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2014-2015 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 $1.5 million to our community in the following areas:

Health & Human Services   $645,413
Arts and Culture   $351,000
Environment  $239,741
Access to Recreation   $113,450
Education    $103,000
Other     $77,000


Organization Purpose Amount
Addiction Treatment Services Planning: strategic plan development $5,000
Alzheimer's Association – Greater Michigan Chapter Local Support Groups $10,000
ArtCenter Traverse City Merger with Crooked Tree Art Center $50,000
Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
Benzie Area Christian Neighbors Planning: building improvements $5,000
Benzie County Council on Aging Planning: board & leadership development $4,500
Benzie Home Health Care Marketing and technical capacity $14,355
Bethany Christian Services Planning: economic development strategic plan $5,000
Benzie Home Health Care Marketing and technical capacity $17,250
Botanical Garden Society of Northwest Michigan Fund development and board assistance $20,000
Cerulean Center Planning: staff and board retreat $3,900
City of Traverse City Planning: fishing pier fundraising plan $5,000
City Opera House Heritage Association Accessible balcony-level restrooms $95,000
Community Foundation Rotary Fund supplement $17,000
Community Foundation Historic Barns Park & Botanic Gardens $95,000
Community Services Network Annual subscription program $42,500
Disability Network Fund developer for major gifts and capacity growth $17,298
Elk Rapids Area Historical Society Handicap Acessibility & water project $20,000
Fishtown Preservation Society Planning: strategic & management $5,000
Goodwill Northern Michigan Planning: improved food access $5,000
Grand Traverse Conservation District Planning: business plan $5,000
Grand Traverse Conservation District Planning: nature center evaluation $5,000
Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation PACE Center building renovation $99,000
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Planning: technical/strategic support $5,000
Grass River Natural Area Education Director & Community Outreach Coordinator $36,341
Grow Benzie Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region Building internal staff capacity $50,000
Human Nature School Organizational capacity assessment $3,000
Inland Seas Education Association Discovering the great lakes series $50,000
Interlochen Public Library New building & community room $100,000
Involved Citizens Enterprise (I.C.E.) Arena renovation $68,700
Land Information Access Association (LIAA) Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
National Writers Series of Traverse City Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association VASA fat bike trail $7,000
Northport Youth Sailing School Boat house $27,750
Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing Administrative support and fund development $15,000
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Communications and development $35,000
Parallel 45 Planning: organizational capacity assessment $8,000
Planned Parenthood of West & Northern MI LARC for low income women $10,100
Preserve Hickory Planning: fundraising feasibility study $5,000
Rainbow of Hope Farm Red Shed country store $12,400
Rotary Camps & Services Boardman coordinated strategy $31,500
Rotary Charities Network Learning $60,000
Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse Planning: strategic planning $8,000
SEEDS Development officer and business plan $25,000
Stoneshouse Dann's House $50,000
The Nature Conservancy Invasive species management on Lake Michigan $25,000
The Rotary Foundation End Polio Now $250,000
The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay Planning: Salesforce transition $9,000
Traverse City Film Festival Bijou by the Bay equipment $50,000
Traverse City/Garfield Twp Recreation Authority Energy farm master plan $10,000
Village of Kingsley Planning: downtown redevelopment $5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest MI Planning Academic Success $5,000
Village of Ellsworth Planning - Program $5,000
Michigan Legacy Art Park Planning - Salesforce Implementation $4,000
SEEDS Planning - Capital Architectural Planning $2,500
Preserve Hickory Master Plan Implementation $100,000
Child and Family Services of NW Michigan Trauma Assessment and Treatment Center $45,000
Health Department of Northwest Michigan Oral Health Coalition $45,000
Crosshatch Capacity Building $45,000
Traverse Area Pickleball Association Garfield Township Pickelball Courts $40,878
Benzie Transportation Authority & BATA Non Emergency Medical Transportation $35,000
Family Partnership Grand Traverse Little Collaborative $35,000
Habitat for Humanity - Grand Traverse Capacity – Organziational Capacity Building - Depot Neighborhood (2) $35,000
Parallel 45, Inc Capacity Building $35,000
Stoneshouse, Inc Dann's House (2) $35,000
Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) Discovering the Great Lakes Series (2) $34,941
Milton Township Launch & Water Trailhead $30,000
Northwest MI Community Action Agency Communications & Development (3) $25,000
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center Regional Center $25,000
Women's Resource Center - Grand Traverse Housing & Client Service Area Renovation $25,000
Grass River Natural Area, Inc. Internal Organizational Capacity (2) $24,954
Community Services Network of Michigan Annual Subscription Program (2) $20,000
Joyfield Township on behalf of L2L Lakes to Land Regional Initiative (2) $20,000
Crooked Tree Arts Council, Inc Continue work of the Merger (2) $17,500
Disability Network/ Northern Michigan Capacity Building Fund Development $8,649
Benzie Home Health Care Improving Marketing & Technical Cap (3) $7,250
Rainbow of Hope Farm Red Shed Country Store (2) $6,000
Traverse City Police Department Planning - Community Engagement $5,000
Acme Christian Thrift Store & Food Pantry Planning OCA $8,000
Crosshatch Planning $5,000
Leelanau Peninsula Economic Foundation Planning - Business Survey $5,000
Bellaire Community Youth Initiative Planning - OCA $8,000
Conflict Resolution Services, Inc.  Planning - OCA $8,000
Northern Family Intervention Services Planning - OCA $8,000
Rotary Camps and Services Coal Dock Property $1,000,000
Saving Birds Thru Habitat Planning - OCA $8,000
TBA Career Tech Center Planning - Program 3D PLC $5,000
  Fiscal Year Total $3,306,266