Each year, Rotary Charities provides approximately $1.2 to 1.5 million to nonprofits, local units of government, and schools in the five-county Grand Traverse region (Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties).

Rotary Charities makes grants in four areas:
  1. CAPITAL GRANTS to help with the renovation, expansion or construction of needed community facilities or acquisition of property for public use. Awards range from $5,000 to $100,000.
  2. PROGRAM GRANTS  to promote innovative, grass-roots approaches to community issues that represent new programs and expansion of successful programs that have a measurable impact. Awards range from $5,000 to $99,000.
  3. CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS to strengthen the ability of nonprofit organizations, partnerships or networks to have impact. Awards range from $5,000 to $99,000.
  4. SEED GRANTS to assist nonprofits, partnerships or networks develop or implement successful strategies for capacity, programs and capital projects. Awards up to $10,000.

Information about how to apply, and a link to our online application can be found here.

Program Related Investments

Program Related Investments (PRI) is not a grant program, but qualified organizations may be eligible for loan guarantees or direct loans. PRI is jointly administered by Rotary Charities and Rotary Camps & Services. Click here for more information on PRI

The Good Works Fund of the Rotary Club of Traverse City

The Good Works Committee of the Rotary Club of Traverse City coordinates the disbursement of funds raised by the club’s annual Rotary Show. The Good Works Committee accepts grant requests 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 Deb Lake, chair of the Good Works Committee, at lake.deb@gmail.com.