2018 Rotary Charities Grantees

Rotary Charities fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The table below shows all of the grants made to date in our community in the 2018 fiscal year, totaling $1,066,025 as of 12/31/18.


Organization Purpose Amount
Arts for All
 expand arts programming for special education classrooms $65,000
Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes
 construct the wheelchair-accessible portion of the Kettles Trail $10,000
Glen Lake Community Library
 renovate and expand the library $10,000
Food Rescue of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan
increase access to and education about healthy food $100,000
Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation
establish the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly $25,000
Inland Seas Education Association
renovate Capt. Thomas M Kelly Biological Station $75,000
Northwestern Michigan College Foundation
West Hall Innovation Center and Library $50,00K
Paddle Antrim
launch the Chain of Lakes Water Trail $35,000
Parallel 45 Inc
construct the Grand Traverse County Civic Center amphitheater $50,000
Peninsula Community Library
construct the new library facility $10,000
convene and support institutions working toward clean energy goals $50,000
Great Lakes Naturalist Initiative  mobilize citizen scientists to address invasive species in Grand Traverse Bay $140,000
Food & Farming Network  address unprecedented challenges in farmland and farming $82,625
Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center build public will for A World Without Abuse $140,000
The Homeless Youth Initiative engage community to prevent and end youth homelessness $140,000
Grow Benzie's Josh Stoltz attend Basecamp#5 School of Systems Change $17,400
El Grupo Norte plan for Safe Routes to School $5,000
Health Department of NW Michigan Central Lake School Health exploratory needs assessment $6,000
Village of Bellaire Downtown Development Authority plan for renovation of Bellaire Community Hall $10,000
NMC Foundation  administration of NorthSky capacity building courses $25,000
Preserve Hickory  business & marketing plan for new facility $10,000
Fiscal Year Total $1,066,025