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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 $8,900
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
  Fiscal Year Total $1,529,604