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Here are some other sources of funding in the region.

Rotary Charities is committed to connecting changemakers to the resources they need to serve their communities. Sometimes, a project isn't a great fit for our grants. In those cases, we recommend reaching out to other regional funders for support.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of foundations. You can also search for grants and foundations using Foundation Directory Online. This service requires a membership but is accessible for free when you visit a branch of Traverse Area District Library. 


Biederman Foundation

Funding Priorities

Civic improvements, youth education, health and human services, preservation efforts

Geography

Grand Traverse, Benzie, Leelanau, Antrim, Kalkaska

Deadlines

April 1st for consideration at Spring meeting, September 1st for consideration at Fall (discretionary) meeting

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Cherryland Cares

Funding Priorities

Health and Human Services, Education, Youth, and Basic Needs

Geography

Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee and Wexford counties

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Consumers Energy Foundation

Funding Priorities

Social Welfare, Education, Community, Civic and Cultural Development, Environment, and Buildings, Structures, or Equipment

Geography

Consumers Energy service area

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DTE Energy Foundation

Funding Priorities

Arts and Culture, Community Transformation, Economic Progress, Education and Employment, Environment, Human Needs

Geography

DTE service area

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Frey Foundation

Funding Priorities

Building Community, Children & Families, Community Arts, Environment

Geography

Kent, Emmet, and Charlevoix Counties or projects that impact the broader West or Northern Michigan regions

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Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Geography

Antrim, Benzie, Charleviox, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee counties

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Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Funding Priorities

Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services, Youth

Geography

Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau counties

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Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Funding Priorities

Behavioral Health, Healthy Aging, Nutrition & Healthy LIfestyles, Community Health Impact, Special Projects & Emerging Ideas

Geography

Michigan

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Oleson Foundation

Funding Priorities

Education, Environment, Community Development, Health and Human Services

Geography

Grand Traverse, Charlevoix, Emmet and Antrim counties

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United Way of Northwest Michigan

Funding Priorities

Health, Education, Basic Needs

Geography

Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties

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Porter Family Foundation

Funding Priorities

Environment

Geography

Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties

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Local Rotary Clubs give grants for various purposes in their community.

Reach out to your local club to learn about opportunities for funding and community service. The Traverse City Noon Rotary Club gives Good Works grants to organizations that serve Grand Traverse and Leelanau County.

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