $35,000
Leelanau Christian Neighbors Planning: marketing design and development $5,000
Leelanau Conservancy Planning: farmland access feasibility study $5,000
Leelanau Conservancy Farmland preservation $30,000
Little Collaborative Planning: board development and collaboration $4,800
Michigan Land Use Institute Taste the Local Difference $25,000
Michigan Legacy Art Park Construction of barrier-free trail to park $40,000
Mt. Holiday Zipline Course $10,000
Music House Museum Technology upgrade for outreach $15,000
NMi Community Action Agency Hire a development director $40,000
Northern Michigan Supportive Housing Hire administrative assistant and move ED to full time $30,000
Northport Community Arts Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
Northwestern Michigan Fair Construction of new horse barn $15,000
Peter Dougherty Society Preserve and restore Dougherty Mission House $15,000
Rex Dobson Ruby Ellen Fdn Planning: master preservation plan $5,000
Rotary Camps & Services Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes $30,000
SEEDS Development officer and business plan $35,000
StonesHouse Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
TART Trails Phase II of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail $50,000
The Children's House Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
The Nature Conservancy Invasive species management on Lake Michigan $25,000
Traverse Health Clinic New physician $25,000
United Way – 211 Planning: 211 Program Sustainability $5,000
Women's Resource Center Planning: Doula Teen Parenting Program $5,000
Women's Resource Center Board and fund development $13,061
Yuba Historical Museum Installation of HVAC system and upgraded plumbing $10,000
National Writers Series of Traverse City Planning - OCA $8,000
Rotary Charities Strategic Planning Implementation $60,000
Arts Center Traverse City Crooked Tree Merger $50,000
Habitat for Humanity- Grand Traverse Capacity – Organziational Capacity Building $50,000
Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) Discovering the Great Lakes Series (1) $50,000
Stoneshouse, Inc Dann's House (1) $50,000
Traverse City Film Festival  Bijou by the Bay $50,000
Community Services Network of Michigan Annual Subscription Program (1) $42,500
Grass River Natural Area, Inc. Internal Organizational Capacity (1) $36,341
Northwest MI Community Action Agency Communications & Development (2) $35,000
Northport Youth Sailing School (NYSS) Boat House $27,750
SEEDS Fund Development (3) $25,000
Botanical Garden Society of Northwest MI Capacity – Organziational Capacity Building (2) $20,000
Elk Rapids Area Historical Society Handicap Accessibility & Water Project $20,000
Disability Network/ Northern Michigan Fund Development Capacity Bldg (2) $17,298
Bethany Christian Services Safe Families for Children (3) $17,250
VASA Organizational Advancement (3) $15,000
Benzie Home Health Care Improving Marketing & Technical Cap (2) $14,355
Rainbow of Hope Farm Red Shed Country Store (1) $12,400
Alzheimer's Association - GMC Support Groups $10,000
Traverse City/Garfield Twp Rec Authority Energy Farm Master Plan $10,000
Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association VASA Fat Bike Trail $7,000
Rotary International End Polio Now $250,000
Addiction Treatment Services Planning - strategic plan $5,000
Benzie County Council On Aging, Inc. Planning Board & Leadership Development $4,500
Cerulean Center Planning - Retreat $3,900
The Rotary Foundation End Polio $250,000
Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse, Inc. Planning - Strategic Planning $8,000
Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, Inc. Planning - Building improvements $5,000
Grand Traverse Conservation District Planning - Buisness Plan $5,000
City of Frankfort Planning - DDA Development & TIF Plan $5,000
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center Operating Plan $3,700
Joyfield Township on behalf of L2L Lakes to Land Regional Initiative (1) $35,000
  Fiscal Year Total $2,249,927