2015-2016 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 $2.3 million to our community in the following areas:

Organization Purpose Amount
Acme Christian Thrift Store & Pantry OCA* $8,000
Artists Creating Together Grand Traverse Marketing support $5,000
Banks Township Banks Township hall restoration $30,000
Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) Capacity building $20,000
Bellaire Community Youth Initiative OCA* $8,000
Benzie Home Health Care Marketing and technical capacity $7,250
Benzie Home Health Care Strategic restructuring $10,000
Benzie Area Transportation Authority & BATA Non-emergency medical transportation $35,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Michigan Planning academic success $5,000
Cerulean Center Bioblitz program $5,000
Child & Family Services of NW Michigan Trauma assessment and treatment center $45,000
Community Resource Development Feasibility Study $5,000
Community Services Network Business Planning $20,000
Conflict Resolution Services OCA* $8,000
Crooked Tree Arts Center Continued merger work $17,500
Crosshatch OCA* $5,000
Crosshatch Capacity building $45,000
Disability Network Northern Michigan Fund development capacity building $8,649
Family Partnership Grand Traverse Little Collaborative $35,000
FLOW Capacity building $40,000
Garfield Township Pickleball courts $40,878
Glen Arbor Art Association Building renovations $40,000
Grand Traverse Bay YMCA Sustainability for Central Y $50,000
Grand Traverse County Parks & Recreation Sustainability plan for Easling Pool $5,000
Grass River Natural Area Capacity building $24,954
Grand Traverse Area Community Living Management Corp. Brickways Community Living Center Expansion $25,000
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities Rail transportation planning $36,000
Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Depot Neighborhood $35,000
Health Department of NW Michigan Oral Health Coalition $45,000
Inland Seas Education Association Discovering the Great Lakes program $34,941
Joyfield Township Lakes to Land Regional Initiative $20,000
Kalkaska County Library Fundraising Feasibility Study $5,000
Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission Parenting communities $5,000
Leelanau Peninsula Economic Foundation Business survey $5,000
Legal Services of Northern Michigan Homelessness response- free legal services $9,660
Michigan Legacy Art Park Salesforce implementation $4,000
Milton Township Boat launch & water trailhead $30,000
Networks Northwest Northern Michigan Health Coalition $40,000
Northern Family Intervention Services OCA* $8,000
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Communications & development $25,000
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Youth housing initiative $5,000
Parallel 45 Communications & fund development $35,000
Preserve Hickory Master plan implementation $100,000
Rainbow of Hope Farm Red Shed Country Store & capacity building $6,000
Rotary Camps & Services Discovery Pier 1,000,000
Saving Birds Thru Habitat OCA* $8,000
SEEDS Architectural planning $2,500
Stoneshouse Dann's House $35,000
TART Trails Market research $5,000
TBAISD Career Tech Center 3D printer program & fundraising plan $5,000
The Nature Conservancy Eastern Lake Michigan coast invasive species removal $25,000
The Watershed Center GT Bay OCA* $5,000
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center Building renovation $25,000
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center Salesforce implementation $3,750
Traverse City/Garfield Township Recreation Authority Strategic planning $3,600
Traverse Health Clinic New space & relocation $45,000
Utopia Foundation Young Peacebuilders program $15,000
Venture North Funding & Development Organizational planning for impact investing $5,000
Village of Ellsworth Community engagement & master plan development $5,000
Village of Empire Eastern Neighborhood sidewalk construction $15,925
Village of Kalkaska DDA Planning for capital improvements $5,000
Village of Mancelona Sidewalk for Safe Routes to Schools $35,000
Village of Northport Trails connector $33,300
Women's Resource Center Grand Traverse Housing & client service area renovation $25,000
Networks Northwest SEED Grant - Michigan Arts and Culture N $10,000
Venture North Funding and Development SEED grant - CDFI certification $10,000
Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse, Inc. Building Renovation $50,000
Grow Benzie  Building Renovation $40,950
Good Samaritan Family Services His House $36,500
Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation Shape Up North - Benzie $36,015
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest MI Expansion of BIGS mentoring program $34,410
Communities In Schools of Mancelona Capacity Building - Human Resource $33,460
Parallel 45, Inc Capacity – Organziational Capacity Building (2) $25,000
Stoneshouse, Inc Dann's House (3) $25,000
Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, Inc. Capacity Building $20,000
Northern Family Intervention Services Capacity Building $20,000
Paraklesis Inc. Capacity - Program Director $19,375
Benzie Home Health Care Benzie Senior Resources $19,290
Benzie County Economic and community growth $15,000
Crooked Tree Arts Council, Inc Post Merger Activities (3) $15,000
Grass River Natural Area, Inc. Capacity – Organziational Capacity Building (3) $12,851
Grand Traverse Foodshed Alliance SEED - Culinary Medicine $10,000
Northwest MI Community Action Agency SEED Homeless Youth Initiative $10,000
Village of Kalkaska, DDA SEED - Railroad Square Development Plan $10,000
Rotary Camps & Services Historical commitment - Camp, Pier $200,000
El Grupo Norte Youth Cycling Planning - Norte 2020 $8,000
Traverse City Retreat Planning- OCA $8,000
Alliance for Economic Success Planning - Manufacturing Strategy $5,000
Human Nature School Planning - Salesforce $5,000
Women's Resource Center - Grand Traverse Planning - Transitioning Doula Program $5,000
Village of Ellsworth USDA Low Mod Survey $3,200
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities Network Sandbox - Food & Farming Mini Gr $4,000
Cherryland Humane Society Planning - staffing requirements (OCA) $5,000
Arts for All Planning - Marketing $5,000
  Fiscal Year Total $2,999,958