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Urgent Needs Fund

Launched in March 2020, the Urgent Needs Fund has helped over 70 nonprofit, governmental, and tribal entities across Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties that have worked with individuals and families disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Entities receiving grant support have included health and human services, arts, culture, and environmental organization partners. 

While applications to the Urgent Needs Fund are now closed, we invite you to contact Steve Wade, Vice President of Community Impact to learn about funding opportunities for emerging needs in the communities you serve.

Thank You to Our Donor Partners

The Urgent Needs Fund received initial funding from the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, Oleson Foundation, Rotary Charities of Traverse City, United Way of Northwest Michigan, DTE Foundation, Herrington-Fitch Family Foundation, and Huckle Family Foundation. 

Additional support has been committed by the Art and Mary Schmuckal Family Foundation, Brookby Foundation, the Beers Family Foundation, Cherryland Cares, Consumers Energy Foundation, Grand Traverse County, Frey Foundation, HP Foundation, Les and Anne Biederman Foundation, Team Elmers, and many generous individuals across our five-county region.

Help individuals and families across our region as needs emerge by supporting our community funds. 


By investing in community funds, you support healthy, resilient, thriving communities across our region, now and for generations to come.

Discover how nonprofit, tribal, and governmental partners have put Urgent Needs Fund grant rewards to use to support individuals, families, and communities across our five-county region.

View Full List of Urgent Needs Fund Grant Recipients

In addition to the Urgent Needs Fund, we maintain a simple list of resources with current and accurate information related to COVID-19.

View Community Resources


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