Our 2017 grant application cycle is closed, for all programs except Seed Grants. We are not scheduling pre-grant-submission interviews at this time. Please visit our website in spring 2018 to learn more about future grant cycles and opportunities. Thank you!

Applications must be submitted online. Click Here to Preview Application.

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Rotary Charities Seed Grants are awards intended to support ventures where a small investment will go a long way toward a larger impact. Applicants may apply for financial support and/or consulting services through NorthSky Nonprofit Network for a combined value up to $10,000. A 25% cash or in-kind match is required. Nonprofit organizations, units of government, education institutions, partnerships and networks that have been providing services for at least one year are eligible to apply. Those interested in applying for funding should contact Rotary Charities at 231-941-4010 to set up an appointment. Full applications are through invitation only and will be considered monthly. For more information about Seed Grants click here. You can download the budget form by clicking here.

Grant Specifics by Type
Single-Year Grants Only
Capital Building renovation, expansion or construction, acquisition of land $10,000 – $100,000 Sept 1 Dec 15
Program Delivery of programs and services $10,000 – $100,000 Sept 1 Dec 15
Capacity Building To strengthen the ability of nonprofit organizations partnerships or networks to have impact $10,000 – $100,000 Sept 1 Dec 15
Seed Assessing,Grants where a small investment can have an outsized impact $500 – $10,000 15th of month End of month

All grants require some level of match. Please refer to the Grant Guidelines for more information. 

Please note that multiple-year grants were suspended as of 6/29/2016