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Here are some sources of funding in the region.

You can also research foundations on 990 Finder.

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

Contact

Chris Warren, Secretary


Cherryland Cares

Funding Priorities

Health and Human Services, education, youth and basic needs

Geography

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

Contact & Website

Shannon Mattson

Learn more on Cherryland's website


Consumers Energy Foundation

Funding Priorities

Social welfare, education, community, civic and cultural development, enviornment, and buildings, structures or equipment

Geography

Communities in Michigan’s lower peninsula where we have a business presence.

Contact & Website

Carolyn Bloodworth, Secretary/Treasurer

Learn more on Consumers Energy's website


DTE Energy Foundation

Funding Priorities

Arts and culture, community transformation, economic progress, education and employment, environment, human needs

Geography

Communities where we have a business presence.

Contact & Website

Submit an inquiery 

Learn more on DTE Foundation's website

 


Frey Foundation

Funding Priorities

Building CommunityChildren & FamiliesCommunity ArtsEnvironment

Geography

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

Contact & Website

Contact

Learn more on the Frey Foundation's website


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

Contact & Website

Contact

Learn more on GTRCF's website


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Oleson Foundation

Funding Priorities

Education, environment, community development, health and human services

Geography

Grand Traverse, Charlevoix, Emmet and Antrim counties

Deadlines

April 1st

Contact & Website

Contact Kathy Huschke

Learn more on the Oleson Foundation's website


United Way of Northwest Michigan

Funding Priorities

Health:  Reduce Substance Abuse and Childhood Obesity  (Priority - Prevention)

Education:  High School Graduation Attainment and a  successful post-secondary launch. (Priority - Prevention)

Basic Needs: Basic Needs targeting fragile and vulnerable populations.  Housing, utilities, and food security. (Priority - Intervention)

Geography

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

Contact & Website

Seth Johnson, President
231-715-5599

Learn more on United Way of Northwest Michigan's website

 


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 County.