Leave a Lasting Impression.  Here's How.
Cleo M. Purdy Endowment

A Central Lake native, Cleo Purdy's passion for children and young families lives on because of her generous heart and thoughtful planning. Supporting programming for preschool, playgroups, and family engagement, her gift will continue to impact generations of families.

Gifts great and small make a meaningful difference in the communities we treasure. By aligning our gifts with what means the most to us, we can create a lasting and personal impression.

What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.

Apply for a Grant

Below is a list of our current grant opportunities. Before beginning your grant application, check out our Grant Evaluation Considerations for a helpful guide for items to think about!

Fall Grant Cycle Opportunities:

Fall Grant Opportunities/ Common Grant Application

Genuine Leelanau Charitable Endowment

Joan Rajkovich McGarry Family Education Endowment

Traverse City Track Club Endowment

  • The TC Track Club Endowment supports running related activities including; Cross Country Programs, Track and Field Programs, Summer Camp Activities, Running/Walking Programs and Charitable Giving Related to Running. The TC Track Club Endowment is both a Spring and Fall Grant Cycle Opportunity
  • Learn more about the Traverse City Track Club Endowment

Youth Endowment

  • The Community Foundation Youth Endowment grants are available to nonprofit, educational or governmental organizations serving youth in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties.
  • Learn more about the Youth Endowment

Ongoing Grant Opportunities:

FOCUS Fund Endowment

Grant Opportunities for TCAPS

  • Grant applications for the Titan Excellence Fund Endowment and Assisting Children's Education (ACE) Endowment are accepted on an ongoing basis, and reviewed annually in November. Application deadline is November 1


All Community Foundation grants are approved and awarded by the Community Foundation Board. Our responsive grant awards are made with input and recommendation from grant review committees comprised of community representative and/or Community Foundation staff and Board.


What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
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