Systems Change Accelerator Grants

Organization Purpose Years Amount
El Grupo Norte, Traverse City Area Public Schools, Trinity Lutheran, Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools, City of Traverse City Support schools and families to navigate Safe Routes to School infrastructure 3 $130,000
Northern Michigan Community Health Innovation Region Improve our region’s health and wellness system 2 $150,000




Assets for Thriving Communities Grants

Organization Purpose Years Amount
Autism Alliance of Northern Michigan Support job seekers on the autism spectrum, and their employers 2 $60,000
Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN) Construct a new facility 3


Benzie Shores District Library Improve facilities and enhance youth offerings 1 $10,000
Community Resource Development, Inc. Support home rehabilitation projects in Mancelona 1


Generations Ahead Expand supports for pregnant and parenting teens 2 $60,000
Habitat for Humanity - Grand Traverse Complete priority home repairs 1 $50,000
HomeStretch Nonprofit Housing Corp. Construct affordable housing units at Honor Village Apartments 1 $80,000
Honor Area Restoration Project Construct universally accessible infrastructure at Platte River Park 1 $40,000
Justice For Our Neighbors Michigan Provide immigration legal services 3


Leelanau Conservancy Support for the Palmer Woods 1000-Acre Project 3 $40,000
Michael's Place Provide grief response training to schools and workplaces 1


PEACE Ranch Expand equine therapy services 2 $60,000
TART Trails  Construct a 1.8-mile segment of the Traverse City to Charlevoix trail system 2






Seed Grants

Organization Purpose Amount
20Fathoms Capacity building $10,000
Arts for All Studying barriers and obstacles to inclusion-focused programming in our community $15,000
Betsie Valley Community Center Build capacity to meet dental service needs in Benzie County


Community Resource Development Build capacity to meet workforce, housing and youth development needs in Mancelona $17,400
Grand Traverse County Civic Center Master site plan


Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Purchase seeds for food sovereignty $9,721
Grow Benzie Benzie BEST cradle-to-career initiative $12,500
Grow Benzie Strategic plan $15,000
Homestead Township Lower Boardman River design $15,000
Human Nature School Land assessment and plan for development $10,000
Kalkaska DDA Feasibility study for rail transfer station $10,000
Leelanau Peninsula Economic Foundation Build capacity to impact economic development and quality of life across Leelanau County $20,500
Networks Northwest Options for land-based investment solutions for housing needs study $10,000
Networks Northwest Be Counted MI Census 2020 program $10,000
Northport Arts Association Program development $10,000
Spark in the Dark Program development $10,000
Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Great Start Collaborative strategic plan $6,000
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center Facility expansion $10,000
Village of Fife Lake Master & Recreation plans $10,000





Organization Purpose Amount
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund $110,000
Traverse City Downtown Development Association Horizon Books Feasibility Study $21,000
Rotary Club Misc World Community Sevice $20,300
Rotary Club Accessibility Fund $4,700
Fiscal Year Total