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Joe Brisson Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Sharing passions with future generations is demonstrated through the scholarship endowment honoring the memory of Joe Brisson. 

A local athlete and soccer player, Joe had an adventurous spirit and a zest for life that carries on through the high school senior recipients of this scholarship.


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

Grant Opportunities


Spring Grant Cycle

Assisting Children's Education (ACE) Endowment  

  • The ACE Endowment supports a variety of K-12 programs with TCAPS to help students and teachers develop and implement innovative ideas that are student-focused, curriculum-based and promote academic excellence.

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 nurition and, in particular, on school aged children and obesity issues.

Traverse City Track Club Endowment  Apply Now!

  • 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.

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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