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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 $1,757,675 as of 5/28/19.

Systems Change Accelerator Grantees

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

$140,000

Food & Farming Network Address unprecedented challenges in farmland and farming

$82,625

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

$140,000

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

$140,000

 

Assets for Thriving Communities Grantees

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

$10,000

Glen Lake Community Library Renovate and expand the library

$10,000

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

$100,000

Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation Establish the program for all-inclusive care for the elderly

$25,000

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

$75,000

Northwestern Michigan College Foundation West Hall Innovation Center and Library

$50,000

Paddle Antrim Launch the Chain of Lakes Water trail

$35,000

Parallel 45 Inc Construct the Grand Traverse County Civic Center amphitheater

$50,000

Peninsula Community Library Construct the new library facility

$10,000

SEEDS Convene and support institutions working toward clean energy goals

$50,000

 

Seed Grants

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

$17,400

El Grupo Norte Plan for safe routes to school

$5,000

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

$6,000

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

$10,000

NMC Foundation Administration of NorthSky capacity building courses

$25,000

Preserve Hickory Business & marketing plan for new facility

$10,000

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

$10,000

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
Arts for All Expand arts programming for special needs classrooms $65,000
Grow Benzie Filling the Gap $10,000
Traverse City Downtown Development Authority Destination Downtown $10,000
Kalkaska County Parks and Recreation Regional Recreation Master Plan $10,000
Crooked Tree Arts Council Incubator project $10,000
SEEDS Public building energy audit $5,000
Goodwill Northern Michigan Grand Traverse homeless response system $7,500
Grand Traverse Industries Traverse Bay Area neurodiversity Pilot $6,500

 

Changemaker Fellowship

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

$20,000

Title Track's Seth Bernard Changemaker Fellowship for Culture Healing for Collective Liberation workshops $20,000

 

Other

Organization Purpose Amount
Arts for All Expand Arts Programming for Special Needs Classrooms $65,000
Betsie Valley Community Center Transformation (2) $36,750
Utopia Foundation Young Peace Builders Clubs (3) $25,000
Council of Michigan Foundations Collier $10,000
FLOW Capacity (3) $25,000
Health Department of NW Michigan Oral Health Coalition (3) $25,000
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities Passenger Rail (3) $24,000
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities Solarise $10,000
Village of Bellaire Bellaire DDA- Restore Bellaire Community $10,000
Networks Northwest Transformation Fund $100,000
Community Foundation Transformation Fund $25,000
Networks Northwest Arts & Culture $10,000
Family Partnership Grand Traverse Program Grant (3) $25,000
Betsie Valley Community Center Transformation $21,900
Kalkaska County Library New Library Communication Strategy $10,000
Traverse City Area Public Schools Teen Parent Program $10,000
 
Fiscal Year Total

$1,757,675