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Grants to Michigan Nonprofits in Eligible
Locations to Address Community Needs

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Rotary of Traverse City

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs and projects that address community needs. Focus areas include arts and culture, environment, education, basic human needs, health and safety, and recreation. Grants 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. Eligible programs benefit the residents of Grand Traverse County.

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 benefiting 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.

Funding is not available for:
- Endowments
- Individuals
- Multiple years
- On­‐going operating expenses
- Religious activities or programs
- Salaries
- Participation fees
- Sponsorships

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines for the 2020-2021 grant cycle
- September 4, 2020
- December 4, 2020
- March 5, 2021
- June 4, 2021

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 applications and direct questions to Kathy Bussell, Club Administrator, at

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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