2018 Rotary Charities Grantees

Rotary Charities fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The table below shows all of the grants made to date in our community in the 2018 fiscal year, totaling $1,236,025 as of 5/28/19.

Organization Purpose Amount
Arts for All Expand arts programming for special education classrooms $65,000
Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Construct the wheelchair accessible portion of the Kettles Trail


Glen Lake Community Library Renovate and expand the library


Food Rescue of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan Increase access to and education about healthy food


Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation Establish the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly


Inland Seas Education Association Renovate Capt. Thomas M Kelly Biological Station


Northwestern Michigan College Foundation West Hall Innovation Center and Library


Paddle Antrim Launch the Chain of Lakes Water Trail


Parallel 45 Inc Construct the Grand Traverse County Civic Center amphitheater


Peninsula Community Library Construct the new library facility


SEEDS Convene and support institutions working toward clean energy goals


Great Lakes Naturalist Initiative Mobilize citizen scientists to address invasive species in Grand Traverse Bay


Food & Farming Network Address unprecedented challenges in farmland and farming


Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center Build public will for A World Without Abuse


The Homeless Youth Initiative Engage community to prevent and end youth homelessness


Grow Benzie's Josh Stoltz Changemaker Fellowship to attend Basecamp #5 School of Systems Change


El Grupo Norte Plan for safe routes to school


Health Department of NW Michigan Central Lake School Health exploratory needs assessment


Village of Bellaire Downtown Development Authority Plan for renovation of Bellaire Community Hall


NMC Foundation Administration of NorthSky capacity building courses


Preserve Hickory Business & marketing plan for new facility


Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology planning for Commongrounds Listening Room $10,000
TART Trails fundraising feasibility study for Traverse City to Charlevoix trail


Traverse City DDA strategy for unifying the Lower Boardman $10,000
Human Nature School land assessment and plan for development $10,000
ReWild Michigan capacity building $10,000
20Fathoms capacity building $10,000
Kalkaska DDA feasibility study for rail transfer station $10,000
United Way of NW MI's Leisa Eckerle Hankins Changemaker Fellowship to learn the Team Alignment Process $20,000
Benzie County Aquatic Center feasibility study $10,000
Northport Arts Association program development $10,000
Spark in the Dark program development $10,000
Networks Northwest Be Counted MI Census 2020 program $10,000
Venture North Early Childhood Education study $10,000
Networks Northwest Options for land-based investment solutions for housing needs study $10,000
Title Track's Seth Bernard Changemaker Fellowship for Culture Healing for Collective Liberation workshops $20,000
Fiscal Year Total