The Grand Traverse Community Foundation Turns Donations Into Grants, Scholarships

The Grand Traverse Community Foundation wants to give local nonprofits the money they need to stay afloat.

The foundation works with donors to invest money, which in turn creates grants and scholarships to give back to the community.

The grants from the organization go to programs that focus on the arts, education, environment, human services, and youth.

That includes the Norte Clubhouse and the Peninsula Community Library.

The foundation says their goal is to preserve and maintain the grand traverse community.

They say no donation is too small.

“We’re supported by a wide range of donors. Last year we had over 800 people contribute. We had donations from $10 all the way to a million dollars. So really every gift as an opportunity to make a meaningful difference,” says Alison Metiva, Grand Traverse Community Foundation vice president of strategic engagement.

If you want to become a donor for the foundation, click here.

To apply for one of their grants, click here.

To apply for their scholarships, click here.