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Good Works Grants

Grants to Grand Traverse County, Michigan Nonprofits for Arts,
Education, Health, Human Needs, Recreation, and Environment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rotary of Traverse City

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Grand Traverse County, Michigan nonprofit organizations for one-time events and projects in the areas of arts and culture, environment, education, basic human needs, health and safety, and recreation. Funding may be used for capital expenditures, equipment, one-time special opportunities or events, start-ups, and new projects. Priority is given to projects that have the broadest possible long-term impact in the service area.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179765

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will not exceed $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Funding is not available for multiple years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available only for nonprofit organizations and projects. Priority is given to organizations whose operating revenues do not come primarily from tax dollars.

Good Works primarily funds projects located in and benefitting residents of Grand Traverse County.

Recurring programs are not funded. The same project will not be funded a second time or be approved due to repeated requests.

Not funded:
- Endowments
- Individuals
- Multiple years
- On­‐going operating expenses
- Religious activities or programs
- Salaries
- Participation fees
- Sponsorships

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines for the 2018-2019 grant cycle:

- August 31, 2018
- November 2, 2018
- February 1, 2019
- May 3, 2019

Applicants are encouraged to have alternative or additional funding sources in place prior to applying, and to include these plans in their application. Good Works grants never fund 100% of a project’s cost.

Grants involving local public schools must be reviewed by the Superintendent's office prior to submission.

Contact Information:

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

Submit the completed grant application form to

For more information, contact:

Deb Lake, Chair of the Good Works Fund committee

The Rotary Club of Traverse City
202 E. Grandview Parkway, Ste 200
Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: 231.941.5421
Fax: 231.941.4066

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Grand Traverse County