Rotary impacts our region.

Rotary Charities has invested over $58 million in over 1,300 grants to the five-county Grand Traverse region since 1977.

We envision a region of vibrant, connected communities where all people and ecosystems thrive.

Our purpose is to catalyze community solutions by investing in the process and results of connecting, learning, and adapting.

Our Values:

  • We practice Truth; Fairness; Goodwill and Mutual Benefit-the 4 Way Test of Rotary International.
  • We are primarily of service to our regional community.
  • We respect the dignity of each individual and organization.
  • We respect a diversity of opinions and perspectives.
  • We promote innovation and cooperation in order to improve the quality of life.

Our Guiding Principles:

  • We are Rotarians; this drives our values, our service, and our skills.
  • We always act on behalf of the greater good.
  • Our resources are a gift; it is our responsibility to wisely allocate them.
  • We leverage our resources to stretch our impact and dollars further.
  • We are a catalyst for positive change – not necessarily the agent for change.
  • Helping people help themselves is the most effective way to make change.