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      Local Rotary gives over $600k in charity grants

      The Rotary Charities of Traverse City announced today 21 grants totaling over $600,000 for local non-profits.

      "These resources are a continuing gift to the region; and we are honored to support the work of this impressive array of nonprofits," said Al Bonney, Chairperson of the Rotary Charities of Traverse City. "Their work enriches us all and makes northwest Michigan a better place to live.

      The grants were awarded based on applications received during the fall. The grand total for grants tallied $642,316.

      "Our core beliefs are manifest in our grant making: values that include working for the greater good, leveraging our resources, being a catalyst for positive change and helping people help themselves, Bonney said. "You will see these beliefs reflected in the grant awards."

      Here is a complete list of grant recipients:

      Acme Christian Thrift Store: Single Year Capital Grant - $35,000

      Child and Family Services of NW Michigan: Single Year Program Grant - $49,000

      Northwest Michigan Council of Governments: Single Year Program Grant - $35,000

      Read Aloud: Single Year Program Grant - $15,000

      Traverse Health Clinic: Single Year Program Grant - $90,000

      Bethany Christian Services: Multiple Year Program Grant - $40,000

      Foundation for Mental Health: Multiple Year Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $40,000

      GT Regional Community Foundation: Multiple Year Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $40,000

      SEEDS: Multiple Year Organization Capacity Building Grant - $40,000

      United Way of NW Michigan, 2-1-1: Multiple Year Program Grant - $40,000

      Alliance for Economic Success - HARP: Year 2 Program Grant - $15,000

      American Red Cross: Year 2 Organizational Capacity Grant - $25,000

      Antrim Conservation District: Year 3 Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $11,927

      Benzie Area Christian Neighbors: Year 3 Organization Capacity Building Grant - $22,705

      Communities in Schools Mancelona: Year 3 Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $25,000

      Junior Achievement: Year 2 Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $13,500

      Leelanau Children's Center: Year 3 Program Grant - $12,000

      Paperworks - Goodwill Industries: Year 3 Program Grant - $20,000

      Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center: Year 3 Program Grant - $25,000

      United Way Volunteer Center: Year 2 Program Grant - $25,000

      Women's Resource Center: Year 2 Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $23,184