Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Offering Over $100,000 in Grants

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Awards Scholarships To StudentsLocal non-profits, educational, governmental and tribal organizations have a chance to get some extra funding from a northern Michigan foundation.

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation is giving away more than $100,000 in grants to community partners in Benzie, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Antrim Counties. The money is generated through a partnership between the foundation’s community funds and the Wilfred and Joan Larson Endowment.

The Community Impact Vice President for the Foundation, Steve Wade, says the new grant program comes after the impact they saw their Urgent Needs Fund had on local organizations during the pandemic.

“[The grants] are both flexible and strategic to support a lot of the needs that exist in our community,” Wade states.

Organizations in Benzie, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Antrim Counties can apply. Each will get up to $20,000 to help support their mission.

“What we’re going to be looking to do is to make investments of about $20,000 to a number of our community partners to be able to make strategic grants that are going to truly impact and be transformative to the work they’re doing in the community,” Wade says.

Eligible groups can apply through August 24th. Click here to apply.