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2017 Rotary Charities Grantees

Rotary Charities fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The table below shows all of the grants made to our community in the 2017 fiscal year, totaling $1,770,957.


Organization Purpose Amount
Arts for All Art Program Expansion $9,000
Blackbird Arts Community Arts Program $12,000
City of Traverse City Partners for Places – Climate Leadership in Rural Michigan $45,000
Communities in Schools Expanding Collaboration $50,000
Conservation Resource Alliance Sabin Dam Removal Effort $70,000
El Grupo Norte Strong TC Project $25,000
Father Fred Foundation Eviction Diversion Program Expansion $31,500
Friends of Easling Pool Easling Pool Renovation $70,000
Glen Arbor Art Association Expanded Exhibition Space $10,000
Great Start Collaborative Parent Learning Cohort $25,000
Justice for Our Neighbors Legal Services Program for Immigrants $11,000
Kalkaska Downtown Development Authority Building the Community Information Center $75,000
Northwest Michigan Health Services Dental Services Program $30,000
TART Trails Boardman Lake-Loop Trail Completion $75,000
Venture North Funding Capacity Building $35,000
Village of Elberta Penfold Park Improvements $20,000
Youth Housing Initiative Homeless Youth Housing $75,000
5-County Substance Free Coalition Capacity Building $30,000
Northwest MI Community Action Agency Renovation- level up project $75,000
Villaga of Kalkaska, DDA Kalkaska Community Information Center $75,000
Honor Area Restoration Project Homestead Township Property Acquisition $50,000
United Way of Northwest Michigan Five County Substance Free Coalition $30,000
Crosshatch Capacity – Organziational Capacity Building $25,000
Venture North Funding and Development Great Start/5toONE Parent Leadership Coh $25,000
Paralell 45, Inc Program Grant $15,000
Central United Methodist Church Enhancing Access to Justice for All $11,000
SEEDS SEED Youth Corps Black Locust Enterprise $10,000
Community Resource Development Mancelona Revitalization Project $10,000
MDNR Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative $10,000
Bay Area Transportation Authority Bay Line Steering Committee $9,100
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center Team Zero Campaign $10,000
Shape Up North Sandbox grant $6,000
Downtown Development Authority Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market $10,000
Rotary Camps and Services Out of Budget operating support $350,000
Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, Inc. SEED Grant - Board Enrichment $10,000
Leelanau Township Community Foundation SEEDesigning and Achieving our Potential $10,000
Charter Township of Elmwood Seed Grant - M-22 Alternative Route $7,500
Polestar LGBT SEED - Teen Education $1,898
Networks Northwest Health Coalition (2) $35,000
Utopia Foundation Young Peace Builder Clubs (2) $35,000
Preserve Hickory Hickory Hills Trails Development Master $7,500
FLOW (For Love of Water) Capacity (2) $35,000
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities Passaenger Rail (2) $30,000
Northwest MI Community Action Agency Homeless Youth Demonstration Project $10,000
Health Department of Northwest Michigan Oral Health Coalition (2) $35,000
Joyfield Township on behalf of L2L Lakes to Land Regional Initiative (3) $19,000
Betsie Valley Community Center SEED - Feasibility Study $10,000
Central United Methodist Church SEED Board Engagement and Capacity Build $10,000
Glen Lake Association, Inc. SEED Enhancing Glen Lake Water Quality $5,000
Michigan Environmental Council SEED - Bringing Renewable Energy to TC $5,000
Maritime Heritage Alliance SEED - MHA Organizational Development $4,500
Kalkaska County Parks & Rec SEED - Recreation Complex $8,000
Habitat for Humanity- Grand Traverse OCB - Depot Neighborhood (3) $25,000
Community Services Network of Michigan  Annual Subscription Program (3) $15,000
Inland Seas Eduaction Association Discovering the Great Lakes Series (3) $23,720
Benzie-Leelanau District Health Depart Live Well Benzie - Diabetes Prevention $6,239
Manistee County Community Foundation Sandbox Grant - Evaluation & Planning $3,000
  Fiscal Year Total $1.770,957