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Grant Opportunities for TCAPS

We offer two competitive grant opportunities specifically for Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS). Grant applications are accepted year-round, reviewed annually in November, and awards are presented in December, with funding available for the 2024-2025 academic year. Only one application needs to be completed for both available TCAPS opportunities.

Photo credit: TC West High School, one of our previous TCAPS grant partners

Grant Eligibility

The TCAPS Academic Excellence Endowment (previously known as the Assisting Children's Education Endowment) supports a variety of K-12 programs within TCAPS to help students and teachers develop and implement innovative ideas that are student-focused, curriculum-based and promote academic excellence.

  • Grant awards support K-12 classroom activities throughout TCAPS that are not otherwise funded by the District's operation budget.
  • 2024 grant funds available: $8,745

The Titan Excellence Fund Endowment supports programs or projects to benefit students of Traverse City West Senior High, with a primary focus on supporting student life and academics. Programs or projects for music or athletics are also considered.

  • Projects could include, but are not limited to: basic classroom materials, extracurricular activities or new clubs, school-related events, support for student involvement in community service projects, field trips (including cultural arts activities).
  • 2024 grant funds available: $1,840

Apply Now

To apply, please submit an online application

Post-Grant Reports

The Community Foundation values data and how it informs both our ongoing impact and future grants. Post-grant reports will be sent to grant partners and are intended to provide feedback on our process and effectiveness as grantmakers. 


Contact us at grants@gtrcf.org or by calling (231) 935-4066.