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FOCUS Fund Endowment

Grants to Northern Michigan Nonprofits to
Improve the Quality of Life for Local Residents

GrantWatch ID#: 174565
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation


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Grants of up to $2,500 (and occasionally more) to Northern Michigan nonprofit organizations for programs and services that benefit those living in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and/or Leelanau counties. Preference for funding is given to proposals that offer a philanthropic approach to addressing community needs, and that have the potential for transformative community impact.

Program operational needs, direct services, capital or equipment expenditures, etc. are eligible for funding.

The grant review committee encourages collaborative projects where grant dollars can be maximized and serve as many people as possible (relative to the community being served).

Grants of up to a maximum of $2,500 will be awarded. From time-to-time, the Community Foundation may consider larger grant awards.

Funding is available for organizations serving Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and/or Leelanau counties.

Match Requirement:

Generally, a dollar for dollar match is required.

To Apply:

Complete the online grant application form. (For the link to the application, see Contact Information section below.) Please also download and complete the Community Foundation Grant Budget Form (see Supporting Documents below), and email to Gina at

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Contact Gina Limbocker, Grantmaking and Program Officer, at, or 231-935-4066.

Click here to apply online:

Submit the completed Community Foundation Grant Budget Form via email to Gina Limbocker at the above email address.

Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties

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