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Urgent Needs Fund









The Urgent Needs Fund received initial funding from the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, Oleson FoundationRotary Charities of Traverse CityUnited Way of Northwest Michigan, DTE Foundation, Herrington-Fitch Family Foundation, and Huckle Family Foundation. Additional support has been committed by the Brookby Foundation, the Beers Family Foundation, Cherryland Cares, Team Elmers, Les and Anne Biederman Foundation, Art and Mary Schmuckal Family Foundation, Frey Foundation, HP Foundation, Consumers Energy Foundation, and many individuals.

View the full list of nonprofits that have received funding from the Urgent Needs Fund.

  • Donations will be used to grant funds to local nonprofit, educational, governmental, and tribal entities that are providing vital services such as access to food and basic hygiene, caring for senior citizens, supporting utility and rental assistance, and overall basic needs that are impacting and benefitting communities across Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties.
  • The goal of this fund is to help ensure organizations across our five-county region that working with the people and families who are most vulnerable and disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and economic consequences of the outbreak are supported.  
  • Grant funding is currently prioritizing support for nonprofits who are providing immediate relief services; we hope to also support long-term recovery efforts in the coming months as funding allows.

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

LEARN MORE about requesting funds.

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

View Community Resources List


We are also sharing information about local nonprofits who have additional needs as they respond and adapt to continuing serving our community. We encourage you to consider supporting these needs directly.

View Local Nonprofit Needs


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