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Rotary Charities Announcing Spring Grant Cycle Recipients

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Ten northern Michigan nonprofits are splitting hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money.

Rotary Charities of Traverse City is announcing the ten recipients of their Spring Grant cycle. And this year the grants total $425,750.  The grants are designed to support the development of community assets in the five-county Grand Traverse Region.

Becky Ewing is the Rotary Charities outgoing Executive Director. Speaking to the winners in a virtual event, she says, “It’s just been the honor of my life to be part of Rotary Charities and the work they do, to see it through this first phase of systems change grant-making. And thanks for all the work you do because without our nonprofits we wouldn’t have a job!”

Rotary Charities Strategic Communications Manager Miriam Owsley says, “I’m just blown away by the incredible impact that each of our grantees have in northern Michigan. We have 10 amazing grantees who are in a diverse field, from arts and culture to science and technology and education.”
The next grant cycle opens in July.

The grant recipients include:

Civil Air Patrol, Traverse City Squadron: Aircraft Hangar & Classroom Project $50,000

COGNiTiON, Beulah: Operation Growth Spurt II, $50,000

Friends of the Garden Theater, Frankfort: Help the Garden Grow,$50,000

Grow Benzie, Benzonia: Benzie Hive, $50,000

Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region: Maple City Crossings Hope Builders Project, $50,000

Newton’s Road, Traverse City: Career Investigator 2.0, $20,750

Northport Arts Association: Clay Works Studio, $25,000

The Rock of Kingsley Youth and Senior Center: Building Preservation & Expansion Project, $50,000

Traverse Area District Library: Bookmobile, $50,000

Traverse City Dance Project: Moving Theater, $30,000

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