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Gini's Pantry Endowment

When Gini died in May 2017, her family looked for the best way to continue her impact and legacy. Based on her dedication to providing food for families in need, Gini’s Pantry Endowment was established to help feed the community.

The Community Foundation will award annual grants for this purpose to ACTS in the name of Gini. 


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About Us



In 1992, a group of community champions had a vision to build a community foundation for our region. Their wish was to enrich our communities then, now, and forever.

Through partnerships with donors, nonprofits, and volunteers, we have the opportunity every day to bring this wish to life by promoting philanthropy and engaging in community leadership, enriching our communities with grant dollars, and building endowments to make a lasting impact for generations to come. 

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation exists to facilitate, promote, and serve philanthropy and permanent endowments, thereby enhancing the quality of life in its five-county region.

We do this by:

  • Developing and supporting a diverse collection of permanent endowments supported by a wide range of donors.
  • Involving a large number of regional volunteers in building endowments and in awarding grants to benefit our communities.
  • Developing an understanding of the role of charitable giving in filling community needs.
  • Empowering youth to make a difference through grant making and leadership.
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