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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.

Grant Opportunities


Grant Opportunities for TCAPS

The Community Foundation has two competitive grant opportunities specifically for Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS). Grant applications are accepted year round are reviewed annually in November, and grant awards are presented in December.

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Spring Grant Cycle

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.

Fall Grant Cycle

Grant applications for the Fall Grant Cycle are posted in mid-August and applications are due by October 1. Use the links below to learn more about each grant opportunity. Or CLICK HERE to apply for a grant.

Fall Grant Opportunities/Common Grant Application

  • We have a variety of grant opportunities available in the Fall from several different Endowments; one common grant application is submitted. 

Genuine Leelanau Charitable Endowment

  • The Genuine Leelanau Charitable Endowment provides support to nonprofit organizations or groups that work to enhance the life and culture of women, children and families in Leelanau County.

Joan Rajkovich McGarry Family Education Endowment

  • The Joan Rajkovich McGarry Family Education Endowment supports programs and services to benefit Grand Traverse and/or Leelanau Counties. The grantmaking focus is on nutrition and, in particular, on school aged children and obesity issues. $5,000 will be available to grant in 2017.

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

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.

Contact Gina Thornbury at the Community Foundation at gthornbury@gtrcf.org or 231-935-4066 with questions or for more information.

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