Rotary Charities leads positive change in the region by assisting community organizations to better achieve their missions. We do this by:
- Providing resources and grants
- Providing leadership
- Providing a Management Support Organization, NorthSky Nonprofit Network, for the nonprofit sector
- Facilitating strategic partnerships
- Promoting philanthropy
Eligible applicants for funding include all 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations, units of government and local school districts serving Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or Leelanau Counties.
Rotary Charities makes grants in 4 categories:
- CAPITAL PROJECTS to help with the renovation, expansion or construction of needed community facilities or acquisition of property for public use. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $100,000+.
- PROGRAM GRANTS to promote innovative, grass-roots approaches to community issues that represent new methods of delivering programs or services that have a measurable impact. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $99,000.
- ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS to strengthen the operating capabilities of nonprofit organizations, improving their ability to better meet the needs of their communities. Awards range from $5,000 to $50,000. ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT GRANTS to assist nonprofit organizations by providing board training and organizational capacity assessments. Awards range from $500 to $5,000.
- PLANNING GRANTS to assist nonprofits with developing successful strategies for capital and program projects. Grant awards range from $500 to $5,000.
Before beginning the Grant Application process your organization will need to identify what category of grant you will be seeking. There are separate guidelines, criteria and process for each category: Capital, Program and Capacity Building. Click on "How to Apply" for complete details.
Applications will only be accepted online. More information is available in the "How to Apply" section of this website.
The First of Each Month: Planning Grant Requests ($5,000 or less)
March 1, 2012: Small Capital Grants (under $100,000) and Single Year Program Grants (under $99,000)
September 1, 2012: Small Capital, Single Year Program, Multiple Year Program and Organizational Capacity Building Grants
Rotary Charities of Traverse City
202 E. Grandview Parkway, Ste.200
Traverse City, MI 49684
Additional Local Rotary Funding Resources
Program Related Investments
The Program Related Investments (PRI) is not a grant program, but qualified organizations may be eligible for loan guarantees or loans. PRI is jointly administered by Rotary Charities and Rotary Camps & Services. Click here for more information on PRI
The following are not programs of Rotary Charities, but are administered by the sponsoring Rotary Clubs. For more information, please use the contact information provided below.
The Good Works Fund of the Rotary Club of Traverse City
The Good Works Committee coordiates the disbursement of funds raised by the club's Annual Rotary Show. The Good Works Committee accepts grant reguests from local community organizations for projects and initiatives, primarily in Grand Traverse County. Each year the committee makes $50,000 in grants to Good Works Projects in the Community. For more information, contact Chuck Downey, chair of the Good Works Fund committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Download the forms from the Club web site: www.traversecityrotary.org .