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Grant Opportunities for TCAPS

The Community Foundation has two competitive grant opportunities specifically for Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS). Grant applications will be accepted year-round, reviewed annually in November and awards are presented in December.

Guidelines for Eligible Requests:

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. 2023 Amount Available: $8,476 Learn more about the TCAPS Academic Excellence Endowment

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). 2023 Amount Available: $1,910 Learn more about the Titan Excellence Fund Endowment

2023 Grant Application Instructions:

  • Applications will be accepted year-round, with a deadline of November 1.
  • Only one application needs to be completed for both opportunities shown above.
  • Applications will be reviewed in November 2023, and awards presented in December; therefore, funding will be available for the 2023-2024 school year.

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