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Holtrey Endowments

The legacy of Karolina Holtrey, and daughter, Carolyn, continues to support the community of Frankfort through three separate endowments created in their name in 2000.

Supporting the area's library, skilled nursing facility and educational needs, the Holtrey Endowments are core to the fabric of life in Benzie County and a testament to the foresight, kindness and care of its donors.


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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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