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Urgent Needs Fund

Launched in March 2020, the Urgent Needs Fund aims to help nonprofit, governmental, and tribal entities across Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties that are working with individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Entities receiving grant support include health and human services, arts, culture, and environmental organization partners. DONATE TO THE URGENT NEEDS FUND.

Are you a nonprofit, tribal, or governmental entity in need of support?

LEARN MORE about requesting Urgent Need grant funds.

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 who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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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