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Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Fall Grants

[Photo credit: LIFT Teen Center/Friendship Community Center, one of our previous fall grant partners | Image description: Four students sitting around a wood table painting ceramic art pieces.]

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grant opportunities. Grants, unless otherwise stated, are available to nonprofit, educational, governmental, and Tribal organizations across Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties as well as the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, a federally recognized tribe.

The Community Foundation’s fall grants provide funding to support a range of programs and services, including those that focus on education, the environment, youth, seniors, health and human services, and more. This year, the Foundation has a new grant opportunity through its Veterans Support Endowment, which will join 18 other endowment funds in offering fall grants. The Veterans Support Endowment aims to support agencies and organizations that provide services and programs to veterans in the region.

“Our fall grants make up our largest open-application funding opportunity of the year,” said Gina Thornbury, Senior Community Impact Manager at the Community Foundation. “We welcome applications from a variety of organizations and encourage groups to apply even if they haven’t been involved in a grant partnership with us before.”

Grant applications are due by October 2 at 11:59 pm, unless otherwise noted. Applicants will first take an eligibility quiz that will determine which grant opportunities best fit their needs. From there, applicants will be able to complete an application for each grant opportunity; there is an option to copy and paste responses from one application to another.

To apply for one or more fall grant opportunities, visit: www.gtrcf.org/grants/apply. Applicants interested in grants through the Foundation’s Traverse City Track Club Endowment must submit a separate online application: www.gtrcf.org/grants/traverse-city-track-club-grant-application. Prospective applicants can contact Gina Thornbury, Senior Community Impact Manager, at (231) 935-4066 ext. 107 or grants@gtrcf.org for more information.